July 27, 1996 – Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland

20 years ago, I went for the first time to the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. I was invited by The Skatalites. I remember, the show was inna tent. After the show, we went to a Hotel in Nyon, where some polish people blocked our Hotel rooms. It was in the middle of the night, and these heavy men had to leave their rooms. I was aware of a big fight with them. Can’t remember how, but finally everything was fine.

The 1996 festival is still online here.

Festival Programm
Paleo Festival Nyon 1996
Backstage Pass
My backstage pass

It was a great event, because there was a nice meeting with The Skatalites and Third World. All together on a big large table eating in the backstage area. After that, the Skatalites went on touring Europe.

While Third World performed later that night, I was on stage. Bunny Rugs came to ask me for a cigarette, before he went back on stage.

July 10, 1996 – Hepcat – Bimbo Town, Basel

My very first tour management was with the californian ska band “HEPCAT”. But it ended with a little disaster. The first show in Bimbo Town in Basel was quite empty and the contract I made with the club was stupid, because, there was no money without no paying public. The second show was planned for Lucerne, but there was no promoter ready for this wonderful band. The third show was in Berne at Reithalle. That was a great show, with a great audience. But I went very sick. My fever went very fast very high, and with my very last power I took the train back home, before the show started.

Bimbotown Program July 1996
Bimbotown Program inside, July 1996
Pressphoto Hepcat 1996

March 22, 1996 – Festival des pôtes, Fribourg

Friday night in Fribourg, Switzerland. I was the DJ for the “Mitenand Festival des pôtes”. Thanks to NoF-NoF.

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Flyer “Mitenand Festival des pôtes” March 1996

Grafik: Oli Zwimpfer/Velvet

2 days festival with a lotta RootsConnection sounds
Sound System DJ Clad (C-lector) & Marc da Silva (MC)
Tonton David feat. Earl Wire Lindo (Wailers Band)
Cheikha Rimitti: personal handshake
special invitation by Marc NofNof Tourtchaninoff

backstage pass

Have made no pictures of this event. Here are two pictures by NoF-NoF with Cheikha Rimitti from 1996.