Food band

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Food band
General information
Genre (s) skirt
founding 1976
resolution 1981
Founding members
Wolf Maahn
Axel Heilhecker
Matthias Keul
Jan Dix
Helmut Zerlett
former members
Paco Saval
Dick W. Frangenberg

The Food Band was a German band from Cologne that existed from 1976 to 1981. She played a mixture of soul , jazz , pop and rock elements .

Band history

The band was founded in 1975 by Axel Heilhecker , Ralf Engelbrecht, Hans Maahn and Wolf Maahn . An unpublished song called Send Me Up to Mona was played frequently by WDR and reached number 1 in the WDR2 hit rally . The song did not appear as a single until 1979 . Later members included Jan Dix , Dick W. Frangenberg , Matthias Keul , Werner Kopal , Paco Saval and Helmut Zerlett . The songs were composed by Wolf Maahn and Axel Heilhecker. The texts are from Wolf Maahn.

Her debut album Foodband was released in England in 1979. It was not until 1980 that the album was available on the German market under the title Last Year's Album . For the 1979 release, the band played concerts in London at the Marquee Club and the Music Machine and was invited to a radio production at the BBC Studios.

The band appeared in 1980 at WDR - Rockpalast . In the same year the Food Band played as support for Bob Marley and Fleetwood Mac in Germany. In 1980 Matthias Keul helped BAP with the Affjetaut album . In 1981 the second food band album Rhythm 'n' Juice was released . The band broke up shortly afterwards.

Wolf Maahn then started his solo career, with Axel Heilhecker accompanying him. Jan Dix became a BAP drummer in 1983. Helmut Zerlett continued to work as a music producer . Dick W. Frangenberg worked from then on as a musician, band leader, producer and publisher in the field of country music . He founded u. a. the Nashville Music Company .


  • 1979 - food band
  • 1980 - Last Years Album (German version by Foodband )
  • 1981 - Rhythm 'n' Juice

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