The Almost Three

Martin Ettrich              Guitar , Vocals , Producer  

Autodidact of the first water, playing solo since the beginning of the 1980´s as well as touring with different bands. He toured for 2 years with “Carey Bell” (ex Muddy Waters Band), “Louisiana Red”, more than 500 shows with the German funk band “The Party Popes” in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Austria,

supported Joe Bowie´s Defunkt for 2 years on their German-tours.

Other supports: Bootsy Collins, Mother´s Finest, Joe Cocker a.o.

Aside from THE ALMOST THREE, he is momentarily working with the

German Rock legend     BIRTH CONTROL         (www.birth-control.de)

Discography:

1983 MC  SCHNULLI PÖTTERBOTE und die Verschütteten/ Mehr als nur Gräten

1985 MC  HEINZ sein SOHN/Live

1989 LP/Vinyl    OH NO / Oh No

1996 CD   PARTY POPES/ Holy Hip

2001 CD   TAUMELTONES/ Im Sommer sind die Mädchen schöner

2002 CD   CACHE/ European Smoke

2005 CD   PARTY POPES/ The Truth

2005 CD   PARTY POPES/ Anplackt und nackt/ LIVE

2008 CD   78 TWINS/ Let it Bootleg

2009 CD   THE ALMOST THREE/ What?

2010 CD   KING SIZE CLAN/ Slow Mo

2011 CD   78 TWINS/ Works

2012 CD   AUFSTAND alter MÄNNER/ Kansas City

2012 CD   THE ALMOST THREE/ Big Muff

2013 CD   PARTY POPES/ Funkateers all the Years

2014 CD   AUFSTAND alter MÄNNER/ Easy             

2014 CD   THE FUNK’n’BLUES KITCHEN/Vol 1

2016 CD   BIRTH CONTROL/ Here and Now         

2017 CD   THE ALMOST THREE  / THREE

 

Max Schmitz     Bass

Currently technical co-ordinator at the ICEM of the FOLKWANG UNIVERSITY

for Music and Arts in ESSEN, Germany.

Before that he successfully worked as a studio and tour bass player for

PHILLIP BOA AND THE VOODOO CLUB.

 

Ken je dat gevoel.. Raam open gaspedaal ingedrukt en lekker cruisen over de Duitse autobahn wind in je haren en genieten van het beste wat Duitsland te bieden heeft!

Hou dat gevoel vooral vast want op 10 februari komt The Almost Three samen met Mister Defunkt Joseph Bowie naar PoGo, met gierende gitaar solos zullen de mannen hun deep-blues-funk-rock-crossover show ten gehore brengen.

Neem invloeden van muzikanten als Neil Young , Jimi Hendrix en George Clinton aangevuld met een hoge dosis humor en improvisatie en je weet dat het een super middag gaat worden!

You know that feeling .. Window open accelerator pressed and enjoy cruising over the German autobahn wind in your hair and enjoy the best that Germany has to offer!

Hold that feeling especially because on February 10, The Almost Three comes together with Mister Defunkt Joseph Bowie to PoGo, with screeching guitar solos the men will perform their deep-blues funk rock crossover show.

Take influences from musicians like Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix and George Clinton with a high dose of humor and improvisation and you know it will be a great afternoon!