The “Seldom Sober Company” started of as a project for pubs in 2003. Meanwhile it has developed into a band that has been a major hit with audiences of festivals and open airs around Germany and its surrounding countries. They play hand made, authentic Irish Folk music and close Folk styles like Scottish- and Finish Folk, Bluegrass and of course some original material. With acoustic instruments like violin, guitar, mandolin, singing, banjos, bouzouki, Scottish pipes and on bigger stages a double bass the “Seldom Sober Company” celebrates the Irish feel in music and offers a well balanced and entertaining show.
The Seldom Sober Company are:
Toni Geiling (violin, guitar, jaw harp, singing, singing saw, bodypercusion) – winner of the German Folk Award 2001, has worked as a fiddle player around co. Kerry for three years, appeared on festivals in Australia (National Folk Festival Canberra, Woodford Maleny Folk Festival, Port Ferry …), on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and others.
Nico Schneider (singing, banjo, bouzouki, guitar, Scottish pipes) – the front man of the band. His deep and versatile voice forms the unique sound of the “Seldom Sober Company”.
Michael Proschek (guitar, mandolin, backvocals) – the stage oldest and backbone of the sound, responsible for the business side of things as well.
Kaspar Domke (double bass) – He gives the project more depth. Domke studied bass at the Music Academy „Hans Eisler“ in Berlin. He is very quiet but very important for the band.
Philipp von Strauch (drums, percussion) – On bigger stages, we also have a drum. Von Strauch gives the band a good groove, without the music to dominate.
PS: The musicians of the “Seldom Sober Company” are not a horde of drunkards but use the
name and the song (I’m a rover seldom sober”) as part of their show. You will have to see for
yourself to find out.
Check out www.seldomsober.de