Photo by Tom Gundelwein, LUCY GANG Max Ophüls Filmparty 1982
DIES IRAE, December 1971, Festhalle Merzig
DIES IRAE, June 1971, Star Studios Hamburg
Born and raised in a musical family in Saarbrucken (Germany), I came into contact with the strings of a guitar at a very early age. My grandfather, a guitar teacher on the side, taught me to play the classical guitar and laid the foundation for love and the experience of music in all its facets. At the beginning of the 70s, I went to Star Studios Hamburg with first band DIES IRAE. Under the direction of sound legend Conny Plank a progressive rock LP „DIES IRAE FIRST“ was recorded with exclusively own song material – at that time the exception in Germany. In the Dierks Studios in Cologne further tracks were recorded at the end of the 70s with new band LUCY GANG. Own song material was also a must here.
Years as a songwriter and studio musician followed and at the end of the 90s two albums were released with own compositions under the project name YOJO. In 2011 I started the development and recording of instrumental guitar stories. Since then almost 300 new, own songs with guitar as a central part have been created. A selection of 75 tracks
has been released on five albums available on all known music-streaming portals.
℗ © Harald Thoma 2020