Hans P. and Ernst Ströer are the STRÖER BROS. Based close to Munich, Bavaria, they work as composers, arrangers, musicians, producers and authors, travelling between many different musical worlds.
Hans plays bass, guitars and piano, Ernst plays all kinds of drums and percussion. The two of them descended from the wildly expanded jazz brew of the ’70s. Back then, they toured the world with the MILD MANIAC ORCHESTRA of Germany’s number one jazz guitar player VOLKER KRIEGEL.
Equally at home in recording studio and on stage, they rank among Germany’s finest jazz musicians. Hans recorded with STING, FALCO, DONNA SUMMER, GILBERT BECAUD and many more.
Ernst played more than 1,000 concerts with PASSPORT, the band of saxophone player KLAUS DOLDINGER, touring the world with guests like MICHAEL BRECKER, RANDY BRECKER, DON ALIAS, JONNY GRIFFIN, BILLY COBHAM, CASSANDRA WILSON, BRIAN AUGER and many more. Ernst is a founding member of DJ Christian Prommer’s Project DRUMLESSON, produced by PETER KRUDER. Their debut album DRUMLESSON VOL. 1 was released by SONAR KOLLEKTIV.
From 1985 to 1998, the Ströer Bros. produced all of the albums of Germany’s foremost rock star UDO LINDENBERG. They wrote orchestral arrangements and took part in the final recording by MARLENE DIETRICH, who spoke some introductions on Udo’s album HERMINE. They earned several golden albums for their work with UDO.
The Ströer Bros. have written film music for TV and cinema since 1984. Their oeuvre spans more than 150 productions, among them many prizewinning creations, including the US TV series “Berlin Break,” produced by WOLFGANG PETERSEN and RUBEN LEDER for Columbia-Tristar. Hans composed the scores of all films by HEINRICH BRELOER and HORST KÖNIGSTEIN, including DIE MANNS and BUDDENBROOKS, the most recent film, for which he won the European ROMA FICTION FEST PRIZE in 2009 (best film music).
Their work for theaters throughout Europe includes “Jeux de Femmes”starring LESLIE CARON at GERGIO STREHLER’S Theatre de l’Europe (1985) in Paris.
The Ströer Bros. worked together with the GOETHE INSTITUT to create the GERMAN KUNST DISCO SEOUL as Germany’s official cultural contribution to the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.
The Ströer Bros. book about listening to music, DAS MUSIKHÖRBUCH, was published by SCHOTT MUSIC in 2008.
Ströer Bros. & Fine
The Ströer Bros. released NOMADEN, their first album with Howard Fine, in 1985. A riotous musical road movie, NOMADEN won the German Music Critics’ Prize. The Ströer Bros. & Fine toured Southeast Asia and appeared at several jazz festivals.