Nightlosers live at Hardward Pub
15 February, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
“A delicious mixture of blues and folk music from the Balkan area, with some jazzy-funky grooving on top, and a whole lot of humour. NIGHTLOSERS’ music is full of surprises and original turns.
‘The blues playing was superb, the singing completely authentic: these guys knew what they were doing. (The Independent)”
Hanno Hoefer: vocals, guitar, harmonica, ukulele, washboard
“El” Lako Jimi: guitar, violin, bouzouki
Grunzo Geza: keyboards, accordeon
Lucian Pop: bass guitar, double bass
Claudiu Purcarin: drums, vocals
Peter Attila: viola, sound engineer
…and special guest Nucu Pandrea: leafs and ceramic birdflutes.
NIGHTLOSERS got together in 1994, in the city of Cluj, Transsylvania, Romania, as a jam band in a local student pub. That’s also where, after a while, they found out they were given the name Nightlosers.
The music is a combination of American Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and elements of Transylvanian folklore: Romanian, Hungarian and Gypsy folk music.
1994 “Sitting on Top of the World”,
1997 “Plum Brandy Blues”
2013 “Cinste lor”
NIGHTLOSERS performed in clubs and festivals and appeared on TV and radio shows in almost all European countries, but also in the US, Canada, Israel, India,