Our show in the Elbphilharmonie, the concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, was a big success.
As is often the case with these kind of monumental projects the construction work dragged on endlessly and by the time the hall was finished in 2016 the building costs had increased over tenfold.

We were extremely excited to have been given the chance to play there.
It’s a stunning building with some breathtaking views over the river Elbe and the city to the other side.

The spectacular view from one of our dressing rooms. Eckes enjoys a warm up on a Steinway grand.
Eckes Garderobe

The local event manager took us on a short tour.
Trio auf Aussichtsplattform

The panelling of the small concert hall is made of French oak. A visual as much as aural pleasure, I find.
Blick von der Bühne

Cover Boy

The Palatinate daily Rheinpfalz has put me on the cover of my hometown’s monthly magazine.
I feel truly honoured.
There remains a strong connection with the city and the area on account of old friends (some of whom I share the stage with every once in a while) and family still living there.
I say Hi and send my love to you all!

Titelbild Frankenthaler

Candlelight Concert

This intimate setting at my friends’ house was a special event.
Playing your songs to an unprejudiced and music-loving audience is every songwriter’s dream and that crowd was a thrill to entertain.
The hosts provided the ideal environment and made us all feel at home – thanks a million Brigitte and Peter.

Markus Hauskonzert 28.4


On the 23rd of December last year we played a rare gig featuring the complete line up of Cole, supporting Stephan Ullmann (thanx!)
It was great to see that a bunch of fans had made their way across the Rhine to see us – thanks so much, you made us feel good!


Tour stop in Fulda

At first I thought I had taken a wrong turn but this was indeed the breakfast room for all mortals.
300 years ago only the Right Honoroubles and ecclesiastical elite would have been allowed to stuff their bellies there.
We had been booked into the Maritim hotel by our local event management, blessed be their cotton socks!

Frühstücksr. Maritim Fulda:small

Frühstücksr. Maritim Fu:Decke