Inspired by the love for nature, his songs find their own expression, documented by one LP, four own CD publications and numerous concerts. The singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist from Cologne/Germany shared the stage with Till Brönner, Xaver Fischer, Roland Peil, Christina Lux, and many other great musicians, and enchanted the audience as opening act for international artists such as Johnny “Guitar“ Watson and Bobby Womack. He also contributed songs to the debut album of Germany's Eurovision Song Contest participant Max Mutzke, produced by the German television host and musician Stefan Raab, for which he was awarded Gold Disc status. His music - in that borderland of folk, soul, funk and jazz - is authentic, and his warm, deep voice touches heart and soul.
In 1980, he gave his first concert with own compositions for guitar and own songs in Cologne and, since then, has been playing on many small, but also big stages, such as the Kölner Philharmonie as an award winner of the “Hennessy Jazz Search”, and on the occasion of the 25th anniversary concert of the “Leverkusener Jazztage” with Al Jarreau and Lizz Wright. His voice became known to a wider audience with the Barry White-like soul ballad “Let's Make A Baby” in the German cinema success “(T)raumschiff Surprise”. However, his guitar play alone would be worth attending a concert. The guitar tuned in D major or A major, he accompanies himself with delicate fingerstyle up to funky grooves. A man, his guitar, his voice, his songs – Udo Schild is a truly versatile and impressive musician.
Udo Schild's CD “Morning“, recorded live and unplugged in Cologne at the “Topaz“ studio, received great attention.
“... He sings with this smoky, velvet voice in that borderland of soul and jazz, fascinates hundreds of people that hear him, they are too few ..., but in this field, up to now, we loved to listen more to Al Green or Van Morrisson, Tim Buckley or Marvin Gaye ..., with „Morning“ begins a new day ...“ - quotation from the German weekly “Die Zeit“ (Konrad Heidkamp)
“... goose bumps guaranteed!.“ - quotation from the magazine “JazzThing“
“… With “Morning“, Udo Schild - incidentally, he is also an excellent guitarist - has recorded a fantastic acoustic jazz album with own compositions. His songs and ballads all have the subtle qualities of pop - and live, this man is an experience, in whatever line-up he enters the stage“ - quotation from the magazine “Guitar & Bass“
Albums of Schild, Udo
Schild, Udo - Live in concert
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