Cordial Endorser

The artists of the Cordial Family

A part of our philosphy

 

Our endorsers are completely convinced of the cables and the company. That's why they are part of the Cordial family. It's about integrity, trust and humanity. Opinion leaders? Yes, because they are fans of Cordial and we are fans of them. This is our shared philosophy. The Cordial Endorser (in alphabetical order):

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100 Kilo Herz
For years now we have been using CORDIAL cables on stage, at festivals or in rehearsal rooms. Even during the wildest, ...
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Agent!
The Cordial product line is very well built, they are flexible and ultraresistent. I associate it with a quality German ...
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Andreas Schmid-Martelle
"I have been playing the wrong cable for 15 years!"
100 Kilo Herz
quote-m For years now we have been using CORDIAL cables on stage, at festivals or in rehearsal rooms. Even during the wildest, toughest gigs far away from home these tools have never ever let us down.

The band name – literally translated”100 kilos of heart“ – unmistakably describes how much energy and love are embedded in these guys coming from the area around Leipzig. Forget other bands’ insignificant punk rumpus – these boys offer you classical punk rock combined with trumpet and sax sounds. Since 2015 the guys have been rocking the stages and festivals with this unusual combination together with punk legends like Sondaschule, Oxo86, Freibeuter or Toxoplasma. It's never just about the music. Even though their stuff often enough deals with life, music is still an escape from everyday life - for the band and hopefully also for one or the other listener. It won't change the world, but it will make your own life more livable. At least sometimes. So, in their work, they want to crystallize some of the romanticism that makes up real punk rock and sometimes face the consequences, too. 

Agent!
quote-m The Cordial product line is very well built, they are flexible and ultraresistent. I associate it with a quality German product. If you think of a DJ set up, mixers and turntables may be the first thing which comes to your mind but quality cables are very important for top sound. I trust in the USB / RCA cables from Cordial for my DJ Shows all over the globe as I never had a breakdown situation with them. In my studio I use the Cordial Intro and Peak for instruments and patches. By the way the Cordial cables are very well priced.

Ladies and Gentlemen: It's AGENT! in the Mix !
AGENT! alias Andreas Schreck has his roots in the Golden Age of Hip Hop, becoming obsessed with ‘Black Gold’(records) at the end of the 90’s. His diverse musical background and formidable skills behind the decks, have paved the way for AGENT!’s signature, open approach to his sets.
From a long-standing residency at Club Airport in Würzburg to highly requested and respected performances in clubs such as D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Fabric in London, WOMB in Tokyo, Tresor in Berlin or Key Events such as WMC in Miami, CTEMF (Capetown Electronic Music Festival) or Corona Sunsets Parties; AGENT! is a high power Tech House act and an awesome performer; his sets have energy, precision and most of all, vibe. He mixes up styles and moods, but always remains frmly focused on the dance foor’s needs.
Inspired by his Hip Hop roots, old Funk and 90's techno music, coupled with a great understanding for danceable vibes, he began producing his own music in 2008. Releases on labels including, GET PHYSICAL, COCOON REC, DESOLAT, MOON HARBOUR, LAPSUS MUSIC and more, speak to the quality of his productions. Learn more

Andreas Schmid-Martelle
quote-m "I have been playing the wrong cable for 15 years!"

Andreas Schmid-Martelle aka Martelle first drew the attention of the public in 1988, being the guitarist in the famous german Jule Neigel Band. During his stay until mid 2002, the band sold about 2 Million discs.

Today, Martelle concentrates on composing, producing, recording, mixing and mastering. Since 2008, he's one of german label Popvirus's main authors, producing album after album. He plays the guitar with London based singer Tarq Bowen as well as in his own "Martelle Trio". From time to time there will be a Martelle solo album, the last one's entitled "The Doors Will Open".

1996 has been the first year of “Martelle’s Messe Show”, a special concert with various illustrious home and foreign guests during Frankfurt Musikmesse time. This special event continues each and every year until today.

Many years ago, well-known blues singer and drummer Tommie Harris has engaged Martelle to be host, singer, and guitarist for Frankfurt’s famous weekly Blues/Funk/Soul session with Tommie Harris & Friends at Orange Peel club.

In 1991 and 1994, Martelle has been hosting two very successful Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute shows. 2015, on SRV’s 25th day of death, a third one at renowned Frankfurt Palmengarten band shell.

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Andrew Gouche
When I use Cordial cables, I hear my sound. Trust me, you’ll hear yours like never before!
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Axel Ritt
I am convinced that the outstanding quality and the brilliant sound, the overall convincing performance of CORDIAL ...
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Ben Poole
I've been using Cordial Cables for the past months and have been extremely happy with the build quality and durability ...
Andrew Gouche
quote-m When I use Cordial cables, I hear my sound. Trust me, you’ll hear yours like never before!

Grammy Award winner Andrew Gouche is known for his amazing bass playing skills, his impeccable tone and for 40 years of laying the musical foundations for numerous world-class artists including Quincy Jones, Prince, Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and Snoop Dogg.

Widely known as the "Godfather of Gospel Bass", Andrew Gouche encountered Cordial cables at Summer NAMM in Nashville in 2018,  when he presented his signature bass model, created in collaboration with Michael Tobias, at the booth next to ours. He was immediately thrilled by the quality of the Cordial cables, which quickly led to a “cordial” and creative business relationship of which the most significant result so far is his own Cordial signature cable, the CSI PP ANDREW GOUCHE.

Axel Ritt
quote-m I am convinced that the outstanding quality and the brilliant sound, the overall convincing performance of CORDIAL cables surely leave nothing to be desired!

Axel “Ironfinger“ Ritt got his hands on the guitar for the very first time at the age of 12. His first musical influences were the british masters of the big tone like Jeff Beck, Brian May and in the first row, Gary Moore. From the age of 13, Axel entered the stage regularly and kept the straight road to develop his technical abilities as a rock guitarist. More about Axel Rit

His favorite Cordial equipment (excerpts):

Ben Poole
quote-m I've been using Cordial Cables for the past months and have been extremely happy with the build quality and durability of each and every one of the many that I have been using out on the road across Europe, America and Russia.

Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine
“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck
“A REALLY good player” – Gary Moore
“So amazing!” – Beth Hart
“Killer!” – Kenny Wayne Shepherd
“Unbelievable!” – Richie Kotzen
“Exudes class & prowess” – Guitar Techniques Magazine
“Ben Poole is the full package” – Maverick Magazine
“Definitely one to watch” – Guitarist Magazine
“A really fresh sound and style” – Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2)
“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent” – Blues Matters Magazine

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Bigband Dachau
Was uns mit Cordial verbindet, ist – neben dem Firmensitz in unserer Hometown – ein sehr familiäres Verhältnis. ...
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Blackout Problems
CORDIAL – because there’s nothing like a good jack!
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Chris Kramer
A good craftsman needs excellent tools. CORDIAL cables are by far the best tools I´ve ever encountered!
Bigband Dachau
quote-m Was uns mit Cordial verbindet, ist – neben dem Firmensitz in unserer Hometown – ein sehr familiäres Verhältnis. Wir wurden bei unseren Konzerten und Tourneen immer unterstützt und begleitet. Wünsche für unsere Custom-Kabel und Bestellungen wurden schnell und optimal umgesetzt. Jeder Mitarbeiter hat immer ein offenes Ohr für uns.

"Just when you thought nothing else could surprise you, along comes Bigband Dachau." The Bavarian Jazz Institute is not alone in its excitement about the 25-person MassiveJazzTechno-Ensemble conducted by Tom Jahn (aka Tom Tornado).
The thrilling line-up with two full drum kits, heaps of synthesizers and keyboards, trumpets, saxophones and trombones combines the driving beats of modern electronic dance music with the pure sound force of a huge big band horn section and a healthy portion of live improvisation. With plenty of glitter and unleashed enthusiasm, Bigband Dachau electrifies listeners on the spot – whether in dance clubs, at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2017 or the EXPO Milano 2015.
Their pulsing rhythms and horn kicks, Hip Hop beats and electronic samples, thunderstorms of synthesizers and analogue bass lines is a unique combination: techno meets jazz, digital meets analogue and big band meets disco. A Bigband Dachau concert always ends with cheering crowds and sweat-soaked dancers. In 2018, the ensemble was awarded the Tassilo Cultural Prize by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Be warned: This band's wicked rhythms will drive you insane!

Blackout Problems
quote-m CORDIAL – because there’s nothing like a good jack!

Founded in 2012, the alternative rock band Blackout Problems convinces with a creative balancing act between different genres. Their songs defy the usual classification categories. Atmospheric guitar riffs will burn themselves into your into the long-term memory of every Alexisonfire or Being As An Ocean fan and heavy melancholic sentiments and sensations will give you hot and cold goose bumps, the balancing act between engulfing intellectuality and catchy tangs reminds of alternative greats like Biffy Clyro. Ultimately you will experience unheard-of Alternative Rock positioned between wide arcs of suspense, post-hardcore-influenced vigor, piano melancholy and electronic feedback sounds – a distinct outcry, at the same time passionately torn and coldly disillusioned.

Live the 4 guys from Munich put on  a show that puts some world stars in the shade. No wonder: Besides support tours with Massendefekt, Heisskalt, Jennifer Rostock, Apologies, I Have None and Royal Republic they can look back on some celebrated and impressive gigs at Circus Halligalli, BR Puls Startramp or the Rocket Beans. In line with this, their 2016 debut "Holy" gained a position in the Top 50 of the German album charts.

In 2018 the young band from Munich carried on and went one better with their second album, "Kaos", released on the band's own label Munich Warehouse. Even more masterful and commanding, even stronger on the vocal side, even more dynamic due to the band’s typical mix of rigorousness and calmness. 
This band is proceeding - and progressing – steadily. We’re looking forward to a lot more goodies!

Chris Kramer
quote-m A good craftsman needs excellent tools. CORDIAL cables are by far the best tools I´ve ever encountered!

“Crazy” Chris Kramer – the many-sided harp-player

Chris went out into the world to “redefine the context of contemporary harp playing”, so says Götz Alsmann, who is a very famous artist in Germany and doctor of musicology, when he was asked to give a comment on Kramer’s music.

One thing is that Chris is at home when it comes to Blues und he is living it out like only few do in Germany but then again, he is a creative trouble spot giving the word trouble a good connotation. He always comes up with something new no one thought about doing, that’s why colleagues started to call him “Crazy” Chris.

And now after being a professional artist for more than fifteen years he can not only retrospect on much more than a thousand gigs and ten CDs but also on the fact that he always accepted a new challenge.

His most-loved project is called “Chris Kramer and his Groove Hands”. The line-up seems to be unusual. But the sound of violin together with Chris’ harp is fresh, independent and still powerful and virtuoso. Here, Chris can show all of his talent, right through all kinds of styles and rhythms no matter if it is gypsy-swing as of Django Reinhart, Funk, Swing, Bossa Nova or Country. Chris always hits the right tone and is master of all styles music has to offer.

On his CD with the title “Komm’ mit!” (2008) he again enters fresh ground singing the Blues in his native language, German. He asserrts that he emulated his musical idols for much too long finding now finally to himself as an artist. To express the variety of feelings that are part of his songs in one’s mother-tongue is much more comfortable for Kramer. Consequently, he digged his own way, his more than 400 harps always by his side, not caring about clichés.

Turn of the year 2008/2009 should be an absolute highlight on this way. He travelled to the USA to record his new album “...unterwegs”. “Crazy” and brave enough to contact some of his musical heroes, he managed to unite them on this record. So every single song could be taped with the instrumentation of his dreams. Amongst others he got the support of: Mel Gaynor - world class drummer of Simple Minds, Chuck Leavell - keyboard Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Allman Bros. Band, and as he wanted to catch the authentic Chicago blues in his album he made no compromises: He brought the original musicians of the Muddy Waters Band on board.

Last but not least he visited Mick Taylor in London, who adds his fulminant slide-guitar as a proper opener for the cd.

During this trip Chris was also performing on countless stages together with other artists.

Always on his side: a camera team to film all the highlights and bring it to the cinemas as a documentary.

Alongside to his occupation as an author, he offered all kinds of harmonica workshops. Chris Kramer is also established in the European music scene as a singer and guitar player giving solo and duet concerts as well as going on tour with a band line-up usually consisting of an additional guitar, piano, drums and bass.

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Chuck Plaisance
Wether on stage or in my studio, my equipment is only as good as its weakest link! That’s why I use CORDIAL cables to ...
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David Langley
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Dennis Hormes
Chuck Plaisance
quote-m Wether on stage or in my studio, my equipment is only as good as its weakest link! That’s why I use CORDIAL cables to guarantee the highest quality possible in my audio chain!

A performing Artist/Producer/Vocal Coach and a voting member for the Grammy Awards for 24 years.

Chuck Plaisance is an international musician with performances in the USA, Japan, Germany, Hawaii, Brazil, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Grand Turk Islands, Spain, Holland and Belgium.

Chuck Plaisance was born near New Orleans Louisiana. At the age of 13 was touring as frontman, lead singer and guitarist doing theatrical rock with the bands Flyght, Halifax, Impulse VII and Voyager.

He also worked as concert producer on bigger concert productions such as: Air Supply, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers & The Meters, to name a few.

After his move to Hollywood, in the mid 80’s, he was hired as a full time Hollywood Vocal Instructor at Musicians Institute and held that position for 18 years.  During this time, Chuck performed with fellow instructors for Live performing workshops called “the Hollywood Pro Series”. This MIT teachers band included Tim Bogert, Doanne, Perry, Steve Dudas, Howard Laravea and Steve Bailey.

Chuck has performed at most of the famous venues in Hollywood such as,

Universal Amphi-theatre (Duet with Diana Ross), The Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, The John Ansen Ford Theatre, The Wiskey Ago-go, The Troubadore, The Viper Room.

In 1989 he was hired by Chris Currell of the Michael Jackson “Bad” band to manage his Synclavier studio and provide tour support for the last leg of the Michael Jackson “Bad” Tour. He was also sent to Japan to serve as production co-ordinator for Ozaki Yutaka and Gwinko on the Epic/Sony and CBS/Sony labels.

As a pioneer in the field of 3D Sound recording, Chuck recorded the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra “Gershwins in Hollywood”, The Gadin Shartse Monks “Sacred Earth”, Ernestine Anderson “Live at the BB King Club” “Blues Dues and Love News”. He also served as 3D Sound consultant for Stixx Hooper and Gary Wright.

In 1993 Chuck founded 3D Sound Inc. and created the world’s first 3D Virtual Instrument presets for stereo samplers. “The Piano”, “The Dreamweaver” (co-produced by Gary Wright), “3D Drums” Samples and “3D Industrial Sound Events” Samples.

Together with Suzanne Doucet he published over 200 CD’s for relaxation, meditation and sleep aides which topped the charts worldwide and still rank high in the New Age charts in several countries. These Series were: “Sounds of Nature” Series, “Tranquility” Series, National Park Adventures” Series, “Extreme Weather” Series, “Extreme Nature” Series plus many more.

From 2004 to 2006 he was manager of an Orchestral Film Scoring Live room working  with clients such as: Dream Works, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney and Johnny Hallyday as clients.

After living in total 25 years in LA working with such artist as Alice Cooper, Gary Wright, Michael Jackson, Ernestine Anderson,  to name a few, Chuck moved to Germany in 2006. Since then he is mostly touring as a solo performer but is also performing with other artists such as: Martin Engelien on four Go-Music “All Stars” tours and a few Go-Music specials, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Tommy Denander, Kirk Fletcher, the late Ricky Lawson, Curt Bisquera, Bruce Gaitsch, Mel Gaynor, Kai Strauss, Tommy Harris, Christian Bleiming, a concert Tour in India with Nadja Kossinskaja and more.

Chuck owns a very large 3D Sound library which he intends to publish in the future and is always searching for new and exciting projects to record and produce.

David Langley
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David Langley starting to teach himself at the age of 9, David soon found his love and passion for the guitar, then playing shows and Honky Tonks at 15 years of age, he fell in love with performing. With the passing of his Mother at 17 years old (something he could never let go of), took David off in a difficult direction, withdrawn and confused, turning more and more to his guitar and music. Eventually, he discovered his passion for singing, as well as entertaining and being the front man of his own shows. Mehr dazu auf der Storytellers/David Langley Homepage.

Dennis Hormes
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If you would measure him by his musical career, DENNIS HORMES ought to be an old bone of at least seventy years. But with only 34 springs on the clock, the guitarist from North Rhine-Westphalia, who is also active as a producer, songwriter and singer, looks already back on a career of almost two decades. In this time he has played on world tours with artists like T.M. Stevens, Fettes Brot, DJ Bobo, Tom Beck, Luxuslärm, Roachford, The Boss Hoss, Marc Terenzi, Daliah Lavi, Mark Medlock, Dieter Falk and Richard Sanderson – to only name a few. Learn more

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Donots
We feel incredibly at ease knowing that we can rely on Cordial to always provide the appropriate cabling and thus the ...
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Frank Pané
A very important part for a great sound on stage and in the studio is the connection between the instrument and the amp, ...
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Jan "Stix" Pfennig
"It's very annoying when the music suffers or goes down because of broken or inferior cables on stages - When I go on ...
Donots
quote-m We feel incredibly at ease knowing that we can rely on Cordial to always provide the appropriate cabling and thus the best possible linkups - on stage as well as in the studio! For more than 25 years now (the official birth of our cooperation was April 1994) the band DONOTS has been representing authentic punk rock.

The band from Ibbenbüren already gained first laurels in the mid 90s during joint concerts with bands like Propagandhi, No Fun At All, blink-182, No Use for a Name and Terrorgruppe. By the end of the decade they could already be seen on the big festival stages. Their mix of hardcore and pop with a touch of emo and a good helping of melody has continued to be successful. But what really makes the band what it is, what it symbolizes is, above all, their socio-critical and anti-fascist attitude.

On the occasion of the band's 25th anniversary, the combo released their second best-of album “Silverhochzeit” in summer 2019 - gaining a top 10 position in the German album charts. During an extensive final tour, the band announced they would stop playing live for an indefinite period of time. However, you will certainly still hear a lot more from the Donots in the future.

Frank Pané
quote-m A very important part for a great sound on stage and in the studio is the connection between the instrument and the amp, the cable. Therefore just the highest quality and most reliable in their field come into question for me: Cordial cables! They never let me down on hundreds of shows in more than 30 countries. Best workmanship, always great sound and amazing design!

Frank Pané can justifiably be called one of the most active guitar players of the German hard rock scene. Born in Kempten, Germany, in 1977, he already started learning how to play the piano at the age of 8. Ever since he discovered AC/DC he also discovered the appropriate instrument for himself: the electric guitar. He emulated his heroes and worked his way through different bands like “ to Grey (R2G)” or “Cover-X”. In 2002 he left R2G and joined the Power Metal band “Valley's Eve”. But because one project was not enough for him he founded the band “Burn” in the same year, covering Deep Purple and Rainbow songs. He also played in the rock cover band “Tribute” until the end of 2005 and then he returned to “Red to Grey”, while simultaneously recording the guitar tracks for the new CD of the horror metal band “Solemnity”, which was released in 2008. In 2009 he released his first all-instrumental CD. Besides that he has  always worked as a guitar teacher and tried to pass his knowledge on to a younger generation. He also founded the band "Sainted Sinners", one band member being the former "Accept" singer David Reece. Since 2015 he has been touring live mainly with the band “Bonfire”, but also with Deep Purple drummer “Ian Paice feat. Purpendicular”. He is also knocking out further instrumental CDs with apparent ease. In 2018, he founded the prog rock band “Dark Blue Inc.” with members such as Göran Edman (vocals/Ex-Malmsteen) and Hal Patino (bass / ex-King Diamond).

Jan "Stix" Pfennig
quote-m "It's very annoying when the music suffers or goes down because of broken or inferior cables on stages - When I go on stage with Cordial, I feel 150% sure, and that gives me the opportunity to get myself into the music! "

Jan Stix Pfennig has been the first-call drummer of German rap star SIDO since 2008 and is solidly established in the German hip hop scene. Born in Arnsberg, he moved to Berlin to study jazz drumming at the Hanns-Eisler Music University and is meanwhile also an integral part of the instructing team at the Berlin Drum Institute Drumtrainer Berlin. Since Summer 2017 he performs as live Drum&Bass DJ-Drummer STIXONSPEED with his Electronic Drums and Electronic Setup. In addition to numerous recordings, performances and concerts with well-known artists such as SIDO, Andrew Roachford, Jimy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Marteria, Mark Forster and many more, it s especially his band THE SWAG that has made him one of the most in demand drummers when it comes to modern styles and hip hop drumming. He also gives regular workshops and seminars on these topics. Learn more.

His favorite Cordial products (excerpts):

 

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Jays Trio
When we are performing live, we have to be able to zone out, unwind, i.e. not having to worry about the proper ...
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John Jorgenson
“Cordial cables seriously rock, they sound great, look great, and hold up to the rigors of touring. I can’t ...
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Jolina Carl
Jays Trio
quote-m When we are performing live, we have to be able to zone out, unwind, i.e. not having to worry about the proper functioning of our stage technology. Cordial is the partner who offers us this reliability - always solid, flexible and sexy.

A band of four young guys who invite their audience to a musical journey. They play everything they can lay their hands on: from Elvis to Mumford and Sons to Billie Eilish - sometimes played true to the original, sometimes in distinctly individual own or even jazzy versions.

Not only does the voice of frontman Joshua Linne impress young and old alike, but all four musicians, again and again, join in vocally and their four-part harmonies generate extremely good vibes. Guitar, drums and double bass, all in a stylish vintage look, often change hands readily, too.

Their looks, sounds and funny show interludes all serve one ultimate purpose: to provide tons of fun and a long-lasting good mood for their audience.

John Jorgenson
quote-m “Cordial cables seriously rock, they sound great, look great, and hold up to the rigors of touring. I can’t recommend them highly enough to all my musical friends!”

The US-American guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson is renowned for touring with iconic artists like Elton John, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt or Willie Nelson and also for winning the "Guitarist of the Year" Award of the Academy of Country Music for 3 consecutive years.

Feeling at home in lots of varying music styles, John Jorgenson is also frequently pursuing diverse projects of his own, such as the John Jorgenson Quintet, the John Jorgenson Electric Band, the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band and the Desert Rose Band. For him, Cordial cables have become an integral part of his equipment.

A few quotes from colleagues and the press

Elton John: “Brilliant guitarist!”
Peter Frampton: “John Jorgenson is one of my most favorite players...."
Los Angeles Times: "John Jorgenson is one of the most respected guitarists in the world…”

Jolina Carl
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During a family celebration in Cologne, a special musical career began. Jolina Carl found an old guitar and discovered her love for music. Many years of self taught study on guitar and vocals followed, as well as various bands, different styles of music, vocal training and countless stage performances. Learn more (Homepage Jolina Carl)

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Marathonmann
Recently we've started to do our LIVE events in a completely self-sufficient way. The wuick and uncomplicated setting-up ...
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Mark Alan Cash
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Martin Engelien
More bass! - More treble! - And much louder!
Marathonmann
quote-m Recently we've started to do our LIVE events in a completely self-sufficient way. The wuick and uncomplicated setting-up and dismantling of our equipment is essential, espcially when it comes to LIVE events. At that, our Cordial cables have proved their worth many times. No matter if instrument cables, microphone cables or various adapter cables, our Cordial gear simply does a damn good job and really facilitates our everyday tour life a lot.

MARATHONMANN are one of the few bands that don't just come up to expectations, but always exceed them. Even though their first EP "Die Stadt gehört den Besten" became a hit within the scene in 2012, less than one year after forming the band, and after numerous national and international support shows and appearances at major festivals, the Munich band have never just ensconced themselves in a cozy  comfort zone. On the contrary, as their previous three albums and two Eps show, they have always allowed themselves the opportunity, the freedom to advance into new musical territories without giving up the foundation of their typical sound. A tightrope act that MARATHONMANN have mastered again with the creation of their fourth studio album "Die Angst sitzt neben dir".

While other bands are often paralyzed from shock with the onset of success, i.e. having great difficulties developing artistically, the South German post-hardcore combo is well and truly striving for change. So the musicians again ventured into unknown waters in the process of creating their new record. This time they have also tried out novel piano and synth sounds that perfectly complement the typical MARATHONMANN sound and take it to a new level.
"We just wanted to find out what we could do and where this journey would take us," explains singer Michi. "I just wanted to be ballsy and check myself out". Guitarist Leo thought likewise, because he became involved in the band’s songwriting process  for the first time and straight away contributed several songs to the new album. "The sentiment that we have to prove something to someone has disappeared and that feels incredibly good", Michi sums up.

Topically, MARATHONMANN don't shy away from any challenge either, because, as the title of the album already suggests, everything revolves around the theme of fear. "We all have fears that have haunted us since the day we were born," the singer states. "In the beginning we’re all afraid of darkness, ghosts or loneliness. Later, more and often greater fears of failure or loss are added. We can suppress them, but somehow they always manage to get back to the surface and, ultimately, they will accompany us until we die." The new record by the guys from Munich addresses these feelings of fear and insecurity. And, thus, the musicians don't just break a taboo that affects all people - they also face their own demons with their new album "Die Angst sitzt neben dir".

Mark Alan Cash
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There’s really no question as to why Mark Alan Cash entered into this thing called the “music business.” On the day that Mark was born, his father, Tommy, the youngest brother of Johnny Cash, was already getting some airplay on the radio, and was touring the country playing his own brand of country music. Learn more: Storytellers/Mark Alan Cash Homepage.

Martin Engelien
quote-m More bass! - More treble! - And much louder!

Musical stations

My musical career started when I was 10 years old, which is when I got my first instrument: a flute. Soon enough I had an electric organ and an acoustic guitar. At 13 I discovered the bass and got one for my 14th birthday. Four years later an upright bass followed suit. Since then I have been playing both instruments, yet starting in 1982 the E - bass has been my main instrument of choice. Learn more (Martin Engelien Homepage)

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Mrs. Greenbird
Cordial cables make sure that our sound glitters from the inside and the outside.
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Oliver Steller
With Cordial I associate good sound! On stage I use only first-rate quality equipment, which would simply not sound good ...
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OX
A saturated sound, love to detail and creative ideas. These are the demands we have towards our music. The same applies ...
Mrs. Greenbird
quote-m Cordial cables make sure that our sound glitters from the inside and the outside.

Mrs. Greenbird - honest, handmade and maybe a little bit weird.

The folk pop duo Mrs. Greenbird from Cologne (Germany) provided one of the very rare music business success stories. Starting off as wedding singers in 2006, singer Sarah Nuecken and guitarist Steffen Brueckner played their way through bars, restaurants and laundromats to chisel their skills and build a solid fanbase. Mrs. Greenbird’s music is multifaceted, blending their strong harmony vocals with their very own musical style - they summed up in one simple word: Singersongwritercountryfolkpop. Learn more (Mrs. Greenbird Homepage).

Their favorite Cordial products (excerpts):

Oliver Steller
quote-m With Cordial I associate good sound! On stage I use only first-rate quality equipment, which would simply not sound good without the appropriate cables. Thanks to Cordial my sound is perfect!

With Cordial I associate good sound! On stage I use only first-rate quality equipment, which would simply not sound good without the appropriate cables. Thanks to Cordial my sound is perfect!
Oliver Steller, born in 1967, rediscovered his love for literature after school. Since then he has been setting poems to music. After studying music in the USA and a decade as a freelance musician, the guitarist and singer made his debut as a reciter in 1995. The German newspaper FAZ now calls Oliver Steller the "voice of German poetry". For further details go to Oliver Steller’s Homepage.
"I especially like to use CORDIAL’s CM TOP 222 cable for the mics, the CSI PP Gold for the guitars and the CGK 175 Metal Transparent for the Dobro.”

OX
quote-m A saturated sound, love to detail and creative ideas. These are the demands we have towards our music. The same applies to our equipment. That's why we are proud to be part of the Cordial family. Why content onself with less?

Finding their place in our complex world is what occupies the guys of the Karlsruhe post-grunge band OX, founded in 2015. Exploring new avenues, ready to take risks and dealing with setbacks, is what they demand from themselves and from their listeners.

With hard riffs, melodic choruses and catchy songs the band has created its own identity between 90s grunge and modern alternative rock sounds. Their portfolio comprises tough hard rock songs, partly enriched with modern Synthi sounds, as well as rhythmic-groovy rock sounds and captivating mid-tempo rock songs. In addition, you can also find danceable tunes and even a slowly building, orchestrally arranged ballad.

The band’s lyrics deal mainly with socio-critical topics and interpersonal aspects and problems. Particularly noteworthy is the song “Fade Away” from the album “Breaking Point”. Starting with acoustic guitars combined with a slide guitar the song is then developing into a genuine rock anthem.

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Pam Pam Ida
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Patrick Kronenberger
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Rachel Dawson
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On the musical side, from the tender age of three, Rachel grew up singing her family and herself to sleep. Later on, she took her passion for music anywhere she could, from biker saloons to church choirs, and recently, on a tour in Germany with Mark Alan Cash and David Langley. Rachel is a singer/songwriter with a unique vocal style all her own. Ranging from Blues, Folk, Rock, and Country, her vocal range covers it all, from Stevie Nicks to Patsy Cline! Learn more: Storytellers/Rachel Dawson Homepage.

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Sean Athens
I have been using Cordial cables for a very long time. Cordial is my guitar cable, which is almost always with me: ...
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Sophie Chassée
Cordial cables stand for high quality, fat sounds and reliability. When you are on the road a lot, cables have to endure ...
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The Whiskey Foundation
We appreciate the cooperation because Cordial, like their cables, is always a reliable partner. Cordial knows exactly ...
Sean Athens
quote-m I have been using Cordial cables for a very long time. Cordial is my guitar cable, which is almost always with me: whether I'm in the rehearsal room, whether I'm in the studio, playing live or practicing at home ... using Cordial cables I can always be sure to have the perfect and right tone.

The guitar player Sean Athens (born in 1993) characterizes the style of the trio Chris Kramer & Beatbox`n`Blues with his guitar sound on both the electric and the acoustic guitar and transferes his passion for the blues especially on the slide guitar.

Despite his youth, Sean Athens has an amazing musical experience. On stage he  lives and dies for every single note and literally merges with his guitar. 

Sophie Chassée
quote-m Cordial cables stand for high quality, fat sounds and reliability. When you are on the road a lot, cables have to endure lots of strain and for my high quality equipment I, obviously, need the corresponding high quality cables so that I don't have to compromise on sound. Cordial more than meets these requirements and I am really happy with my sound, any time, anywhere. No matter if I play an acoustic, electric or bass guitar - I can always totally rely on Cordial!

Since 2012 Sophie Chassée has been performing on stages all around Germany. The young musician charms her audiences with her virtuosic and filigree modern fingerstyle guitar playing à la Andy McKee or Ben Howard and her unique, soft voice. This dazzling combination of guitar virtuosity and gifted singing & songwriting regularly causes blank astonishment in the audience and by now she treads the boards with world-famous guitarists like Jon Gomm, Michael Fix, Joscho Stephan or André Krengel. Her fourth studio album, produced by fingerstyle legend Peter Finger and released on Acoustic Music Records, will be launched in 2020.

Sophie is also a founding member of the Osnabrück-based RnB/NeoSoul band Karanoon, where her skills on the electric guitar are in great demand. In this constellation she also contributes as a songwriter and is involved in the musical arrangements of the band as well. Karanoon already played as supporting act for the world-famous Hammond organist Lutz Krajenski and have been calling attention to themselves in the alternative jazz scene due to their very distinctive sound. The band's debut album will follow in autumn 2020.

Besides her own bands and projects, Sophie is a permanent band member of the German newcomer musician Alli Neumann, for who she is playing the bass guitar for a change.  Alli Neumann is the new rising star of the German music industry and is increasingly attracting attention due to joint productions with, for example, hip hop singer Trettmann, Max Herre, director Kim Frank or Detlev Buck. Sophie has already accompanied Alli Neumann on tours with Billions and Annenmaykantereit, at support shows for Trettmann or Joy Denalane and has played at festivals across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, such as Lollapalooza, Rocken am Brocken or Zürich Open Air. She  has also already had amazing TV appearances at Neo Magazin Royale or Inas Nacht. In winter 2019, the first sold out headliner tour followed (Herz ist Trumpf) and in spring 2020 there will be  a second, during which Sophie will also play the bass guitar.

The Whiskey Foundation
quote-m We appreciate the cooperation because Cordial, like their cables, is always a reliable partner. Cordial knows exactly what musicians need and has always given us the best support. Thank you, Cordial!

THE WHISKEY FOUNDATION, a quintett formed around the charismatic singer MURAT KAYDIRMA was found in Munich in 2011. 

The band that released ‚Take The Walk’, a widely acclaimed debut album presented in 2013, keeps fascinating - not at least caused by their powerful live performances.

Their classic setup of guitar(s), Fender Rhodes / Hammond, bass, drums and vocals/harmonica – and the passion of the five musicians (live and recoreded) form an outstanding sound.

This also counts for their second album ‚Mood Machine’, on which you can hear stilistic excourses into rock music of the late 60ies and early 70ies. Playing the typical sound of this era, they never loose their authentic modern style and keep developing the blues instead of covering it. MOOD MACHINE’s 11 songs can be classified as a mix of rock, blues and psychedelia, somewhere between THE DOORS (Morrison-Hotel-Phase) and THE BLACK KEYS. 

In Summer 2015 they excited huge audiences all around Germany as they were supporting the world famous rock legends of AC/DC. In Fall 2015 the band was also invited to open up a few shows for the not less famous band DEEP PURPLE in Czech Republic. 

Now, the band is ready to present their third album ‚Blues and Bliss’, which has been released in October 2017. Again, the 8 new songs are borne by MURAT KAYDIRMA’s unique voice and again, the 5 musicians, who know each other for the most of their lives, create an extremly harmonious ensemble. But yet, it is technically more sophisticated - the audience is more than ever reminded of the roots of blues and psychedelic rock, though the music still has its independent and unmistakable touch, which overcomes the boundaries of the past decades.

 

The favorite cables of The Whiskey Foundation (quote): "Road & Metal (especially Silent) because they are almost indestructible and look great!"

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Uwe Bossert
When it comes to gear I always want best sound and quality. That is why I use Cordial since almost 15 years for Live and ...
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Victor Smolski
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Wait Of The World
More than once, the CORDIAL crew has already saved our asses in the nick of time during a production or a gig by ...
Uwe Bossert
quote-m When it comes to gear I always want best sound and quality. That is why I use Cordial since almost 15 years for Live and in Studio.

The question whether our life is determined by destiny or mere chance will remain unanswered here. But when one considers the biography of the musician, producer, composer and, currently, label-owner, briefly that of music freak Uwe Bossert, one is at least inclined to admit the possibility of divine providence. For instance, there was that Reamonn thing: When Bossert founded the Reamonn band with Sebi, Gomezz, Ray and Phil, he had just completed his studies of the Jazz guitar in Freiburg and prepared to face a precarious financial future among the undergrowth of the local jazzers. Bossert had no illusions about monetary rewards from music - regardless of talent. Nevertheless he wanted to study nothing else. Because he could do nothing else? Wrong! There was nothing else he wanted.Let us get the facts straight: Uwe Bossert might have been pretty happy employed as a badly paid guitar teacher and hanging out with a few semi-professional jazz bands. But then Reamonn happened. The band's story has been told countless times and is marginal topic here. But after the musicians had signed the recording contract in 1999, things started to happen in quick succession: Tours played to full houses, hundreds of thousands of records sold, the Echo prize for their social commitment, numerous hits and interesting projects with other musicians. There can be no doubt: Reamonn is and has been one of the most successful and without doubt also one of the most important German bands of the last fifteen years.

But Bossert became aware that there are other things that interest, occupy and inspire him. At the end of 2010, when Reamonn split up for a break after twelve years, the time had come for him and the others to consider their personal dreams unfulfilled so far. Bossert comments, "I have always been very happy in the band. But when you have been dependent on four other people for twelve years, it's quite satisfying to be your own boss for a while."
In this situation fate once more knocked at his door: With Reamonn he had met the renowned producer Greg Fidelman in the USA, who did studio work with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, U2 and Johnny Cash among others. While working with this experienced American studio professional Bossert realized, "That's it! My future lies in producing." Back in Germany the guitarist set up his own studio in Munich that he has continually expanded in the past few years. And suddenly everything started moving: Bossert produced and wrote songs for other musicians and himself, enlarged the production firm "achtung music" founded as early as 2007 with his own publishing company and recording firm - "achtung music Records".
The most ambitious project to date in Uwe Bossert's second career is his band "DrahtSeilAkt". And once more we must consider the role of destiny: That Uwe Bossert met the singer Nora Grisu with whom he composed the songs for DrahtSeilAkt's debut is a particularly fortunate stroke of fate. Because at first glance these are two musicians who apparently do not match - and therefore complement each other even better. On the one hand the popstar Uwe Bossert of long spotlight experience, on the other cabaret song writer of almost introverted character Grisu. Together they tell stories untold so far in German Pop music. "DrahtSeilAkt may possibly not be right for the large stage like Rock im Park with an audience of 30,000, but that is not always the case." says Bossert - been there, done that.
DrahtSeilAkt's debut is the first album that Bossert in cooperation with Nora Grisu has entirely developed in his project workshop achtung music: from initial idea to song-writing and producing and that will be published under his own label. But DrahtSeilAkt is not the only production of the new Uwe Bossert; the versatile musician recently cooperated on the soundtrack to Pepe Danquart's film "Joschka und Herr Fischer" - he is presently in the process of publishing it on achtung music Records. Apart from that he is producing and writing an album for the Rumanian pop star Loredana Groza, was guest lecturer at a School for Music Management last summer, cooperated with Nelly Furtado and "the Graf" of "Unheilig".
Yet it is not only the big names that are of interest for Uwe Bossert. The musician in him desires to move freely, the glamour and tinselly stardom always annoyed him in big business. "Sometimes I get the feeling that it's being a star that is important for so many people today," he says. "Nobody says he wants to be a great guitar player any more, it's just being famous that they want." He has already achieved fame, now Uwe Bossert aims to support young bands with flexible strategies that fit in with the enormous changes in music's landscape under the influence of Internet.
Developing songs and visions - that is Uwe Bossert's metier. And that is perhaps a genuine definition of his activity: balancing on a tightrope! There is a man who has left the safe harbour of the band awarded numerous platinum records and dared to enter not just one, but several experiments. But shouldn't music in its essence always be concerned with venture and exploratory spirit? The concept of the music man totally immersed in music and capable on all levels is less familiar here than elsewhere - Uwe Bossert is endeavouring to give him new significance. In his own, gentle, but highly sustainable and effective way.
In spite of his numerous projects Bossert is still fruitfully involved with his former colleagues. Evidence of what good friends the Reamonn musicians still are can be seen in their imminent tour under the name Stereolove with Gomezz, Rauenbusch and Padotzke. It will be a shorter club tour with the singer Thom Hanreich. The music will be stronger rock that that produced by the later Reamonn. And what is it all about? Certainly not to compete with the main band but: Fun. The word is correct. At the end of the day the composer, producer and labelman Uwe Bossert is above all intent on having a good time. And it is to be hoped that this is heard and comes across to the audience.

Victor Smolski
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Talking about the Belarusian guitarist, Victor Smolski, you soon discover that it's impossible to restrict yourself to just one superlative if you want to do justice to the unusual talent and the artistic diversity of this unique musician. He has made his mark not only as a guitarist and songwriter with the German metal act, Rage. His song "Straight To Hell", for example, has served as the soundtrack for two German movie productions and earned heaps of praise in the process. Smolski also continues to impress fans, colleagues and critics alike as a solo musician. Learn more (Victor Smolski Homepage).

Wait Of The World
quote-m More than once, the CORDIAL crew has already saved our asses in the nick of time during a production or a gig by providing just the right gear at the right moment. We do not just rely on their products but on people, who want the best for us musicians.

The band name alone promises epic vastness and an exciting new world of sound, into which the five-piece band from Munich wants to take its audience: Wait Of The World combines and merges influences from catchy Indie Pop, captivating Alternative Rock and well-chosen electronic elements resulting in a modern and highly contagious sound mix.

Inspired by bands such as Thrice, Nothing But Thieves or Bring Me The Horizon, Wait Of The World combine a catchy pop appeal with an outgoing, extrovert stadium rock attitude, subtle electronic parts and distinctive vocals thus creating an equally multi-faceted, yet also autonomous entity. Wait Of The World inspires any crowd with this exceptional and modern sound.

In 2018 the band attracted a lot of attention due to their participation in the popular TV format "X Factor" and when they made it to the finals, an audience of millions voted the band into 2nd place. The subsequently released single "Glacier" is one of WOTW's absolute live anthems to this day and entered the iTunes charts at number 75 in 2018. Moreover, their single "Rebirth" reached number 3 in the Alternative iTunes hit parade.

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Walter Trout
"Since I received the cables from Cordial I have had the opportunity to do a few gigs with them and the sound of my ...
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Walter Trout
quote-m "Since I received the cables from Cordial I have had the opportunity to do a few gigs with them and the sound of my guitar is coming through crystal clear and strong and also I'm noticing a clearer bottom end of my guitar."

Walter Trout is an American blues rock singer, composer and guitar player. Since 1968 he has rocked numerous stages worldwide and played for legendary blues musicians like John Lee Hooker, the band Canned Heat or John Mayall. With his friends Johnny Griparic (bass), Teddy 'Zig Zag' Andreadis (piano) and Michael Leasure (drums) he has been performing as the Walter Trout Band since 1989.
Walter received a new liver in 2014 because a life-threatening liver disease could not be treated successfully with medication. As his insurance did not cover this transplant, thousands of people donated to his operation. The disease caused him to lose some of his memory, even forgetting about his family and friends, and, consequently, he also had to learn to play the guitar anew. But he struggled through and his love for the blues spurred him on. He felt the blues and got to know his instrument again.
His album "The Blues Came Callin'", released shortly afterwards, was number 2 in the USA for 14 weeks and in Germany his albums are regularly in the Top 50. On his "Survivor Blues" album he covers almost forgotten songs, all deeply significant and meaningful to him. He and his band want to reinterpret the power and soul of the originals in a way that fits their individual and characteristic style.

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