The Band

 

The Clan who rocks

Everyday Zulu was founded in 1991 by André Thilges (guitar), soon joined by Al Werner (organ, keys).
In 1993 the band toured through the Slovakian and Czech Republics. The first album “Touch the Earth”was realized in 1994.

In 1997 after the big crash, Michel Weis (drums), Ronni Mullenders (bass), Mario Bruns (vocal) and the multitalented Pit “Piper” Vinkowsky (pipes, flutes, any many more) joined the family. While before the music was more on the classic rock side, it gradually gained momentum and from there, traditional, Celtic, middle age and progressive hard rock just fused into what we now know as typically Everyday Zulu or Clanrock.

The second Album “Welcome to my Kingdom” was released in 1999, together with the Video clip “Apeman”.

Finally in 2000, the band hit the charts on RTL Radio Luxemburg. “Den Essegkrou” made number two in the international Top 50, staying there for 3 weeks, twelve weeks in the Top Ten. This beats out any other national band. The following CD “The Colour Tracks” (1500 CD’s) was sold out within 4 months.

EDZ music was used for commercial spots, played in the Luxemburg documentary at the Expo 2000 in Hannover (Germany) and the band performed several times on TV.

Ronni Mullenders left the band and young Max Frantzen took over the bass and joined the family.

At some point the German record company “Nibelungen Records”, contracted EDZ. But due to commercial reasons they were asked to change the name of the band. So after all those years, 2003 EDZ became Clanrock.
The family changes into a clan.

The CD “The Colour Tracks” was reissued under Clanrock and was called “Out Of Ashes“.

Over all those years EDZ and Clanrock shared the stage with : Molly Hatchet, Stan Webb, Living Blues, Roger Chapman, Savoy Brown, Steppenwolf, Schandmaul, Regicide, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Company of the Snakes, Holy Moses, Pink Cream 69, In Extremo, Uriah Heep, Barclay James Harvest, Asia, Xandria, Thanateros, NFD, Subway to Sally, Corvux Corax, Saltatio Mortis, Faun, Omnia, Skyclad, Fiddlers Green and many more.

In 2005 and 2006 Clanrock played mostly in Germany (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, Augsburg, Kaufbeuren) but also on Celtic festivals in France (La Nuit du Dolmen).
Because of the many-sided music, Clanrock plays as well on Folk festivals than on Rock or Metal festivals.

On the last Album you will find Celtic, Irish, Folk and Hard Rock influences. Woody sings in English, German, Latin and Luxemburgish. We composed the music to a text of the luxemburgish author Josy Braun. In Luxemburg the song De Walert is already a classic.

The last Album “Flight of the Phoenix” was released in 2007.

CD Release Party the 13th of October 2007.