(git/voc) – has changed within 20 years RDs from a heavy rock
shouter to a veritable songwriter and today impresses his
audience by performing his songs intensively.
(lead git) – has etablished himself in the first league of the
South German solo guitarists due to his song-convenient and
technically perfect guitar play. He started his handcraft as
co-founder of the Prog Rock Band „The Formula“ in the 80s.
Since 2001, he has been guitarist of the RDs (first album:
Georg Grimm (bass) – is
a rocker of the first generation in Germany and in the early
60s, he established his reputation. He worked together with
Tony Sheridan, not only at the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. In his
long career, he played with another outstanding artists like
Albert Lee, Joe South, Chris Farlowe, Emmylou Harris, Christine
Albert... Since 2001, he has been bassist of the RDs (first
album: „Modern Rome“).
Andreas Maucher has
accompanied the band as sound engineer/roadie for many years.
In his home studio, he produced a couple of songs from the
album „Two Of A Kind“ (1998).
in 1991 by Neal
Thomson (London – vocals, drums) and Horst Jabs (Munich –
vocals, guitar) as pub band – first studio recordings at the
end of 1991 in Ludgershall near to Oxford (heavy rock/punk) –
first acoustic EP in 1992 at Timeless Studio, Upper Heyford –
changing lineups in the second half of the 90s (EP „Drunklands“
– 1996) – live shows especially in UK – first complete CD
release (album length) 1998 with „Two Of A Kind“ – changeover
to steady lineup after finishing the album „Modern Rome“ (2001
– hard rock – for the first time with Georg Grimm on bass and
Thomas Weick on solo guitar) – first moderate commercial
success with the album „Dark Actors Playing Games“ (2003 –
heavy rock) – after a tour in Cornwall in 2004, band founder
Thomson left the band due to musical differences – from 2005 to
2007, the RDs worked with two lineups: heavy rock with drums
and first concerts as acoustic trio in the present lineup –
support acts for Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes.
working together with the legendary British guitar heroe and
multiple Grammy winner Albert
Lee (album „Pukka Blokes“ 2006), the band could finally call
their attention to an international musical audience.
the recordings for the new album „131“ in 2009, the RDs present
themselves in a variable lineup as trio or quartet with the
Nicola. The new release (recorded at Twilight Sound Studio by
contains the already mentioned CD as well as the first live DVD
of the band.
Blues Garage Hannover, Substage/Jubez Karlsruhe, Titanic
City/Mariannenhof in München, Colchester Arts Centre UK,
Railway in Oxford UK