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charismatic star on best behaviour
It was a long time ago. A very long time ago. Before the Wall came down – quite some time before that in fact. I can remember seeing a really good band. A friend who had done the graphics for one of their early albums had given me a ticket. The front man was clearly an interesting character. Charismatic. A useful songwriter, too. And throwing in occasional Chet Baker-style solos on his trumpet. The band was Element of Crime. The singer: Sven Regener – my latest guest on Talking Germany.
DateAugust 1, 2014
A superhero does a spot of ironing
I wondered, during the show, whether viewers might have noticed that I was having a wee bit of trouble peeping down at my notes. Which can lead to continuity problems. The reason was that my guest demanded maximum eye contact. And what eyes! What a guy, in fact. Big, blonde, blue-eyed. Everything you need, together with the right voice of course, to be a Wagnerian heroic tenor – what they call a Heldentenor. Which is precisely what he is. He’s Klaus Florian Vogt. His beautiful, lyrical voice has been described as ‘god’s trumpet.’ And he’s my latest guest on Talking Germany.
DateJanuary 28, 2013