This Saturday saw the first Sunny Skies of the summer, musically speaking that is.
It’s been a long road since the bands formation in 1972, but anyone expecting a musical journey through time would be disappointed. The band in 2012 are a very different animal from the one that covered Beatles and Byrds numbers. The Harmonie though was filled with people aged it seemed from almost nine to ninety – so they are clearly doing something right still after all these years.
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.