The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band

The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band are a German and Bavarian Oompah Band aka Die Schunkelmeister.

Since its formation in 1986, The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band has gained an excellent and enviable reputation for superb musical performances which exactly recreate the traditional Teutonic ambience and boisterous conviviality found in the massive Bierhalle at the Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria

Due to the professionalism of this performance, The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band is widely regarded by event managers and party planners as the United Kingdom’s premier ensemble for infusing authentic Germanic ambience into prestigious corporate hospitality events such as product & flight launches, sales promotions, company expansions and developments, anniversaries, etc. When required to play for the more raucous, ‘thigh-slapping’ generic-type of party event, The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band ‘ups the ante’ by introducing a programme of Drinking Songs and authenticated Germanic games and competitions in order to ensure en masse audience participation

Led by Bandleader and Stimmungsmacher Hansl Mueller, The Kolonel Boogie Oompah Band has, as would be expected, an extensive repertoire of the most well-loved and well-known German & Bavarian songs and melodies, ranging from Marches to Waltzes and Schunkeln to Schuhplättler.

Examples derived from the band’s play-list include: In Munchen steht ein Hofbrauhaus, Trink, Trink, Bruderlein Trink, Die Dorfmusik, Unter dem Doppel Adler, Alte Kameraden, Rosamunde, Bier her, Oder Ich fallum, Reit im Winkl etc - all of which are complemented by the world-renowned Drinking Toast: Ein Posit der Gemutlichkeit. When requested, the band can also play Austrian, Swiss & Alpine melodies

Composed entirely of first-rate, BBC musicians, the band’s standard musical line-up consists of Clarinet, Accordion + Vocals, Guitar and Tuba, with all vocals sung in German. Further instrumental augmentations include: Trumpet, Trombone and Drums. Finally, to complete the package, the band is supplied fully-costumed.

Die Schunkelmeister’s corporate client list: Bayerische Landesbank, LIFFE, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, DZT German National Tourist Office, Sixt GmbH & Co Autovermietung KG, Deutsche Bank, Imagination, London City Airport, British Midland Airways, Liebherr GmbH, and many more...


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