The year 2020 kicks off with good news for Runway 27, Left: Andy Storm, passionate drummer with huge ambitions in the studio engineering department was won to join the project on percussions. Andy looks back on an ecclectic track record of collaborating with the bands Frozen Tears, True Grit, Helter Skelter, Strip, Ranja And The Boyz, Ax-Act, Strict Area, The Devil Ducks and Solid Station and is an active member as drummer in Stones Pure, Result.at and SpadeHeart.
The year 2020 kicks off with good news for Runway 27, Left: Andy Storm, passionate drummer with huge ambitions in the studio engineering department was won to join the project. Andy looks back on an ecclectic track record of collaborating with the bands Frozen Tears, True Grit, Helter Skelter, Strip, Ranja And The Boyz, Ax-Act, Strict Area, The Devil Ducks and Solid Station and is an active member as drummer in Stones Pure, Result.at and SpadeHeart. Moreover, Andy is an invaluable studio partner in Lamba Audio. With Runway 27, Left, his main focus will be on the percussion side to things. A warm welcome to Andy!
The release of Runway 27, Left lead guitarist Erich ‘White Feather’ Brandl’s German-language autobiography ‘So schaut’s aus’ (in English: ‘This is where it’s at!’) in February 2017 was followed by the blues duo’s first-ever performances in Great Britain (in April 2017) and appearances at bigger open-air venues in July (Haslach im Kinzigtal, Germany) and September (Volksstimmefest Vienna, Austria). While on tour in Britain, the duo seized the opportunity of recording for their third album ‘Triple Story’, released in spring 2018. Eventually, whole-page articles were published on Runway 27, Left by acclaimed magazine ‘Blues in Britain’ (in October 2017) and on lead guitarist Erich Brandl by employee magazine ‘Intern’ by MA53 (municipal department) in Vienna (in December 2017). Country Music News International Magazine’s Jeremy Frost on reviewing Runway 27, Left’s third release ‘Triple Story’: ‘They would be a band I would like to see at a small venue, or just showed up at an open mic. They are both incredible musicians and have great voices. This is a band I can suggest you check out.’
With critical coverage by German magazine ‘Der Folker’, playing their first concerts in Switzerland and two of their performances filmed full length by Austrian TV station Servus TV, 2015 was a fairly successful year for Runway 27, Left. Receiving their first award ever, The Akademia Music Award for Best Blues Song in January 2016, the new year 2016 saw the acoustic blues duo make a head start. On the winning song, The Akademia thinks that “Aptly titled, ‘Tex-Mex Food And Texas Blues’ combines easy lyrical stylings with a cool electric guitar riff to create a great anthem for any merry bar scene.”
Another big ‘Thank You!’ by Runway 27, Left for years of supporting the blues scene goes out to the largest German-language Blues & Blues-Rock magazine ‘BluesNews’, at the same time congratulating them for 25 years of passionate editorial work 2020.
On their album ‘Friends And Catfish’, Lukas Weber of Planet.tt Magazine from Vienna, Austria, says that “Half of the album was recorded at historic Sun Studio in Tennessee, the other half in Berlin; the result is something to be proud of (to listen to). Editor’s picks: ‘Blue Sunday’ & ‘Talking To Myself’.”
Radio personality Josep Palmada of the Red Hot Blues Radio Show on Radio Vilafant from Spain thinks that ‘Runway 27 Left from Vienna (Austria) show a very personal approach to the blues. It’s a duo consisting of Anthony ‘Tone’ Kammerhofer and Erich ‘Weissfeder’ Brandl, mainly influenced by blues, country, Rock’n Roll, Zydeco and Bluegrass. Their second album ‘Friends And Catfish’ was recorded in the USA and Europe, and all songs on the album are original songs. It’s great work.’
With more than 134 performances from 2011 to 2017 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, acoustic duo Runway 27, Left’s first album ‘Weekend Warriors’ was released on their label ‘Weissfeder Records’ in March 2012. The harbinger of their first album, radio-only release ‘Flawed & Flattened’, had already gathered radio airplay in the UK, the USA, Spain, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Austria and Macedonia.
Eventually, April and May 2012 saw their first, brief guest appearances upon invitation by local artists in Memphis, TN, and New Orleans, LA. February 2013 saw them back in Memphis, TN, for recording their first few songs for their upcoming second album at historic Sun Records Studio, further enhancing their strong bond with St. Blues Guitar Workshop, too. The second part of their second album was recorded in September 2013 at Tonbrauerei Studios in Berlin, Germany. In January 2016, Runway 27, Left received the Akademia Music Awards for Best Blues Song for ‘Tex-Mex Food & Texas Blues’. Both albums, ‘Weekend Warriors’ and ‘Friends And Catfish’ are available on all respective download platforms worldwide.
Highlights of 2016 and 2017 comprised Runway 27, Left’s first-ever performances in the UK and bigger open airs in Germany’s south-west – like Bräunlinger Strassenmusiksonntag and Festival der Strassenkünstler in Haslach – and Austria (i.e., Volksstimmefest Vienna).
Runway 27, Left is a blues project having former Trans Am/Sun Luca/Run Riot bass player Erich ‘White Feather’ Brandl and My Other Brother lead vocalist Anthony ‘Tone’ Kammerhofer team up.
The musicians (Erich Brandl – guitars, bass, backing vocals and Anthony Kammerhofer – lead vocals, rhythm guitars) try to reconnect with the roots of pop and rock music, calling their style ‘In-Blues Entertainment’.