Viktor Gernot & His Best Friends

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February 2022 Next

The musical journey began in 1988 in the cult restaurant Roter Engel in the Vienna Bermuda Triangle. The musical athlete's forge of its time was the scene of the first concerts of Viktor Gernot & His Best Friends. At that time still called Drago & seine Stubenmusi, later Animal House. but already with the founding members Thomas M. Strobl on bass and microphone, Peter Haberfellner on guitar, Wolfgang Fellinger on drums and of course Viktor Gernot himself. At the beginning of the 90s, the exceptional pianist Aaron Wonesch joined the band, and finally, at the turn of the millennium, the great saxophonist Thomas Faulhammer completed the sextet.

30 years together, swinging and jazzy. With a repertoire of songs from the Great American Songbook. Broadway tunes, jazz standards, traditional pop songs, always own arrangements and in the typical sound of the Best Friends. Plus original compositions, translations and parodies in the best tradition of the great entertainers. Idols and role models like Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald or Sammy Davis Jr. still inspire the band today. Regardless of whether this style of music was in or out of fashion during these 30 years, the demands and musical taste were never zeitgeisty, nor target group oriented, but always a matter of conviction and heart.

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