TEXAS LIGHTNING











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TEXAS LIGHTNING

This quintet has everything it takes to be hip and old fashioned at the same time. Apart from anything else, they're well-dressed, they're true musicians and they're friends. This is the line-up:

Olli "Ringofire" Dittrich (drums & vocals)
Marshall "Malte" Pittner (guitar & vocals)
Markus "Fastfinger" Schmidt (electric guitar & banjo)
Uwe "Friendly" Frenzel (doublebass & vocals)
and last but not least the amazing

Miss Jane Comerford (leadvocals & ukulele)

On the one hand, their repertoire includes material from country legends like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe or Tex Williams. On the other hand Texas Lightning shows us that a country heart can beat in almost every great song. Classics like "Highway to Hell", "Like a Virgin", "Kiss" or "Dancing Queen" are reborn with a trace of saloon and gunpowder.

Last year the furious five released their first longplayer and presented themselves on an extensive tour of Germany. Only half a year later the Texans won the preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with their selfpenned hit "No No Never". This made them the very first countryband in the history of europe's most important song contest to enter the finales. Up to now "No No Never" has sold over 450,000 copies in Germany and therefore has reached triple gold status – while the Album "Meanwhile, back at the Ranch..." has reached gold-status as well with over 100,000 copies sold.