Charly Maucher born on the 6th of May 1947 in Hanover is one of most influential musicians in the German music scene. Emerging from the 60s beat music scene he was one of the founding members of the band Jane that became one of the most Important and successful bands in the German music scene of the 70s. Stylistic playing a melodious synthesis of symphonic hard rock that has been compared to Pink Floyd.
Charly Maucher left Jane in 1974 and formed Harlis. Harlis existed til 1977 and released two albums.
After recording a solo Album “Performance” in 1980 he worked with his former band mates Werner Nadolny and Peter Panka on the ballet production “Warlock”. Produced at the Niedersaechischen Staatstheater in their hometown of Hanover by Jon Symon and Lothar Hoefgen it turned out successfull and they toured Germany. During their work for “Warlock” Charly, Werner and Peter decidet to reform Jane. They were joined by Detlef Klammann and Charly’s long term buddy Klaus Walz on guitar. This formation existed till the early nineties and after this Jane was put on hold for almost a decade.
This Monday I am broadcasting an interview with Klaus Walz from the German band Jane. Klaus Walz is one of the most important protagonists in the German music scene since the last 40 years.
After performing in various amateur formations he joind the british german band epitaph in 1970. In late 1970 Epitaph signed a recording deal with Polygram. Many European and US concerts followed shortly after their first album had been released.
The band broke up for a short time in 1975, after their last US tour. Klaus became a studio musician and became a hired gun for various bands ("Guru Guru", "Karthago", "Jutta Weinhold Band", etc).
In 1986 Klaus joined Jane Jane is active untill today with some interruptions during the nineties. The Band released a couple of albums since the late nineties and is back on the road with growing success since 2002 The line-up was until Peter Pankas Death in 2007: Klaus Walz, Peter Panka, Werner Nadolny and Charly Maucher. Jane remains as one of the most loved respected Bands in Germany and I regard myself as very fortunate for this oportunity to talk to one of the key personalities in the German rock scene.