Patrizius (singer)

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Walter Leykauf (* 1942 in Regensburg ) is a German singer, composer, music publisher and presenter who has been performing since the 1950s and who also appears under the artist name Patrizius .


Walter Leykauf became a member of the Nilsen Brothers in the 1950s , who gained popularity through titles like Tom Dooley and But You're Only One For Me (1965). After 1972 Leykauf appeared as an author, composer and soloist under the pseudonym Patrick Nilsen . In 1974 he won the hit competition "Musica 74", later he joined the group of many harmonics . In 1984 Walter Leykauf started a new solo career as Patrizius and devoted himself to popular music . In addition, he also composes for other performers and achieved top places in the Grand Prix of Folk Music . Leykauf himself took part in the competition four times as a singer. In 1986 Leykauf worked as a TV presenter for Hessischer Rundfunk and presented the series Neighbors Comes Over - we make music in the evening program of ARD .

Leykauf continues to perform , his current backing band is the Ronny Nash Band . He runs a music publisher in Berg am Starnberger See . Leykauf received gold records in the course of his career .

Choice discography

  • The Scot on the Wendelstein , 1987
  • We yodel on the Popocatepetl , 1988
  • Friends don't fall from the sky , 1990
  • Like Hermann Löns back then in 1991
  • Take your wife out again , 1992
  • Bring me luck, Christopher , 2000
  • Love matters , 2003
  • Where your heart takes you , 2005


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  3. ^ Music publishers' international ISMN Directory 2003. KG Saur, Munich 2003, ISBN 978-3-598-22260-3 , p. 522.
  4. ^ Patrizius on the pages of the Cariblue music production

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