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Runway 27, Left: Turning A Page And Off To Britain In 2017
Sporting 47 years of active involvement in the world of popular music as bass player, guitar player and songwriter, Runway 27, Left’s lead guitarist Erich 'White Feather' Brandl just released his German-language autobiography 'So schaut's aus' (in English: 'This is where it’s at!') in print version. The online/e-book release will be available in January/February 2017. In the meanwhile, late-April 2017 will see the blues duo perform their first-ever gigs in Great Britain and take a chance at recording part of their third album while travelling, too.
With critical coverage by German magazine 'Der Folker', playing their first concerts in Switzerland and two of their performances filmed full length by Austrian TV station Servus TV, 2015 was a fairly successful year for Runway 27, Left. Receiving their first award ever, The Akademia Music Award for Best Blues Song in the January 2016 Akademia Music Awards, the new year 2016 saw the acoustic blues duo make a head start. On the winning song, The Akademia thinks that "Aptly titled, 'Tex-Mex Food And Texas Blues' combines easy lyrical stylings with a cool electric guitar riff to create a great anthem for any merry bar scene."
On their current album 'Friends And Catfish', 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 more than 80 performances from 2011 to 2016 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 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. In January 2016, Runway 27, Left received the Akademia Music Awards for Best Blues Song for 'Tex-Mex Food & Texas Blues'. 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'.
Runway 27, Left's concert schedule for spring 2017:
17 Mar 2017 - Mobile Blues Club - Hamburg, Germany
11 Mar 2017 - Lindener Traditionsgaststaette Zum Stern- Hannover, Germany
08 Mar 2017 - Conny’s Café – Vienna, Austria
28 Apr 2017 - Sun Inn – Llangollen, United Kingdom
02 Jun 2017 - The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club – Rhayader, United Kingdom
13 Oct 2017 - Black Pearl Bad Zwesten - Bad Zwesten, Germany
14 Oct 2017 - Rock Bar Reinhardshausen - Reinhardshausen, Germany