The band

Name: Inn-Deed

Place of birth: Emmental, Switzerland.

Home base: Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Former band mates: I always had my own bands. Collaborations with Jimmy Barnes, Bellamy Brothers…

The Deed info: As a singer and songwriter my aim was always to work with the best musicians and to found the most powerful band in Switzerland.

Hobbies: Fishing no fish.

Dating game: Got everything (wife, kids, dogs, cats…).

Influences: Lynyrd Skynyrd / Jimmy Barnes / Bob Seger / John Hiatt and many, many more…

Getting started: I was an avid Kiss fan and wanted to become as famous as they were. So I founded my first band (Destroyer) at the age of thirteen.

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Name: Walter Deed

Place of birth: Zurich, Switzerland.

Home base: Mitloedi…in the mountains of Switzerland.

Former band mates: Andreas Vollenweider / Ivano Fossati / Pippo Pollina / Shivananda …
I played on many different studio sessions and album productions (approx. 150 LPs & CDs).
 On concert tours with Andreas Vollenweider, I played all around the world in the most famous venues like Carnergie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York; Kennedy Center in Los Angeles; and Palladium in London. Andreas Vollenweider and I have been a musical team since the first days of the band “Andreas Vollenweider & Friends“ back in the early 80’s. The appreciation of our musical work has included international awards such as the Grammy we received in 1986.

The Deed info: I hit the drums and take care of the groove.

Hobbies: Cooking…cooking…and cooking…gardening. Listening to good music.

Dating game: Single.

Influences: John Bonham / Ginger Baker / Billy Cobham / Steve Gadd….and all the good drummers. / Beatles / Led Zeppelin / Weather Report.

Getting started: At the age of 14 I learned to play the Swiss marching drum….the best basic. One Saturday my neighbor asked me if I would like to form a band and play the drums…I said yes…so we played Beatles songs… My teacher said that I have to decide if I want to play drums or marching drums…I decided to play the drums…and still love it as much as I did then.

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Name: Peter Deed

Place of birth: Zurich, Switzerland.

Home base: Zurich, Switzerland.

Former band mates: Gola & Walter, 10 years and going strong.

The Deed info: Gola, Walter and I always had the idea do to an album exactly like “Hour Of The Thief”…

Hobbies: Italian cuisine, but not to “Haute”, simply “Good”. Find the time to ride my racing bike (of course only after shaving my legs!).

Dating game: Hotel married.

Influences: Good music, especially good bass riffs.

Getting started: When I was very young.

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Name: Ueli Deed

Place of birth: Zurich, Switzerland.

Home base: Zurich, Switzerland.

Former band mates: Recorded and performed with various bands in Switzerland, USA and Mexico.

The Deed info: I used to produce jingles in a studio where Peter Deed worked – he already knew Gola and recommended me for the band.

Hobbies: Can’t live without books!

Dating game: Married, two boys.

Influences: Great rock bands (Kiss, AC/DC, Aerosmith), songwriters (John Hiatt, Bryan Adams, Tom Petty) and guitarists (Gary Moore, Albert Collins).

Getting started: I started playing piano and guitar as a little kid. As a teenager I got into playing drums, singing and composing.

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Name: Martin Deed

Place of birth: Morges, Switzerland.

Home base: Lausanne, Switzerland.

Former band mates: Michel Jonasz, Henri Dès, Fernando Saunders, Gola, Nubya and many more…Studio musician on more than 100 albums for different artists around Europe. I am currently running my own studio, producing singers and songwriters.

The Deed info: After working for Gola’s last Swiss German record and sharing with him large stages around the country, I was asked to join The Deed in 2010. Before that, I had played on many projects with John Woolloff for 20 years and with the Keiser twins for 7 years.

Hobbies: Hiking in nature, travelling, reading and eating fine food.

Influences: The Beatles / Led Zeppelin / Pink Floyd / Sting / Ravel / Debussy / Keith Jarrett and many more…

Dating game: Engaged.

Getting starded: Started piano lessons at the age of 7. Classical studies and Jazz school in Lausanne. But learned almost everything by playing and recording with loads of bands.

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Name: John Deed

Place of birth: London, England.

Home base: Geneva, Switzerland.

Former band mates: Played with a lot of French pop stars over the last 30 years.

The Deed info: Been playing with the guys for a few years now.

Hobbies: Painting, watches, guitars, music.

Dating game: Married, two kids, one grandkid.

Influences: Jeff Beck / Mark Knopfler / Hank Marvin / Albert Lee.

Getting started: First picked up a guitar at 8 years old, formed a band with my big brother Bob when I was eleven. Toured around England and Germany, then came to Switzerland to join a band. Planned to stay a few weeks, that was forty years ago !!!!!!!!

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