It’s hard to believe, but the genial founder of legendary Bonn band Sunny Skies has been gone now for almost two years. Even now I keep thinking the only reason I haven’t seen Rope Schmitz onstage for so long is due to Covid decimating the number of live concerts everywhere.
I’m proud to have known Rope and am proud that one of my photos is on the memorial poster. It will be an emotional evening I’m sure and hopefully the rules by 6th May will allow entry for as many of Rope’s friends and associates into the Harmonie as want to come – which I’m sure will be many.
For my own thoughts and memories of the Man and his Music read my tribute to Rope here.