Versatile singer and singing teacher with
classic vocal education.
Long-time experience in several bands, in a-capella-ensembles
and in the studio (not only for the
She sings live in her band
Just listen to a couple of demo-recordings at
Favoured musical styles: Jazz, A-Capella, Pop,
Musical, Soul, Rock, Blues and many others.
Further information on Silvia (in German
language) can be found
Composer, arranger, songwriter, studio engineer,
guitar- and bassplayer with long-time
experience, beginning from playing the violin in
the school orchestra up to various band- and
Favoured musical styles: Classical music, Pop,
Jazz, Funk, Bossa, Samba, Soul, Bombast rock and lots
He plays live in the band
Further information on Norbert (in German
language) can be found
The Great Zampone - The »Making of«
The basic concepts for the songs were developed
exclusively on the guitar. A couple of songs
were part of Norbert`s repertoire since many
Some songs, like e.g. »Empty Phrases« or »Man in
the Moon« have been recorded in 1996 with the
band »ROST« for their album »Peccadillo«, though
the versions at that time can only very hardly
be compared with Zampone. However, most of
the songs of the album »Der Große« were arranged
and released for the first time.
As soon as the basic harmonies and approximate
vocal lines of a song are written, detailed
composing and arranging had to follow behind.
This was made a little bit different from usual
As Norbert can`t play the piano and doesn`t want
to learn it anymore, all instrument lines were
put into a notation-software mouseclick by
mouseclick to create a score.
This goes without saying also for drums and
Solely the guitars and some of the background
vocal-lines have not or just rudimentarily been
notated. As a matter of fact, even the lyrics of
some songs have not been created before that
The single instrument parts then have been
extracted as MIDI-files and were transformed
with a lot of fine-tuning via
sampler/synthesizer into audio files.
Many samples have been made by Norbert using
sample-data-recordings (i.e. raw recorded
soundfiles) or by recording instruments himself
as e.g. the Sansula on the picture to the right.
Afterwards, some »real« stringed instruments
As a grand finale to the recording of every
song, Silvia contributed her distinctive voice
for up to five-voice vocal lines.
And after that, the real complex, intensive and
drawn-out work started, because the entire pure
audio material has been mixed and mastered for
Only the pressing of the CD and the printing of
the booklet understandably have not been made
inside the »Zampone factory«.
Zampone goes Silla Nova!
Zampone will never appear live with an
1:1 realisation of the album »Der Große«,
but since the end of 2012 Silvia and Norbert perform
stage in their formation
Besides Bossa Nova-, Samba- and
Swing-tunes, there are a couple of
other tunes, which slumber deep inside
the listener`s mind - and not only in
the ones, who were born in the 60`s.
Silla Nova is music to listen, to
remember, dream and sometimes even to