Aroundthe turn ofthemillennium 5 friendsfoundedthe band 'Cellarfolks'. Althoughtheyhadgainedexperiencewithsome live performancesbefore, atthat time themembershadtomakeuptheirmindsonthe band´s futuredirection, asuptothis point thesetshadconsistedof a mixtureofmusic and cabaret. As theirdirectiontendedtowardthemusicside, the band concentratedonassemblingthe right lineup. Well setup, and withtheirorientationtothe Irish folkrock and speedfolkgenres, ‘Cellarfolks’bundletheir individual strengths. This, alongwiththeirhonest and authenticperformances, has led tothemquicklygainingnotorietywithinthefolk-rockfanbase.
2004: debutalbum 'MERMAIDS'.
Over theyears, there was indeedrepeatedlychanging, butthe band alwaysstayedintactbecausethefoundingmembershadalwaysbeenonboard. With a highlyregardedperformance in front of 12,000 spectatorsatoneofthebiggest German folkfestivals in Poyenberg, Schleswig-Holstein, forthe band a long-cherisheddreambecamereality - playingon a reallybigstage. Then, in 2013, the 'Cellarfolks' sharedstagewith 'FIDDLER'S GREEN' atthesummerfestival in Rosenheim on 'IRISH FRIDAY', themostfamousspeedfolk band in thecountry.
Olli Becker: Vocals
Laura Zimmermann: Violin
Jörn Isaksen: Backing Vocals
Wolfgang Fiebig: Acc + E-Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rupert Loenner: Accordeon; Tin Wwhistle, Backing Vocals
Holger LuedorfF: Drums; Lead + Backing Vocals