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Katja Maria Werker

Katja Maria Werker

Katja Maria Werker


With only her guitar under her, Katja Werker began her musical career through the clubs of Germany, and soon became folk music's insider alternative of the 90s. After attaining several awards in newcomer and band competitions in projects with Stefan Stoppok and Paul Lukas (Element Of Crime) as well as journeying to Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel), Katja Maria Werker home-recorded her first album in 1998, "What the Bird Said", and pressed 500 copies. Read more on Last.fm
With only her guitar under her, Katja Werker began her musical career through the clubs of Germany, and soon became folk music's insider alternative of the 90s. After attaining several awards in newcomer and band competitions in projects with Stefan Stoppok and Paul Lukas (Element Of Crime) as well as journeying to Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel), Katja Maria Werker home-recorded her first album in 1998, "What the Bird Said", and pressed 500 copies. The album attracted much praise within her circle of music friends and yet it took a further two years until a talent scout helped her to get a deal with Germany's major label BMG. In the fall of 2000, Katja's album "Contact Myself" was released and went straight to #47 in the German album charts after her legendary prison gig in the RTL series "Hinter Gittern" (Behind Bars). Sven Regner (Element Of Crime) was one of many renouned musicians who added his special sound to the album. Stereoplay and AUDIO declared "Contact Myself" as album of the month ans Katja as an artist to be discovered. Katja then took time off to become a mother. For five years she worked on her next album, "Leave that thing behind", released in 2005, for which she produced everything including the artwork. At present Katja is working on an album in English to be released in early 2008, titled "Heartbreak Boulevard", which is to reflect her musical roots. She's also working in an album sung in German, which can be heard on Katja's myspace site (www.myspace.com/katjawerker).

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