2015-11-24: Egers Calling

November 24, 2015 saw us following Matthias “Egers” Egersdörfer’s call.




Matthias Egersdörfer is a Franconian comedian, also member of the band “Fast zu Fürth”. In the German crime series “Tatort” (the Franconian part of the series) he is the forensic pathologist. His performance was awesome, the episode per se a little boring. We all hope that the upcoming episode (early 2016) will show him more.


The show “Egers Calling” comprises Egers, his co-host Carmen, the ‘houseband’ “Kapelle Rohrfrei” and three guests. The guests perform 3-4 pieces, then are summoned to the sofas. Egers and Carmen have some nice and some uncomfortable questions for their guests.

“Kapelle Rohrfrei” played some fast tunes – certainly a wake-up call for the audience to brace themselves for Egers.

Egers roamed the audience, involving the odd guest in dialogue before getting on stage. After a brief intro, co-host Carmen was ‘forced’ to face the audience as well. She plays the part of the shy and awkward character to perfection.  😀



“Kapelle Rohrfrei” (Stefan Gessler – trumpet, vocals; Christoph Lambertz – clarinet, saxophone, bagpipes, vocals; David Saam – accordion, vocals; Katja Lachmann – tuba, double bass, transverse flute, vocals) plays the ‘calling’ and ‘goodbye’ tunes. (dear readers: please imagine a repetition as required)



This time, the amazing “Feuerbach Quartett” (Anne Maertens – violin, Max Eisinger – violin, Eugen Hubert – viola, Lukas Kroczek – violoncello) were the first guests on stage. They play popular music, specially adapted for string quartets. It was amazing! As a teaser, I added their version of Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ to this blog post:


The second guest on stage was “Johnny Rakete”, a Frankonian hip hop musician, knows that the answer to all questions is 42.  😉



“Wrongkong” – good music. Cyrena Dunbar (vocals), Tommy Yamaha (vocals, bass), David Lodhi (guitar), Claus Friedrichs (keyboards) and Markus Wurm (drums) rocked the house.


You can certainly imagine that we had a great time.  😀



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