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Jetzt ist es also offiziell:
It's time to say goodbye...
Ja, traurig aber wahr, wir haben im Juli
2006 beschlossen, nach 29 Jahren, nicht mehr aufzutreten.
Hier noch ein Bild von unserer letzten Besetzung
von links nach rechts
sind das Rolf Janssen, Hartwig Büsemeyer,
The group SPIELLEUT officially announces:
It’s time to say goodbey...
Unfortunately, but that's the way it is: In July 2006, after 29 years, we have decided not to perform on stage any longer.
After 29 years, indeed ... "the times, they are a-changing", we are growing older so health has become a problem with the one or the other, the requirements in our full-time jobs get harder, some of us have moved far away to make a living... On the other hand it has become a fact that less money is spent on culture and therefore it's much harder to get good gigs. To cut a long story short, these are the main reasons why we decided to give up playing as a band in public.
It's a pity, I, personally would have liked to accomplish 30 years, but "you can't always get what you want". Nevertheless, it's good to see that some people feel sorry.
It was a great time, we've seen and learned a lot, and we had lots of fun together. We were always pleased to hand on information and know-how and we were especially flattered when somebody told us at some musicians' meeting that our group was one of the reasons why they started to play this kind of music - and we'll still do so with the publishing house "Verlag der Spielleute"( www.spielleute.de ).
We'll of course every now and then show up at some musicians' meetings because the scene is still alive and thriving and we're quite pleased with this.
On this note: So long
Above a photo of our last line-up