Rosy Vista

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rosy Vista
Rosy Vista live on February 9, 2019
Rosy Vista live on February 9, 2019
General information
origin Hanover , Germany
Genre (s) Hard rock
founding 1983, 2002
resolution 1990
Founding members
Guitar, vocals
Anca Graterol
Current occupation
Guitar, vocals
Anca Graterol
Andrea Schwarz (1983–1988,
since 2002)
Marina Hlubek (1985–1990, since 2002)
Bass, vocals
Angela Mann (since 2016)
former members
Gerda Maus (1983–1985)
Bass, vocals
Regine "Guiness" Hellmann
Guitar, vocals
Karin Knieste (1983–1984)
Barbara Schenker (1986–1988)
Susanne Schätzle (1988–1989)
Laura Christiansen (1989–1990)
Guitar, vocals
Gaby Neitzel (2002)
Bass, vocals
Heike Busche (2002)

Rosy Vista is a German women's hard rock band that was founded in Hanover at the end of 1983 by the native Romanian Anca Graterol .


The guitarist Anca Graterol, b. Vijan, left her native Romania in 1977 with the aim of founding a women's rock band. In Romania she already had success with the women's rock band Catena .

The first band line-up for Rosy Vista consisted of Gerda Maus ( drums ), Regine "Guiness" Hellmann ( bass ), Karin Knieste ( guitar ), Andrea Schwarz (vocals) and Anca Graterol (guitar, vocals). Karin left the band at the end of 1984, and Gerda a few months later. The position on drums was taken over in March 1985 by Marina Hlubek, who had previously belonged to the "Berliner Ring" formation in Berlin . In 1986 Barbara Schenker joined them and played the keyboards from then on . Andrea Schwarz left in mid-1988 for health reasons. Susanne Schätzle took over her position, who in turn followed Laura Christiansen in 1989.

The first public appearance took place in October 1984 in the Leine domicile in Hanover, followed a short time later by an appearance with Uriah Heep . In 1985 the band got a contract with the metal label Noise Records . In May 1985 "You Better Believe It" was released, a 5-song EP. After the release, numerous live shows followed, which Rosy Vista headlined through many German cities. A promotional tour with Mötley Crüe , Bon Jovi and Don Dokken followed, and a photo session with Vince Neil was scheduled for the English magazine Kerrang .

In 1986 an 11-show tour of Germany followed with the Czechoslovak metal band “Citron”. Following this was in August 1986 at the Loreley with Wolf Maahn , Joe Cocker , Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Eric Burdon an appearance before 25,000 spectators instead.

The band Citron invited Rosy Vista to a tour through what was then Czechoslovakia , in which Rosy Vista played as the main act. On the occasion of this tour, the 7 ″ single "Tables Are Turned / Rocking Through The Night" ( Supraphon ) was released in Czechoslovakia . In France, where the album was licensed for the Accord label, another 7 "single was released with" Sound Of Your Love / Tables Are Turned ".

The numerous line-up changes in the band meant that Noise Records questioned the collaboration with the band, which is why it was dissolved in 1990.

In 2002 there was a short reunion, which included Anca, Andrea and Marina, guitarist Gaby Neitzel and bassist Heike Busche. In the next brief reunion in 2008, the band played in the original line-up, except for Barbara Schenker, who moved to London. Bassist Angela Mann has been part of the band's line-up since the third reunion in 2016. With her, the first longplay album "Unbelievable" was created in 2019. In February 2019 a release concert took place in the Musikzentrum Hannover .



  • 1985: You Better Believe It (Noise International N 0033, SPV GmbH 60-1659)
  • 2019: Unbelievable (Steamhammer SPV 288101 LP, SPV 288102 CD)


  • 1986: Tables Are Turned / Rocking Through the Night (Supraphon 1143 3276, 7 ”single)
  • 1986: Sound of Your Love / Tables Are Turned (Accord 135143, 7 ”single)


  • David A. Gehrke: System failure - The history of Noise Records, IP publishing house

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Chipsy: System Failure - The story of Noise Records. In: April 26, 2017, accessed May 8, 2019 (German).
  2. "Rosy Vista": The wild women band rocks again. Retrieved May 8, 2019 .
  3. We got lots of red Crimean sparkling wine. But no cola! - In conversation with Rosy Vista. In: METALGLORY Magazine. January 19, 2019, accessed on May 8, 2019 (German).
  4. ROSY VISTA. Retrieved May 11, 2019 .