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Mojo Blues Band. When you click on the arrow symbol, you can see pictures & a short biography of each musician. Mojo Blues Band

ERIK TRAUNER (vocals, guitar, slidegtr., harp)
Born in 1958 in Vienna, Austria, he was self-taught. He founded the Mojo Blues Band in 1977. His intensity with the blues music, touring through Europe & the U.S., together with the cooperation of international Blues stars, formed his musical talent.

SIGGI FASSL (vocals, guitar)
Born in 1966 in Vienna, Austria & self-taught. As a teenager, Siggi was influenced by Rock n' Roll & Country music. By cruising around in the clubs in Vienna, he discovered the Blues "live" by listening to Al Cook & Erik Trauner. At age 19 he had his first stage appearance & 2 years later he became the lead singer of the Rockabilly band "The Torpedos".

CHARLIE FURTHNER (piano)
Born in 1969 in St. Pölten, Lower Austria. He had 6 years of classical piano lessons, but after a few years he discovered that the Boogie Woogie rhythms of Axel Zwingerberger fascinated him more than Mozart or Beethoven.

DIDI MATTERSBERGER (drums)
Born in 1977 in Lienz, East Tyrol (Osttirol), Austria. Starting his musical career at age 17, his instrument at the time was a snare drum.

HERFRIED KNAPP (bass)
Born in 1967 in Salzburg, Austria.
Studied electric & contra bass in Vienna. Scholarship recipient of the American Institute of Music.