Container were a Swiss jazz-rock band band that released a self-titled album in 1976 on local-press Image. Three of the members hailed from the Jazz Rock Experience. Saxophonist/keyboardist Bruno Spoerri became a prolific electronic musician. Members: Bruno Spoerri (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone, Lyricon, synthesizer, producer), Nick Bertschinger (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, […]


Welcome were a Swiss rock trio active from the mid-to-late 1970s. Signed to the local branch of Columbia Records, the band released its homonymous debut LP in 1976. Members: Tommy Stebel (percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals), Bernie Krauer (keyboards, vocals, 1975-80), Francis Jost (bass, vocals, 1975-77), Helmi Erdinger (bass, 1978-80), Jean De Anthony (guitar, 1979-81) With […]

Blue Motion

Blue Motion were a Swiss avant-classical keyboard trio that sprung from the ashes of Circus. They snuck into a Riehen studio on the night of October 1–2, 1980, and recorded their singular album, released that year on local-press Amos. The clandestine recording was later issued by archivists Laser’s Edge (1992) and Belle Antique (2013). Members: […]

After Shave

After Shave were a Swiss hard rock band that was active during the early 1970s. The band locally released one album, Skin Deep, in 1972. Members: Pierre-Alain “Pakman” Kessi (guitar, vocals), André “Dédé” Pascal (drums, 1968-70), Bruno Zuest (vocals, 1968-70), “Noudi” (bass, 1968-70), Jean-Claude “Cacou” Fontana (vocals, bass, 1970-73), Rodolphe “Jötu” Baumgartner (drums, 1970-75), Barry […]


Trumpetmachine was the name given to a multinational jazz-rock collective assembled by Swiss keyboardist/bandleader George Gruntz for a series of recording sessions conducted over three days in June 1977. The fruits of these sessions were collected on the album For Flying Out Proud, released the following year on the German MPS label. Members: Franco Ambrosetti […]

Round House

Round House were a Swiss brass-rock band that released two albums and a standalone single on Harvest in 1972 and 1973. Members: Bernd Heil (guitar, bass, vocals), Ralph Bloch (drums), Jean-Pierre Wuttke (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone), Gustav Csik (organ, tenor saxophone), Laszlo Juhasz (trumpet, bass), Kurt Weil (trombone, vibraphone) Discography: ‘Scuse Me (1972) “Listen People” […]


Eloiteron were a Swiss symphonic-rock band from Zürich that released the album Lost Paradise on their eponymous self-press in 1981. Members: Martin Frey (piano, organ, synthesizer, Mellotron, ARP Solina string ensemble), Dani Reimann (drums), Christian Frey (piano, organ, synthesizer, Mellotron, ARP Solina string ensemble, vocals), Harry Schärer (bass, guitar, vocals, synthesizer), Stefan Frey (flute, trumpet, […]


Sicher were a Swiss symphonic-rock band that self-released an eponymous album in 1981. Members: Markus Sibler (keyboards), Klaus Caspar (keyboards, tenor saxophone), Beat Lustenberger (drums), Kuno Müller (electric guitar), Peter Müller (bass, acoustic guitar), Stefan Sieber (cello, bass), Paul Sieber (flute), Catherine Graf (flute) Discography: Sicher (1981)