He plays guitar in the post-rock-band Chronos. This is rather loud outfit, while his solo works are that quiet, that it scares you sometimes. An intimate voice and an acoustic guitar is all he need to make you feel like you feel when you listen to Hias. The solo Debüt "Sechsundzwanzig" will be released 01/06/2010 on Mikrokleinstgarten Records. ------------ 2. Hias (real name: Erich Mathias Mayer) was an Austrian singer, entertainer and harmonica-player, born on 3rd Nov.
in Rottenmann, Styria. He committed suicide on 7th July 2007 at the age of 56 in his flat in Donnersbach, Styria. He had great success in the Austrian folkmusic-scene in the 70s with his friend Rupert Zwangsleitner, as "Ruap und Hias", and even more success together with the folkmusic-group "Ligister Trio". His most successfull and best known song is "Übern Laurenziberg" which was a great hit in 1981. In the 80s he was part and parcel of the succesfull Austrian TV-Show "Musikantenstadl" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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