Appleton – Appleton´s Choice

The current CD Appleton´s Choice of the band Appleton reflects exactly what is expected in the title of the CD. A very personal song selection of the individual band members selected from the band’s more than 50 years of history. The result is a colorful mixture of well-known pop songs from various decades and original compositions. Everything bundled in the unmistakable Appleton sound which is sometimes groovy, sometimes funky and sometimes pop.

Songs like Lisa Stansfield “The Real Thing” and Van Morrison’s “Moon Dance” meet the Beatles classics like “Day Tripper und Let it be ” Then a little more Sting with “Roxanne” and it’s done. Let yourself be surprised. The band Appleton is grouped around the Belgian jazz singer Caroll Vanwelden, who succeeded the English singer Barbara Drennan in 2015. Appleton is known for his own interpretations of songs by the Beatles, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Sting, etc.

The band was founded in 1967 by the brothers John, Chris and Stephen Brenninkmeyer and was known in the Frankfurt area as a cover band. In 1969 an advertising single for C&A Mode was recorded, at that time with guitarist and jazz musician Werner G. Seifert. Harald Terkowsky soon took over his position as rock guitarist. In 1972 the band took a break to dedicate themselves to their family, studies and professional careers.

The comeback took 26 years: 1998, there was a new start with professional musicians in the brass section: Thomas Siffling (trumpet, flugelhorn), Chris Perschke (trombone and music director), Karen Perschke (saxophone, flute) – from 2003 the English singer Barbara Drennan joined the band. In 2010 Andreas Pompe replaced Karen Perschke on saxophone. The music style is Rock-Jazz.

Caroll Vanwelden – Vocals

Chris Perschke – Trombone

Thomas Siffling – Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Andreas Pompe – Saxophone, Flute

Harry Terkowsky – Guitar

John Brenninkmeijer – Piano

Chris Brenninkmeijer – Bass

Stephen Brenninkmeijer – Drums

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