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: 2005 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 2007 Tabea Schwab lyrics-, melody- & communication supervision, backings live/recording Cooper Roberts video clip supervison, keyboards/samples live, lyrics supervision & inspiration Thoemsy Infanger drums recording 2008 Lukas Speissegger recording producer (the man with the braincable) bass, guitar, drums, backings, keys recording. arrangement recording 2009 Jerome Galli drums live/recording, arrangement live Raphael Zingg guitar, harmonica live, arrangement live Roli Wuersch drums live/recording, arrangement live/recording 2010 Erich Schneider mixing/lights live, event organisation Raphael Raffs Walker guitar live, arrangement live Nik Fehlmann guitar/vox live, arrangement live 2011 Jwan Steiner percussions/drums live 2012 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.