Forty Years of Sunny Skies – Rope Schmitz Interview

In 2010 Bonn’s local newspaper ‘Express’ asked its readers to vote for their favourite Bonn Musician.  No surprise in first place – Beethoven.  Robert Schumann also scored highly of course.  In a very respectable 8th place though, ahead even of Schumann’s wife Clara, came local Pop coverband Sunny Skies.

Ahead of their 40th Anniversary Harmonie concert on 21 April,  3SONGSBONN asked founder member of the band Rope Schmitz how Sunny Skies came into existence, and how he explained their continued popularity.

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Interview – Cherry Lee Mewis

‘blues powerhouse meets  hillbilly boogie’.  You certainly can’t forget the description of her music, or her name for that matter: Cherry Lee Mewis.  Walter Trout, Robin Trower and former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden have all shared stages with the girl who’s base is in Bedford but heart is in Memphis.  This month saw the release of Cherry’s excellent third CD, ‘Heard it here First’ which impressed 3Songs so much that we wanted to know more – so we asked, and Cherry kindly took the time to answer…

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Dani Wilde’s Kenyan Charity Project

Dani Wilde (with Nora) in Kenya - c. Dani Wilde

On 31 January at the Harmonie you can hear great music and also contribute to a good cause.  The ‘Girls with Guitars’ are back with RUF’s  Blues Caravan and  Dani Wilde, is back after a new visit to Africa.  Here she writes about her fundraising project for children in the slums of Kenya, her work towards giving them a better education,  and how every cent can bring a smile to a young face.

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