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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/GUITAR
Michelle Plum
Michelle is a Yorkshire lass, born and bred. With Irish and Scottish roots, music is most definitely in her blood. She first took to the stage at the age of 18, playing the role of Anita in West Side Story. She loved performing but had a burning desire to sing in a band.

At the same time her friend taught her a few chords on a guitar, and she was instantly hooked! She bought a second hand acoustic guitar, taught herself some more chords and formed an acoustic pop duo with a keyboard player. The pair toured the UK, Germany and Holland for 6 years as The Accidental Tourists, playing Michelle’s own original songs and covers. In 2001 Michelle was asked to join anarchist band Chumbawamba when Lou Watts took a break. She spent 4 hugely enjoyable years as singer/keyboardist for the band, touring the UK and most of Europe including Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Germany.

Michelle is currently also one half of PLUMHALL, a powerhouse acoustic partnership alongside husband Nick B Hall.