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Trailer with a short compilation of the songs presented live at the record launch.

Available at the upcoming concerts or via mail@kontor.swiss!

Pre-Release of the only cover song on the first vinyl of the band on the occasion of their 30th band anniversary. Vinyl will be out in Spring 2022. Why “Little Cabin Home On The Hill”? This song written by Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt has, among others, been recorded in a legendary session in the SUN Studio by the famous Million Dollar Quartet Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. We hope you enjoy!
With “I Wanna Hold You” we release a 2nd song of our vinyl record after “Little Cabin Home” before the official release on 29.04.2022 in Zurich. This song, as all others except “Little Cabin Home”, is a composition of Hämpi, arranged by Nashville Rebels.
The sad song describes the pain when you lose your love. Since life must go on, Hämpi gave the song an upbeat melody and added a few fun elements to the lyrics. The song is meant to cheer you up and make you look forward despite pain and sadness – and to remind you to hold your love as long as you can and as often as you can!

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The Nashville Rebels introduce themselves

1991 Foundation of the band by today’s bandleader Hämpi Ruf
1992 1st CD “Nashville Rebels and Friends”
1994 Winners of the Swiss Country Music Award
1996 2nd CD “The Eagle always flies alone “
2004 Farewell concert at Albisgüetli, Zurich
2005 New start at Albisgüetli, Zurich
2006 3rd CD “Country learns to rock “
2011 4th CD “What The Hell Is Country?!”
2021 30th band anniversary with recordings in Memphis from 27-29 September
2022 Vinyl launch concert in Spring

Since 1991, very active and eventful years have passed. Despite some personnel changes around the founder Hämpi Ruf, the Nashville Rebels have remained a band that has always developed and realized itself anew.

Experimental and always open to new, today’s Nashville Rebels present a powerful New Country and Rock’n’Roll that thrills young and old alike.

Current lineup:

Hämpi Ruf, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bandleader
Mike Haller, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Les Dormanowski, Keyboards, Vocals
René Weber, Bass, Vocals
Pete Bischofberger, Drums, Vocals
Dave Haueter, Technique

Thank you, Country Style Magazine, for this great title story. I’m am very honoured.

Magazine in German, see on our German site.