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Ein Hit ist ein Hit

Montag, September 6, 2010 - 21:00 - 22:00 | R 3 - Kulturbrauerei - Club 23

Die Macher der legendären Kaffee Burger Show "Ein Hit ist ein Hit" sezieren die Popgeschichte von 1950 bis heute. Texte, Filme, Auftritte internationaler Topstars und nationaler Sternchen geben dem Publikum eine tiefen Einblick in die verzweigten Beziehungen zwischen Musikern, Industrie und Presse. Die Pop-Autoren Lothar Berndorff und Tobias Friedrich, begleitet von Host Adrian Kennedy, Statisker Olaf Schumacher und ihrem musikalischen Leiter Nikko Weidemann, tragen das a2n-Publikum heute abend im Rahmen einer Minishow bis in die Untiefen der Musikhistorie. "unterhaltsam und informativ" (triggerfish) "Zur Stärkung des historischen Gedächtnisses" (taz) "Verlottert!" (bz) --- The cult music show from Berlin's legendary Kaffee Burger dissects the history of popular music from 1950 to the present day. The multimedia-appearance featuring show-stopping performances from top recording artists provides unique insights into the genesis of hit songs and the ever-shifting relationship between the pop industry and the creative artist. Pop authors Lothar Berndorff and Tobias Friedrich, teamed with host Adrian Kennedy, statistician Olaf Shoemaker and musical director Nikko Weidemann, can take you to the crossroads but are you ready to make the deal? A special edition in English. "Pulsating with the rhythms of the music the team feel passionate about these events are wildly unpredictable and reliably entertaining" (Hit-Magazine)

Adrian Kennedy

Adrian Kennedy A trip to an Einstuerzende Neubauten concert in London in 1984 changed the life of 24-year-old Englander Adrian Kennedy forever and prompted him to relocate to Berlin (West) at the height of the Cold War. He successfully made the switch from teaching English to journalism as the commmunist regime in East Germany collapsed in 1989.

 

His first foray into television was as Mr Adrian in an award-winning comedy series within the Youth Magazine programmme ELF99. He is now a staff producer at Deutsche Welle television working on their prize-winning shows popXport, euromaxx and most recently German Beats. He is the compere of the Ein Hit Ist Ein Hit show in the legendary Kaffee Burger.

Lothar Berndorff

Lothar Berndorff

Tobias Friedrich and Lothar Berndorff: Born and raised in Göttingen - the secret capital of Germany - in the late sixties, Tobias Friedrich and Lothar Berndorff have worked together as a team since Kindergarten. They played in such bands as the Rowdies, the Candy Dates and now Viktoriapark.

When the wall came down they took their chance and moved to Berlin, founding the legendary but now defunct music magazine Guide Berlin. The noughties gave them the opportunity to display their incredible knowledge of music in various publications including the acclaimed standard work "1000 ultimative Charthits". The book provides insight into Germany’s changing musical landscape from 1959-2008.

Nikko Weidemann

A trip to a Frank Zappa concert in 1977 changed the life of 17 year old Nikko Weidemann forever. Founding and breaking up such bands as 'Flucht nach vorne' and 'Nikko and the Passionfruit' the multi-talent has been a constant companion of Germany’s music history for almost three decades. Nikko also worked successfully alongside countless international artists such as Giana Nannini, Guy Chambers, Sean Lennon or John Watts and composed several soundtracks. In 2010 he released his new album "Schöne Schmerzen" to much acclaim. He is also musical director of the cult show "Ein Hit ist ein Hit".

Olaf Schumacher

The eternally youthful Magic Shoemaker still looks just as he did in his mid twenties when his band Keine Ahnung were pioneers of the Neue Deutsche Welle.

In the eighties he was at the forefront of Berlin's Power Pop Scene with The Most Wanted Men. He still performs regularly with current band The Groovy Cellar. Olaf also has a  deep passion for graphics and numbers which he indulges in his role as chief statistician of the legendary Ein Hit ist ein Hit Show.

Tobias Friedrich

Tobias Friedrich

Tobias Friedrich and Lothar Berndorff: Born and raised in Göttingen - the secret capital of Germany - in the late sixties, Tobias Friedrich and Lothar Berndorff have worked together as a team since Kindergarten. They played in such bands as the Rowdies, the Candy Dates and now Viktoriapark. When the wall came down they took their chance and moved to Berlin, founding the legendary but now defunct music magazine Guide Berlin.

 

The noughties gave them the opportunity to display their incredible knowledge of music in various publications including the acclaimed standard work "1000 ultimative Charthits". The book provides insight into Germany’s changing musical landscape from 1959-2008.