Lazy Poker Blues Band

Band with cult status as a challenge

The first time I saw Lazy Poker, (at that time not yet Blues Band) was in the early 80s at the Atlantis in Basel. The band around the very charismatic guitarist Cla Nett, played over 800 concerts at home and abroad in renowned clubs and festivals. She played in the support of Albert Collins, Joe Cocker and B.B. King, among others. The band produced a total of 8 Lp’s and a double CD, see picture. The band reformed in the late 80s, and with Liliane Michel on vocals played mostly blues, soul and R&B songs. In October 1993, I was in Chicago for the second time, where I took off with Cla Nett and Stephan Pulver, who were making preparations for studio recordings of their CD ¨Halsted Sessions¨. In this such a great time full of blues in Chicago, Cla and I were able to play in two concerts together. At the end of 1996, the Soul Damage Club temporarily disbanded. When Cla asked me in early 1997 if I could imagine playing in the Lazy Poker Blues Band as a singer and harp player, I felt very honored to be included in the eternal family tree of this cult band. I agreed, of course! With the formation of that time; Cla Nett, Urs Meyer, Andy Lang, Markus Werner and Beni Müller we played about 60 concerts. Cla, iThank you for this wonderful time. You will forever be remembered as a great bluesman with a big heart in my heart. Rest in peace blues brother.