Hans-Guenther Heck (Drums) and (Guitar) meet the first time for practice. Within a few rehearsals, the two decide to go for more.
Hans gets Klaus Waigand to handle the Bass.
Due to the blend of music the Band plays, they now call themselves Howlin’ King Snake. The Band performs Rock, Soul and Blues classics. In their first season, Howlin’ King Snake is already playing Festivals in summer and Clubs during the winter.
In the middle of the tour season, Howlin’ King Snake has to go on as a trio. The set list has to be rearranged, and has to be more Blues-Rock modified.
Howlin’ King Snake is: Hans-Günther Heck (Drums), Klaus Waigand (Bass) and Eric Kern (Guitar/Vocals).
“On the bridge to the Blues” is released worldwide by RE-Musik & Media.
The Band is recording their second Studio album “The Blues around here”. Producer again is Frank Metzner at Dreamland Studios. The album contains eleven Originals and one cover song, the Blues classic “Mojo working”.
The Band plays concert shows as opening, and main act.
“On the bridge to the Blues” is released worldwide by Rainer Kern’s label RE-Musik & Media.
Accidently the crewmember Fahri Rexhepe records a concert set. Tour Manager Karl Wagner later points out, that the recording could have the potential for a live album. Muff Mc June takes care of the mastering and the album
“Accidently live” becomes reality.
September 2012: The Band’s first live album is released. RE-Musik & Media is handling it.
The work on the next studio album “From walls to trenches”, at Frank Metzner’s Dreamland Studio is completed. As guest musicians appear Rainer Kern (Guitar), Ralf Kern (Keys) and Frank Metzner (Piano).
RE-Musik & Media releases “From walls to trenches”. After many years of development, albums and many great shows on international stages, Hans Guenther-Heck decides to leave the Band.
The Band appears again on stages across Europe, and is able to perform at a good level in 2014.
During a Festival Sow in Brozanky, Czech Republic, a live recording is produced. The set has very exciting moments, the work on the mix will take place during the winter. By spring Howlin’ King Snake is hoping to present the album “Live at Brozanky”.
Hans-Guenther Heck and Juergen Schaab rejoin the Band.