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15 September 2018 - Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk) Castle and Falcon Birmingham


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Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk)

Frankfurt born Wolfgang Flür is best known as the electro drummer of German electronic band Kraftwerk between 1973 and 1986 • Flür developed with his musical partner Florian Schneider the world first electric drum-pads-board for the Electric Quartet • Since 1993 Flür is the founder of Yamo. The album “Time Pie“ (EMI Electrola) was released in 1976 in co-production with Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars • Flür’s next release, a 12“ with remixes of “I Was A Robot“ (Holon), climbed to number 6 in the German Club Charts • “I Was A Robot“ is Flür’s sung autobiography and was especially produced as giveaway of the German book in a parallel edition • The English edition was first published in 2000 called “I Was a Robot“ (Sanctuary), describing his view on the inner workings of Kraftwerk • The book was subsequently released in six different territories / translations and was in the Top Ten of best selling music books in 2004 (The Independent) and 2010 in the ten best music histoires (The Observer) • Flür also released a weird short story book on the Germans of the Rhineland Area in 2011 entitled “neben mir“ (next to me) • Wolfgang undertakes book readings in Germany and (very selected) in England) • Since 2004 Flür has been DJ’ing world-wide in clubs and on festivals, playing tech house, industry and electro specialities of his own, of Kraftwerk and of international artists who he’s friendly with • Flür has collaborated with Bon Harris’ (Nitzer Ebb) Shadow Bureau project and lent his lyrics and voice for the track “Axis of Envy“ • Flür also collaborated with Anni Hogan (former Marc Almond pianist) for the track “Golden Light“ (lyrics and vocals) as well as on “Fashion Machine“ (lyrics and voice) with Ramón Amezcua of Bostich / Mexico • Wolfgang Flür’s current stage performances show videos and rare images from his Kraftwerk past shot to his present projects added with selected electro tunes for dancing • Musik Soldat (music soldier) is the title of Flür’s program • Wolfgang sees himself as a music presenter with historical electric background.






Castle and Falcon

The Castle & Falcon
The Castle & Falcon

The Castle & Falcon is one of Birmingham’s leading independent live music venues, established since 1852 and a home to live music for the past 20 years. After a complete refurbishment and re-opening under a new name back in March the venue has played host to a wide range of national touring bands and emerging local talent including: Pinegrove, Buddy Wakefield, Tom Walker, The Atlantic Players, Radio Moscow and Harry & The Howlers

The refit of the 300 capacity venue consists of a state of the art sound and PA system, two downstairs bars with a rotating selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails, two spacious smoking areas and private artist green rooms. Each month we bring you a selection of gigs delivering you sounds from far and wide, there is a show for everyone to enjoy, genres spanning from rock and punk to jazz and blues. As well as live music all week we have club nights every weekend with DJs spinning hip hop, soul, indie, house, funk, alt and reggae until.

Live music shows are brought to you by Birmingham Promoters, Suprise You’re Dead Music, Plus44 Events, Sonic Gun Concerts, Punks Alive and Baddies Boogie and many more….








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