Founded in April 2016, the Luebeck based Band ohne Bass Schulz (meaning "band without a bass") has consistently been producing little pieces of art. Their self-composed songs explore the possibilities of combining pop-music, jazz, and Latin-American rhythms while still being deeply rooted in a singer-songwriter tradition.
Their German lyrics usually deal with small incidents of interpersonal relationships, strange personal value-systems , and, not to speak of it, love - although the band is infamous for its unromantic treatment of this subject. Listening, one will hear samba melodies, swing numbers, funky songs, and pop-ballads, mostly presented with a little self-ironic grin, since the music should invite to dance as well as to contemplate. Once in a while the band works in instrumental tunes which convince by their melodic composition as well as by the freshness of improvised passages.
As colourful as their songs is the list of musical influences. Here the band members admit to listening to as varied artists as Santana, Joe Sample, Marc Cohen or Tom Scott, but at the same time being intrigued by Pete Seeger, Harvey Andrews, or German based Reinhard Mey and Schobert & Black.
The line-up 2021 consists of Katja Krüger(bassoon and flute), Heiko "Bob" Schulz (keyboards and vocals), and last but not least Mimi Wohlleben (drums and percussion as well as business). The trio regularly plays on German stages and has published two full-length albums ("Teufel & Engel" 2020; "Versprechen" 2017) and four singles ("Tausend Mal " 2018; "Josephine" 2019, "Das Klima" 2019, and "Pause" 2021).
This video was produced as no-budget-video prior to our single release of "Tausend Mal". It is featuring founding member Stefan Mau (band member 2016-2019) on flute.