August 23, 2015 Show
Formed by three diversely talented musicians with a lot to say Braun Fraulein is a power house trio exploring the deeper roots of rock with a touch of ‘rockabilly’ and ‘reggae’…Dubbed "Reggabilly" by some fans Braun Fraulein’s music is familiar but at the same time defies description…and never fails to excite and delight audiences
JIMI HEIL – SINGER/SONGWRITER/ GUITAR
A prolific songwriter, Jimi released a CD on Eros Records entitled ‘Intimacy’ (available on iTunes) consisting mainly of his original tunes. Other artists contributing to this project were #1 hit songwriter and friend Billy Steinberg and Neal Geraldo, (guitarist with Pat Benatar). The record reached the Billboard top 100 receiving nationwide airplay! Jimi has worked with members of the band Queens Of The Stone Age. He is also an accomplished engineer/producer who owns his own recording studio (Braun Fraulein Studios) with credits on several high profile recordings such as a live reading of “The Raven” featuring Vincent Price and The Desert Symphony
MARK FRY – BASS
Bassist and composer Mark Fry is a veteran of the Southern California music scene playing in bands from Orange County to Palm Springs and performing as an opening act for artists Blue Oyster Cult, Jason Bonham and Mountain (among others) before hooking up with drummer Bill Lordan (Sly and the Family Stone/Robin Trower) to form the rockin’ blues band The Bill Lordan Experiment. This collaboration resulted in the production of two CDs and extensive live dates. Mark is also sole owner of Sky Valley Studios in Desert Hot Springs where he is currently a producer/engineer on various recording projects.
ERIK MOUNESS – DRUMS/PERCUSSION
Erik started his musical journey early and at the age of 15 he was already playing national act venues like the Roxy Theater in Hollywood. Throughout his career Erik has had the privilege of playing with members of The New York Dolls, KingsX, Stryper, Robbie Kreger, Michael Bolton, Culture Club, English Beat and most recently with Robby Robb (3rd Ear Experience) Erik’s wealth of experience and artistry are evident in his passionately intense style of drumming and percussion