06 Sep

MAKING OF HOME

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05 Sep

WEBSITE UPDATE

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Kurz vor dem Erscheinen von “HOME”, dem neuen Album von Philipp Fankhauser, wurde die Website aktualisiert. >>>

Weitere Informationen, ein “Making of” video aus dem Aufnahmestudio und Songs zum Vorhören folgen in den nächsten Tagen. Folge uns jetzt auf Facebook an, um stets aktuell informiert zu bleiben. Folge Philipp Fankhauser auch auf Twitter.

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21 Nov

WELCOME ABOARD, RICHARD!

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On the 29. November 2013 Philipp Fankhauser, Marco Jencarelli, Hendrix Ackle and Angus Thomas will premier their new program “Bringin’ It All Back Home” at the KKT Thun venue in Thun, Switzerland. It will be a premier for the band’s new drummer, Richard Spooner. The five will be supported by the “A-Team Horns”, Till Grünewald, Thomi Geiger and Lukas Thoeni.

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Richard «Doc Spoons» Spooner first picked up a pair of sticks at 14 and has yet to put them down. Spoons, as he is generally known, has a deep and basic love for all things drums. A seasoned session player, Spoons has worked for a raft of artists, producers and organisations. A truly versatile musician, he is as at home pounding out straight rock rhythms as he is riding laid–back hip-hop boom-bap or shufflin’ blues grooves. “Bringin’ It All Back Home” will spotlight a variety of songs that have never been performed by Fankhauser or not in a very long time. It also Markes the beginning of the work for the next album scheduled to be released in fall of 2014.

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31 Aug

PHILIPP AND TOSHO GO SEPARATE WAYS

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Dear Tosho
Many years ago, in late 1989, I asked a friend, a drummer himself, what drummer in Switzerland would know how to play a Blues shuffle. Without thinking about it too much he said that there’s Tosho Yakkatokuo in Zurich – probably the only one!  >>>

When I called you, you said that you’d never played the Blues but you’d sure try. And you did not only try but you literally blew me away and into new musical heights. How many show have we worked since then? Hard to say, and I don’t know the exact number, but my guess would be around two thousand. You have always been a great musical support for me, and on a personal level I don’t know where I’d be today without you. For your dedication as a friend, and for your support for well over two decades I can’t thank you enough. We lived through highs and lows, and for that long period of time, and your faith I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

In the past few years we both realized that musically we somewhat drifted apart from each other, and all the blind understanding and intuition we used to have that inspired us both so much started to fade. And we both started to miss that sorely. So we met just a few days ago, and as hard as it was for me, we talked about it, and drew the consequences. Our friendship is not coming to an end, but our musical partnership is. This separation is painful for both of us, and it will take a while to get over it. Like you said, it’s a chance for new opportunities for everybody involved. It is crucial to me, and I’m glad you also spoke of it, that my and our music remains authentic and true. I can’t and won’t bend you, nor are you ready to be bent. I admire you for that!

I am very happy to to still meet eye to eye with you as a dear and valued friend, and that the time we shared making music, which is so well documented, will remain very precious as a living memory.

Lovingly yours

Philipp

P.S. You remember that pic? Bob Stroger took it in front of Muddy’s house in Chicago in July 2004

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03 Aug

FOUR MONTHS BREAK

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Dear all
After ten years with almost 1000 shows and 6 CDs, I’m taking a couple of days off. Actually it’s a couple of weeks, and in all honesty a couple of months. I will enjoy the beautiful month of August in Switzerland and Spain, and on September 1st I’m off to the USA for two months. >>>

Without giving away too much already, my mind is set on letting you all know what’s going on while I travel across the USA, and will blog whenever I think it’s worth blogging. You will find it from September 1st on under the new tab HOME AWAY FROM HOME. From September 1st on you will also find all new concert bookings for winter/spring.

Thank you all very much for your support during all these years, and I’m looking forward to see you again
Yours truly Philipp

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