- World Of Music - Svastara - 2008
P r e s e n t a t i o n
P r e s e n t a t i o n
The voice and the guitar playing are the so called "trade
marks" of Volkwin Müller. He is a singer, songwriter who is very
demanding of his own performance. In addtion, there are the sensitive German
lyrics, the timeless music, so intensivly processed that it becomes difficult,
after listening, to release onesself from them.
Volkwin Müller, born on the 27 th of November 1965 in Detmold, comes from
a family, where at home, music always had a role to play. With this musical
background, Volkwin came into contact with music at a very early age and completed
an organ course and various guitar courses. At thirteen years at age he decided
to train himself to play the guitar and wrote his first songs. At the age of
fifteen he gathered experience as singer, guitarist and bass guitarist in various
bands. With the ex school band Niemandsland, the first self written
songs where recorded in the studio, the first concerts soon followed.
In 1985, he discovered his incleanation towards the acoustic guitar and founded
the group Chapleur, together with Bert Halbwachs and Thomas David.
While the first of there own songs came into being, Chapleur played
concerts in the Lippe area, playing the music of, amongst others, Dylan, Beatles
and Neil Young, as well as some of their own material.
The first television performance came in 1986, with Volkwin's piece "Ein
Leid für Euch", which coincided with an invitation to be involved
with the album "Paderborn Rock", a compilation album sponsored by
various institutions in the Paderborn area.1986 was also the year of the first
self-produced recordings with the group Chapleur and "Lieder
Since 1988, after many concerts with the band Chapleur in the
Nordrhein-Westfalen area, Volkwin Müller has been working on his first
solo project. Together with the keyboard player Jörg Riemann and a further
25 musicians, including the British saxaphonist Nigel Hitchcock (Itchy fingers)
and the guitarist Reinhold Westerweide, Volkwin recorded some of his music
in a professional studio. He founded the eight piece live group Magic
Garden and in 1992, recorded his first CD entitled "Magic Garden,
Another way", on the Lemgo record label "Blue Triangle Records".
In the many concerts Vokwin showed not only his qualities as a singer and guitarist,
but also as songwriter and had developed a style of his own. Sessions on the
British radio program BFBS and a concert with the American supergroup Steps
Ahead can be considered to be amongst the highlights of the Magic
Also in the year 1992, Volkwin played the guitar, and sang some of his own
compositions on the CD "Seasons of Life" from the rockband Watermark,
a band founded by the Lemgo keyboard player Christian Jaschinski.
In 1993, Volkwin accepted an invitation to take part as a singer on the CD "Man
of a thousand dreams" from the Paderborn band True Vision,
a studio project by the Paderborner Ludger Kreutzheide.
In1994 came the reunion of Chapleur, whereby a change of name
to Galileo was decided upon. In their own studio along with Bert
Halbwachs and Thomas David, Volkwin recorded some of the music from the live
program from Chapleur, as well some new material.
In 1995 "Blue Triangle Records" released the CD, "Galileo -
Hast Du Worte". In 1996 and 1997, radio intervievs took place in Munich,
Cologne and Detmold, which where followed by concerts from the then founded,
live band Galileo. Galileo consisted of Volkwin Müller - guitar & vocals,
Zacky - drums & percussion, Frank Wessel - bass, and Wolfgang Müller
- vocals & keyboard.
For the first time Volkwin gave concerts as solo performer on acoustic guitar
and as a singer. In 1996 the first songs for the second Galileo CD
After Bert Halbwachs left the band in1996, Volkwin Müller and Thomas
David founded the music publishing company, Vielmehr Musikverlag. Work on new
songs followed in 1998 and 1999, which where recorded in Lippe and Hamburg.
The release of the second CD is expected in the early part of the year 2000,
at KDC in Munich. With the new recordings Volkwins very own style of guitar
playing becomes very apparant and he sings the German lyrics with feeling and,
an unobtrusive voice. The lyrics concentrate on the problems of every day life
and, above all, not having to prove onesself to anyone.
Volkwin lives today with wife and child in a rural setting in Blomberg, Lippe.
In the year 2000 Volkwin is starting of on a solo program entitled "Unterwegs",
with which Volkwin returns to to the pubs and clubs, to show what music has
always meant to him, The feeling to live!