Biografie

Carol Knauber  – A Brief Music Biography

 

1975 – 1982

Carol Knauber became well known in Germany with his jazz-rockgroup SKALAR. Carol composed all the music for this instrumental group. Band members included, Hans Greuel on Bass and Thomas Oldenburg on Drums.

Erste Band Besetzung:

Claus Recktenwald (Piano & Keyboards),

Magnus Knauber (Drums)

Heinz E. „Long“ Caumans (Bass),

Carol Knauber (Guitars) Gründungsmitglied

 

1980 – 1982

Concurrent to SKALAR, Carol Knauber and Gerd Weiler presented themselves in the tradition of their guitar heroes: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía. They played a live-set of cover versions and own compositions. The Knauber-Weiler Duo appeared on the Neuwieder Jazz Festival. Also supported by Philip Chaterine and Origon.

 

1982 – 1983

Carol became resident in Los Angeles with studies alt the “Guitar Institut of Thechnology” in Hollywood (GTI) where he gained a lot of good contacts on the L.A. music scene. These connections are still continuing till taoday, as can be seen on his solo-CDs.

 

1985

Carol returned from the USA. He spent his time with his guitar shop “Valley Arts” (Art of Sound, Cologne) which opened in 1987 and was sold in 1997.

 

1990

Carol Knauber started his musical (Career) comeback with a solo guitar program. The most important gig was the opening of the “Deutschland Tour” with the Blues-Jazzers “Robben Ford Band”.

 

1993

First Solo CD ”Now You´reTalking” with Jeff Andrews (Bass), Mario Argandona (Percusssion), Rich Eams (Keyboards/Piano), Steve Smith (Drums), Steve Tavaglione (Sax), Carol Knauber (Guitars), teleased on 101 South Records. The CD was released in March 1996 on the new label “Swinging-Banana-Records”.

 

1994

Carol formed a new guitar duo with Joachim Golke based on the influence and styles of: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía.

 

1995

Second Solo CD “The Joggler” with Alex Acuna, Tom Brechtlein, Rich Eames, Brandon Fileds, Jimmy Johnson, Abraham Laboriel and Carol Knauber, released on the label “Swinging-Banana-Records”. The Juggler was recorded at MAD HATER STUDIOS in Los Angeles.

 

1996

Carol founded “String Attack” a new acoustic band project.

 

1997

First CD by String Attack, “Tacos For The Beast” released in January 1997.

 

1999

“Sahara”, Carol Knauber founded this band together with Brahim Hnine and Mustafa Osh, a “Rai” type of music with a combination of Arabien and South European sound. The band plays cover versions from Khalet, Cheb Mami and Taha. Also included in the set are original songs.

 

1999

Filmmusic / Soundworld Production under the pseudonym: Thomas C. Bernhard. First CD, T.B.C. “Over Five / Below Zero” released July 1999

 

2000

The second String Attack CD “The Journey” released by the accustic band “Carol Knauber´s String Attack”.

 

2001

CD “ Carol Knauber Electric Outlet” with Jeff Andrews (Bass), Mario Agandona (Percussion), Steve Smith (Drums), Steve Tavaglione (Sax), Tom Brechtlein (Drums), Brabdon Fileds (Sax & Fluits) and Carol Knauber (Guitars).

 

2003

First coverband Soul United

 

2005

Featuring:

Dave Weckel, Brandon Fileds, Rich Eams, Tom Brechtlein

 

2006

The “Oldie Coverband” KOKG was founded. KO KG play Songs from the 60. & 70.

 

2006

Mo Galaxy Funk Soul and Pop

 

2013

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ  & CAROL KNAUBER Duo / Trio

Daniel (Vocals & Guitars), Carol (Guitars) – Guest Mike Haaman (Percussion)

 

2012

breitBANDspectrum  –  Fusion Cover  –  Greatest Hits der Fusion Szene

Michael Teichen (Piano / Keyboards)

Gerd Rückemesser (Bass)

Bogdan Sluzsarski  (Drums)

Carol Knauber (Guitars)

 

2016

TRAVLING LIGHT  J.J. CALE Tribut Band

Besetzung:

Carol Knauber (Gitarre)

Lothar Diehl (Bass)

Rayner Appelrath (Schlagzeug)

Mac Becker (Percussion)

Manni Braun  (Gesang, Gitarre, Harp)

Manni Braun  (Gesang, Gitarre, Harp)