cye The Band
...about strings, sticks and keys!
Marko Heinemann, 11.Juni 1957, Zurich, Switzerland
Bought his first guitar at the age of 14. On and off, he has been René's musical partner since teenage days. Founding member of cye The Band.
Idols: John Petrucci/Dream Theater, Steve Howe/Yes, Genesis, Ian Crichton/Saga, Jimi Hendrix
Fun Fact: He can't sight-read (what's that?) after all these years. It's all in the ears anyway...
Billy Oden, 26.Juli 1955,
St. Louis (MO), USA
Studied piano from age 5 - 12. When he heard Sly and the Family Stone he switched to drums. Founding member of cye The Band.
Idols: Return to Forever, Frank Zappa, Rush, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Tribal Tech
Fun Fact: He has been living in Switzerland for nearly 40 years. If only his German could prove it!
René Tecklenburg, 14.August 1957, Zurich, Switzerland
Started to play piano and organ at the age of 12 and has been the driving force behind various musical projects. Founding member of cye The Band.
Idols: Keith Emerson, Eddie Jobson/UK, Richard Wright, Patrick Moraz, Chick Corea
Fun Fact: He strongly believes, that every strand of silver hair is worth gold.
Special Guest Hans Neber, 2.Juni 1962, Worms, Germany
Picked up bass at the age of 11, after his older brother had brought home an old bass guitar. Has become a deeply valued asset for cye The Band.
Idols: The Beatles, Deep Purple, Mother's Finest, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Sting, Dirty Loops
Fun Fact: Played German Schlager at the age of 12 in bars and beer tents.
Special Ears Felix Müller, 12.August 1957, Wetzikon, Switzerland
Learned to play the trumpet at the age of 1o. Switched to bass at 12 to form his first rock band and turned professional at 24. His bass has been the foundation of countless bands (e.g. Gianna Nannini, Les Sauterelles) and he has been successfully producing bands since the late 1980's at his studio in Wetzikon.
Idols: Paul McCartney, Crowded House, Charlie Sexton
Fun Fact: Hates alcohol in food and can't stand garlic.