RB JUBILEE 2009 - 2019

B A N D   B I O G R A P H Y 

2009 

The Rosinenbomber started with a German-American friendship:  Brad Irvin (Vocals, Bass)born in Oregon/USA, raised in Los Angeles and then GI in Heidelberg/Germany, met  Karsten Wolff (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar) in his hometown Münster/Westphalia in summer 2008. On New Years Day 20o9 Norbert Fritzsch (Drums, Vocals) joined. That was the day the band really got started, playing 60s flower power songs in a dark and damp bunker at "Alter Güterbahnhof" in Münster. The three gave themselves fantasy names like "General Irvin", "Sgt. K." and "Inspektor Fritzsch". The name "Rosinenbomber" (BE: "Candy Bomber", AE: "Jelly Bomber") was chosen because it refers to the peaceful use of former war planes (mainly that legendary DC3) in times of the "Cold War" to perform the huge "Berlin Airlift" ("Berliner Luftbrücke") 1948/49.  The Rosinenbomber's "bombs" are beautiful songs and peaceful messages in an authentic 60s style. 

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The very beginning at "Alter Güterbahnhof" (Münster, Germany) 
Photo: The Rosinenbomber Archive 

Hansi Meier ("Der Meier", Vocals) joined in October 2009 as a singer and performer. He had a high reputation as the first progressive DJ in Münster, working at the famous "Lila Eule" from 1969 - 1972, and he could entertain very well with lots of stories and songs from the Sixties.  "Papa, you don't have to become a rock-star. You are one already!" said his daughter Nina. However, having been a vocals street artist, for Hansi it was a kind of "teenage dream come true" to be the singer in a rock band now, and he loved the early Sixties (in a double meaning). Our Rolling Stones repertoire grew immensely the next couple of years! 

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Hansi Meier ("Der Meier", 1948 - 2018) at Altes Kurhaus Wolbeck
Photo: Winfried Löckener 2009

2010

Martin Hähn ("Herr Hähn") joined to back-up Brad on bass-guitar at the times he was in the USA. At some occasions they actually played together on stage. Both initially being guitar-players, they found it easy  to switch between the two instruments and had fun in doing so. Martin Gorenz ("Gebrüder Engel Band", "Peter Janssen Band") joined with an exceptional lead-guitar! We were his first real "Rock'n Roll Band", as he often remarked. He liked the atmosphere at Altes Kurhaus Wolbeck, and we also had a number of great unplugged sessions in the park. 

Kurpark
At  Alter Kurpark Wolbeck
Photo: The Rosinenbomber 2010

2011 

Jürgen Hintz joined on drums and we left the suburbs to play Münster-City. The concert at the former "Wienerwald" Restaurant near the central station was fame: It was where Hansi Meier had his first job in the early Sixties. Next door was the "Rex" Cinema, the whole corner "downtown" Münster. Actually we were the last band to play in the building, which was knocked down a few weeks later to be replaced by a "tower building" with students' apartments. 

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Live at "Bosporus" (originally "Wiener Wald"), Downtown Münster 
Photo: Andi Bayer 2011

2012

Friedrich Brocke took over on drums! We recorded our first Maxi-CD "We can fly" (the green one) feat. Martin Gorenz at Pauck-Tonstudio (Herford). Unfortunately those were to be the last recordings of the late Martin Gorenz. You can find some of the tracks featured on our YouTube Channel in memory of a good friend and unique guitar player! 

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Our logo and typography have basically been the same since 2010. 
Photo: Rosinenbomber Publishing 2013

Brad Irvin (Vocals, Bass) came over from the US that summer and we played as a quartet again, very similar to how we had started. 

Brad
Re-united with Brad Irvin summer 2012 
Photo: Dariusz Löwe / Rosinenbomber Publishing 

2013 - 14 

We got support by Roman Holy (Lead-Guitar, Vocals), who stepped into the space Martin Gorenz had left empty. Martin Hähn (Bass) came back making the group a quintet again. 

Rosinenbomber Publishing was established at Kurhaus Wolbeck, and we went to MUNDart Tonstudio (Münster) to record the Maxi-CD "The sky is no limit" with Alfred Nienstedt. We did five tracks, two featuring Hansi Meier and two with Karsten Wolff. Number five, "Little Wing" with Roman Holy on lead-guitar and vocals (!) was published as the "Bonus Track" of the Maxi-CD "Mad World / Manhattan-Berlin" 2016. "The Sky Is No Limit" were to become the last recordings of the late Hansi Meier (1948 - 2018).  Gregor Lutz ("City Life")  came in with drums summer 2014. 

Roman
Doing overdubs at MundART Tonstudio Münster 
Photo: Rosinenbomber Publishing 2013 
Alexianer
Live at "ALEXIANER WASCHKÜCHE" April 2014
Photo: Rosinenbomber Publishing

2015 

Hansi Meier retired from band life and from stage, and Traudl Hörst (Vocals) came in and added this one song to the repertoire: "First we take Manhattan". Karsten Wolff started to perform with  Siggi Mertens' ("Marylin", Münster) backing band "Siggi Proudly Presents".  Dariusz Löwe joined the group as a Road Manager.

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Dariusz Löwe with his daughter Emma at Hafenfest Münster Mai 2016. 
Photo: Karsten Wolff /Rosinenbomber Publishing 

 

2016

Maxi-CD "Mad World"  with feat. guest players  Siggi Mertens (Lead-Guitar), LeA Berger (Bass), Inez Sannan & Katja Zeyer (Backing Vocals). Produced at Fox Music Studios (Telgte, Germany) with Wolfgang Brammertz (engineer). 

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CD  cover 2016 with Sandra Ajtner &  goggles 
Photo: Anna Ajtner / Layout: Katja Zeyer ​​
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Siggi Mertens  at the live presentation of "Mad World", Münster December 2016
Photo: Dariusz Löwe / Rosinenbomber Publishing 

 

2017

January - September: Making of "Mad World Movie" in Germany and the Netherlands starring Sandra Ajtner. With her mother Anna Ajtner  (movie director) and Karsten Wolff (producer). Post-Production made with Robert Biermann (Hamm) September - Oktober. 

April: At Can-Studio (Rock'n Popmuseum, Gronau, Germany)  with Andreas Grotenhoff  (sound engineer). The sessions in the legendary studio was actually the final one there. In summer 2017 the studio was taken down. Today there are essential parts of the studio still on display in the museum, but out of order. 

Can Studio
At CAN-Studio (Gronau) April 2017 
Photo: Anna Ajtner / Rosinenbomber Publishing 

October: Maxi-CD "Mad World Movies feat. Sandra Ajtner" 

Re-make of "Mad World" featuring Karsten Wolff with the CD-debut of Sandra Ajtner (vocals) and photos from Anna Ajtner, produced at Fox Music Studios (Telgte, Germany) with Wolfgang Brammertz (engineer). 

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Final day of the production of the CD & Movie  
Photo: Anna Ajtner / Rosinenbomber Publishing 2017

2018  

January:  Mad World Movie (DVD)The Picture Book  (Anna Ajtner/Karsten Wolff) 

Published & signed at the Polish Library (Amsterdam, NL) with an unplugged performance.  

March: Rosinenbomber Production established 

April: RB Casual Clothing #BeHereNow introduced with a photo session at Ajtner Fine Arts Gallery in Nijmegen (NL) 

June: Pre-Production Candy  at Fox Music Studios (D) with Karsten Wolff    (keyboards) and Wolfgang Brammertz (engineer, guitar, bass, programming)

August - October: Production CD-single  Candy  "I'll show you" at Power Sound Studio (Amsterdam, NL) with Paul Pouwer (engineer), Anna Ajtner (personal management & photography)  and  Karsten Wolff (producer). 

October: The Rosinenbomber are leaving Altes Kurhaus Wolbeck  for Rosengarten Billerbeck.

Galerie
RB Gallery at Altes Kurhaus Wolbeck 
Photo: Rosinenbomber Publishing 2017