Meet The Band

Laurence “Laurentz” celebrates his German heritage (Fischer) and has fun doing so with “The Atlanta German Band“.

Laurentz and his tuba have made numerous trips bringing American Jazz around the world (yes, including Germany) and he now presents exuberant German sounds in the southeast. The band performs traditional German Oktoberfest music as well as popular American-style Oom-pah music. Laurentz gets his love of the music from his “Pennsylvania Dutch” lineage and wants to promote this genre of music wherever he and his great band go throughout the world.

The “boys in the band” also feel that the inclusion of some great beer and high cholesteral foods is vitally important to the American diet (at least in October!) The instrumentation and style of the band is in the German-American. The front line is Trumpet, Clarinet and Tenor Sax with Tuba, Accordion and drums rounding out the rhythm section. “Whoopie John” Wilfahrt made big impressions on Laurentz as a boy and the “Six Fat Dutchmen’s” tunes could be heard in his home while growing up. They have always loved Frankie Yankovic and his hits dot their repertoire that also includes Slovenian and Polish selections. The Katzen perform in various configurations from a trio (trumpet, accordion and tuba) up to the full six-piece band with trombine drums and clarinet are added, From listening to favorite waltzes, Schottisches, Polkas and there’s tons and fun and excitement for all! Yah!

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Songs list

Aber Heut’ Sind Wir Fidel
Bankle Tanz
Beer Barrel Polka
Clarinet Polka
Das Ganze Haus Ist Schief
Deutschmeister Regiments Marsch
Friendly Tavern Polka
Good Fellows Polka
The Happy Wanderer
In Heaven There Is No Beer
Helena Polka
Heidewitzka, Herr Kapitän!
Ich Bin Ein Bergvagabund
It’s a Small World
Nun Ade, Du Mein Lieb’ Heimatland
Paloma Blanka
Pennsylvania Polka
Too Fat
And of Course…..
Lilli Marlene
The Chicken Dance!!

Ach Du Lieber Augustin
Auf Der Reeperbuhn
Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
Du Kannst Nicht Treu Sein
Freut Euch Des Lebens
Gib Acht Den Jahrgang
Heartbeats In 3/4 Time
Heute Blau
Innsbruck Jodler
In München Stadt Ein Hoffbrau Haus
Kleine Winzerin Vom Rhein
Kufsteiner Lied
Kornblumen Blau
O Mosella!
Schön Ist Die Liebe Im Hafen
The Skater’s Waltz
Snow Waltz
Trink, Trink, Brüderlein Trink
Tulips of Amsterdam
Wer Soll Das Bezahlen?
Wo Die Nordsee Wellen

Comments“Just like Munich!”
– Jorn Foth, former pastor, German Church in Atlanta

We are deeply concerned with the way your music promotes the consumption of alcoholic beverages and high cholesteral foods.M.D. Kiljoy, M.D.
-Concerned Academy of Concerned Physicians

Thank you for your promotion of alcoholic beverages and high cholesteral foods.

-Heidi von Stein
President, Beer Wranglers Association

Jim Tiernan

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