HEINRICH BEATS THE DRUM originated out ofthe Wave-Funk-Band "Miss Ellie" (1985 - 1988), a veryactive band playing all importantMunichclubsofthetimes. For Roberto, the first singer, theirmusiccausedstrangesideeffects. In the high daysoftheircollaboration, he suddenlyquit all sex, drugs and alcohol and startedto live onfruits and nutsonly. Duetotheseirreconcilabledifferences, theyhadtopartways. Currentsinger and guitaristSublicisn'tthatkeenonabstinence, although he quitssmoking a coupleoftimeseveryyear. Thegreatestmomentsforthe band alwayshappenedon tour, not onlyassupportactsforfamousbandslikeINXS, Selig, Fury in theSlaughterhouse, a.o. Whenworkingconditionswereevenmorechaotic and theambienceevenmorefilthythan in the "Leningrad Cowboys"-movies, theyhadthemostfun. Returning from thesegigstotheoccasional VIP -loungesorfancybackstageareassometimes just blewtheirminds. One oftheirgreatestmomentshappenedduring an "Unplugged"-concertat a bigMunich Festival, whenpartsoftheaudiencesuddenlystartedtoweepuncontrollably - not becauseofonionsmell, teargasorpolicebatons - but out ofthe pure joy and happinessthatthemusicevoked in them.
Musical influences: U2, David Bowie, TheWho
Personal mottofor life: Wecansleep, oncewe'redead (ortotallydrunk, occasionally).
Heinrich Beats The Drum, 1st Album (1989) Forever In Dust (1991)
Age Of Mars (1993)
Live & Acoustic (1994)
Pursuit Of Happiness (1996)
Teenage Wasteland (2000)