Carl Verheyen, anerkjent som “One of the World’s Top 10 Guitarists” av Guitar Magazine og “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” av Classic Rock magazine, tar turen til Europa og Herr Nilsen lørdag 20 april. Bandet er ute for å promotere det nye albumet “Riverboat Sky". Verheyen har gjestet Herr Nilsen ved et par anledninger tidligere, nå er han endelig tilbake med fullt band!
The Carl Verheyen Band tour will be a new show and a rare opportunity for audiences to experience a powerful blend of blues, rock, jazz and even country from four world-class musicians in comparatively intimate venues. The Grammy-nominated Verheyen will be joined by renowned bassist Dave Marotta, who has also performed with Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Bruce Hornsby, Gino Vanelli, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins and countless others. Marotta has also played bass in dozens of popular movies and television shows, from American Idol to CSI. On drums will be John Mader, who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Pat Benatar, Steve Miller, Booker T., The Family Stone and many others. John also sings background harmonies, plays percussion and ablest he CVB to play different types of performances, from all acoustic to big Stage electric shows. And with multi-instrumentalist Troy Dexter on guitar, keyboards and vocals there is nothing this band can’t do. Troy is musical director of Wilson Phillips, a band formed in 1989 and still very active today. His wife Hollye is a talented vocalist, the newest member oft he band.
Since 1985, Carl has been a member of the British rock group Supertramp and has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold-out arenas around the world. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents in a wide range of musical genres.
Verheyen's 50-plus years as a solo, band, and studio guitarist have progressed to the point where hardly a day goes by that you don't hear him if you have access to music, film, or television. A premier studio guitarist, Verheyen is the guitarist behind some of the most popular television shows (Seinfeld, Frazier, Cheers, Happy Days, LA Law, Married with Children, among others) and movies (Star Trek, The Usual Suspects, Ratatouille, The Negotiator, Call of the Wild (and hundreds more) of all time. In addition to his duties as Supertramp's guitarist, he has performed and recorded with a who's who of music greats, from BB King to Joe Bonamassa, Cher, Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, the Bee Gees, Stewart Copeland and too many more to list here.
Verheyen has given guitar lessons to John Fogerty, members of Maroon 5 and System of a Down and was a soloist at the Oscars, playing live to more than 67 million television viewers. Over the past 35 years, he has performed with Supertramp in 20,000-seat arenas. He has released 16 CDs of his own, mixing band music with solo projects, such as his 2015 recording Alone, a solo acoustic improvisation.
Carl Verheyen is a distinguished lecturer who has taught at the Musicians Institute, the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles College of Music. His online Music Academy has hundreds of subscribers worldwide. He has been a columnist for Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar and Bass Magazine (Germany and France), Guitar Techniques Magazine (U.K.) and Chitarre Magazine (Italy) and is one of L.A.'s busiest studio guitarists.
The show will feature material from his 16-album catalog. The emphasis is on blues, but country, rock, jazz, jam and even bluegrass styles sneak into the set list on any given night.
Carl Verheyen: guitar, vocals
Dave Marotta: bass
John Mader: drums
Troy Dexter: guitar, keyboards, vocals
Hollye Dexter: background vocals
Support: Bettina Schelker
Carl Verheyen is a musician, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and teacher, and his body of work includes 17 albums, two live DVDs and two instructional books. He has been the guitarist for Supertramp since 1985 and has played to millions of enthusiastic fans around the world. With the Carl Verheyen Band, he has demonstrated his talent and skill as a guitarist across musical genre boundaries. Carl has made a name for himself primarily as a master of tone and a guitar virtuoso.
"Every time I start to feel good about my playing and general overall knowledge of the guitar, I will get together with Carl and see truly how far I have to go. I am proud to call him my friend. A master of the guitar and a helluva nice guy to boot." -Joe Bonamassa
"Carl is so overwhelming to sit in a room and jam with, let alone his playing on records and stage. You get the impression there is no style or territory he is unable to explore." -Brad Paisley
"Carl is known as a studio guitar player but he's much more than that. His records have the great feel of a live player. He plays with a lot of feeling." -John Fogerty
Foto: Lance Lerman