Memphis Blues In Your Neighbourhood
With the first 13 concert dates for 2014 in Germany and Austria under Runway 27, Left's belt, editors and radio stations had a first chance for a first glance at their current album 'Friends And Catfish', too. Lukas Weber of Planet.tt Magazine from Vienna, Austria, says that "Half of the album was recorded at historic Sun Studio in Tennessee, the other half in Berlin; the result is something to be proud of (to listen to). Editor's picks: 'Blue Sunday' & 'Talking To Myself'."
Radio personality Josep Palmada of the Red Hot Blues Radio Show on Radio Vilafant from Spain thinks that 'Runway 27 Left from Vienna (Austria) show a very personal approach to the blues. It's a duo consisting of Anthony 'Tone' Kammerhofer and Erich 'Weissfeder' Brandl, mainly influenced by blues, country, Rock’n Roll, Zydeco and Bluegrass. Their second album 'Friends And Catfish' was recorded in the USA and Europe, and all songs on the album are original songs. It's great work.'
With such a large dose of motivation, the boys are looking forward to hitting the road again in autumn 2014, with 11 performances coming up in Austria. For those Austrian dates, they will also team up with two guest musicians joining them for a number of tunes, Andrea Dangl on vocals and Christian 'Crazy Chris' Csapo on guitars/bass, respectively.
With more than 60 performances from 2011 to 2013 in Germany and Austria, acoustic duo Runway 27, Left's first album 'Weekend Warriors' was released on their label 'Weissfeder Records' in March 2012. The harbinger of their first album, radio-only release 'Flawed & Flattened', had already gathered radio airplay in the UK, the USA, Spain, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Austria and Macedonia.
Eventually, April and May 2012 saw their first, brief guest appearances upon invitation by local artists in Memphis, TN, and New Orleans, LA. February 2013 saw them back in Memphis, TN, for recording their first few songs for their upcoming second album at historic Sun Records Studio, further enhancing their strong bond with St. Blues Guitar Workshop, too. The second part of their second album was recorded in September 2013 at Tonbrauerei Studios in Berlin, Germany. Both albums, 'Weekend Warriors' and 'Friends And Catfish' are available on all respective download platforms worldwide.
Runway 27, Left is a blues project having former Trans Am/Sun Luca/Run Riot bass player Erich 'White Feather' Brandl and My Other Brother lead vocalist Anthony 'Tone' Kammerhofer team up.
The musicians (Erich Brandl - guitars, bass, backing vocals and Anthony Kammerhofer - lead vocals, rhythm guitars) try to reconnect with the roots of pop and rock music, calling their style 'In-Blues Entertainment'.
For a live preview of Runway 27, Left's second album in autumn 2014, see their concert schedule below:
25 Jul 2014 Strasshofer Kellertheater - Strasshof, Austria
29 Aug 2014 Fleckerlfest 2014 @ JZ Marco Polo - Vienna, Austria
30 Aug 2014 100th Anniversary Traditionscafe Industrie - Vienna, Austria
06 Sep 2014 Cafe zum Sitzrieserl - Vienna, Austria
20 Sep 2014 Cafe Ritter - Vienna, Austria
04 Oct 2014 Bierkanzlei - Vienna, Austria
18 Oct 2014 Newchurch's Irish Cafe & Pub - Neukirchen, Austria
06 Nov 2014 The Early Bird - Innsbruck, Austria
07 Nov 2014 Neulinger's Kultig - St. Pölten, Austria
08 Nov 2014 Kulturverein Tschocherl - Vienna, Austria
14 Nov 2014 Mary's Coffeepub - Wiener Neustadt, Austria
28 Nov 2014 Restaurant Lapatschka - Vienna, Austria
13 Mar 2015 Event Cafe - Vienna, Austria
14 Mar 2015 Strasshofer Kellertheater - Strasshof, Austria
27 Mar 2015 Lion's Pub - Waldkirchen, Germany
28 Mar 2015 Mary's Basement - Schwabach, Germany
05 Jun 2015 Panoptikum - Lüdenscheid, Germany
06 Jun 2015 Gaststätte Mainlust - Frankfurt-Schwanheim, Germany