Al-Berto & the Fried Bikinis is a
project that works with the help
of a lot of friends along the way.
One part of the band is playing live, another
part of is recording/writing songs and yet
another part is promoting the project.
Here the chronological introduction to
the band members:
||Reto Dula Eller
|| General supervision (the guy that says what you
don't like to hear), recording supervision,
artwork CD, guitar live/recording
||Beat Barmy Barmettler
|| Recording supervision, bass live/recording,
backings live, arrangement live
|| Lyrics-, melody- & communication supervision,
||Music placement in movies, video clip supervison, keyboards/samples live,
lyrics supervision & inspiration
Lukas Speissegger recording producer (the man with the braincable)
bass, guitar, drums, backings, keys recording.
Jerome Galli drums live/recording, arrangement live
Raphael Zingg guitar, harmonica live, arrangement live
Roli Wuersch drums live/recording, arrangement live/recording
Erich Schneider mixing/lights live, event organisation
Raphael Raffs Walker guitar live, arrangement live
Nik Fehlmann guitar/vox live, arrangement live
Jwan Steiner percussions/drums live
Anna Bucher akkordeon live
The fried bikini project started before the music as a
picture gallery for bouldering in engelberg in 2003.
A year later it transformed into a blog for travelling,
climbing and surfing with funny fictional stories
and became climb2surf.com
Having recorded some songs on an classic 8-track in
2005 and starting to film with the first
still cameras in 2006, it was obvious to support
the movies with the recorded sounds. those were much
liked on youtube, often for the music.
That was the turning point when music became the
driving horse of the project and concert
offers started to come in and a band was needed.
All ever since climbing and surfing remained
a very important part of the project.
It's the worldwide family of the climbing scene
that made the sounds of this project travel that far.