Andru Donalds

Vocals

Scarcely two meters largely, slim and athletically, special characteristic are his long rastas, which belong somehow to many men of the Caribbean Island Jamaica. Contrary to most of his compatriots Andru Donalds is limited by no means on Reggae and Rastafari mythology. Directly after school 18 years old Andru took his suitcase and travelled the world, in order to develop his musical qualities as singer and songwriter. He worked with producers like Eric Foster White (W. Houston, B. Spears). Andru has since gone on to have worldwide success with singles and albums like "Mishale" (Andru Donalds) and "All Out Of Love" (Snowin' Under My Skin) and published 5 solo albums. Until today the are still present in international radio stations.

In the last three albums Andru participated as guest singer with Enigma, the world-wide successful music project of Michael Cretu, with in each case sold over seven million records.

Florian Sitzmann

Keyboards

For nearly 20 years Florian Sitzmann, a classically trained pianist, has been high in demand in many areas of European pop-production and performance. As a most versatile keyboarder he has been performing with a wide variety of acts from smaller jazz ensembles to one of the most successful Live-Acts in the GSA-countries, the "Söhne Mannheims". As studio musician, songwriter and arranger - also in the field of orchestra arranging - he has contributed to more than 300 CD productions in the past, many of which kept his name in the charts for extraordinarily long terms. As a producer he worked with world stars like Nena or André Heller.

He is teaching music production at the German Pop Academy, one of the most renowned facilities of this kind in Europe.

Klaus Bittner

Guitar

Guitarist and producer Klaus Bittner grew up in a very musical environment, filled with a mixture between soulfunk, jazz, rock, classic and indie music, which influenced him in a comprehensive way. Covering a huge variety of styles, he developed into the one of the "first call" studio guitarists during the last 15 years. He has been working for many European and US/Canadian artists and producers (i.e. Brian Doerksen, grammy nominee Paul Colman) and shared his musical talent on over 300 CD productions, which were published successfully in Europe, Asia and North America.

As musical director and guitarist of several projects, such as Jack Radics and Andru Donalds, he has toured internationally and opened for Joe Cokcer and Blondie. Besides that, he always looked for the challenge, playing concerts in acoustic setups.

Markus Born

Bass

Markus Born started as a Bass and Guitar player in indie bands in the mid 80's and toured all over Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. In 1990 he began his career as a recording and mixing engineer by doing demos for various indie and rock bands. After being an assistant engineer in jazz and pop studios for a couple of years he went freelance and since then he is working with some of Germany's most successful artists. His credits include mixes for the double album "Zwischenspel - Alles für den Herrn" by Xavier Naidoo, which went no. 2 in the charts and got 3 platinum awards. He also co-produced and mixed "NOIZ" by Söhne Mannheims which went no. 1 and stayed in the top 100 for more than 60 weeks. He played bass on many productions and enjoys having his fingers on faders and strings for AD07.

Ralf Gustke

Drums

Ralf Gustke got his first drumset when he was 13, and began gigging early in the various American clubs in the Heidelberg area. He played with Chaka Khan, toured internationally and recorded with Italian Rock Star Gianna Nannini. He is a well known recording artist, working for successfull European artists like Wolf Maahn, Six Was Nine, Sabrina Setlurand Glashaus, Nena, Edo Zanki, Culture Beat and many more. He was also touring with Acid-Jazz project De Phazz across Europe. He works for Xavier Naidoo as a drummer and as Musical Director on tour and studio. He is also a member of the multicultured Band Söhne Mannheims since 2000.

Ralf has also built himself a reputation as a solo performer/clinican being featured amongst the greatest names of the drumming community today.

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AD07 // CD-R

Promotional E.P. ©2007 Manufactured in Germany

Cat. # ---

 

01. Walk On Water 4:52

02. Leaders Of Tomorrow 5:34

03. Promise Of An Ecstasy 4:26

04. Inspiration 3:47

05. Out Of This World 4:25

 

Commercially E.P. was released in digital format only.

Just a few physical CDs were made strictly for promotional use.

// AD07

All songs written, produced and arranged by AD07.

Except 3: lyrics by Kell Canada & Andru Donalds, 5: lyrics by Cae Gauntt.

 

Recorded by Markus Born and Dennis Kopacz at "Kleine Audiowelt:, Sandhausen.

 

Mixed by Markus Born at "Kleine Audiowelt:, Sandhausen.

 

Mastered by Marco Schneider at Skywalk Mastering.

© 2020 Andru Donalds. All rights reserved.

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