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BIO
Chris Norman
Famed for fronting huge 70’s hit band Smokie, Chris Norman has gone on to carve a successful solo career since leaving the band in 1986, when his first single ‘Midnight Lady’ became a massive hit throughout Europe including holding the German No.1 slot for 6 weeks!

Now, with over 20 solo albums to his name, he’s back with a brand new collection and sounding better than ever. It is an eclectic mix of new and original recordings that have that his unmistakable sound. The tracks are hallmarks of a true singer-songwriter with timeless melodies and memorable harmonies that soar. The single ‘Crawling Up The Wall’ is an instant classic highlighting Chris’ unique and instantly recognisable voice.

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GUITAR/VOCALS
Geoff Carline
For more information about Geoff Carline can be found on Myspace at the following link.

Geoff Carline on Myspace
KEYBOARD/PIANO/VOCALS
MARTINA WALBECK
Martina Walbeck was born 1967 in Mönchengladbach. Fascinated by piano music she had her first piano lessons in 1974 and she immediately felt at home on the instrument. In 1982 she learned to play the clarinet as a second instrument. After her final secondary-school examinations Martina started classical music studies at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf and graduated successfully as a classical concert pianist. Since then she has worked together with all sorts of musical formations in several kinds of music. Together with her piano duo partner Burkhard Kerkeling she has performed in many concerts over the years and together they have won several international prizes. At the moment Martina lives together with her boyfriend in Germany and is very happy to be working together with the Chris Norman-Band.
BASS/VOCALS
Axel Kowollik
Born: March 30th 1957 in Munich
1. gig: 1964 as ministrant
1. band: 1971

From 1979 until 1982: Attempting architecture studies (I always fell asleep during the lectures, though)
Professional musician since 1982
First records: 1984 on the Mercury Label of Polygram
Since 1996: Bass player with Wolfgang Petry
Since 1988: The band “The Public”. 3 albums so far and more than 2000 gigs
Musical influences: Little Richard, Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aerosmith....
DRUMS
DORINO GOLDBRUNNER
Born in Munich, grew up in Rome where he started playing drums at the age of 12. By 21 his drumming brought him to New York to the Drummers Collective where he studied with Zach Danziger, Kim Plainfield and Michael Lauren.

Performed and/or recorded with: Karl Frierson, I Muvrini, The Elements Of Soul and many other.
VOCALS/GITARRE
Stephanie Forryan
Her face might be unfamiliar, but there’s a good chance you’ve already heard Stephanie Forryan’s voice and music – in successful US television shows like “Lie to Me”, on releases alongside artists like Amy Winehouse and Duffy, in creative videos on social media, or on tour as a solo artist or background vocalist all over the world. The native New England singer-songwriter thinks of herself as a song-hunter. She “found” her first song inside an old acoustic guitar and started stalking simple folk songs. But she quickly wandered into rock and pop territory where she decided follow music from Boston, Massachusetts to Berlin, Germany. Since then she’s been traveling the world performing, writing, and recording with some of Europe’s most talented artists. Stephanie has since performed in over 25 countries on four continents, has released two solo albums (Dreamer, Sweet Insomnia) and continues to write music for herself and others (for example, The Living Album). Her musical journey continues now as she performs alongside Chris Norman.