Axel Mackenrott

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Birthdate: September 6th, 1969
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blond
Career history: Starting at about 11 years of age with piano-lessons. Bands, bands, bands, (coverbands, own projects & songwriting), studio recordings, bachelor of arts in musical sciences.

Musical influences: First: Joe Cocker and Santana (mostly because of the hammond-organ), then Uriah Heep and Deep Purple (deeep impact), Whitesnake, Rainbow, Pink Floyd, a little Blues, Jazz, Beatles and european classic.

First musical instrument: My parents bought a home-organ (yikes!) after a year, I sold it and jobbed along to buy a piano, which I knew to be the real thing. (I don’t have it anymore, very sad…) Very soon I bought my own first synth: a KORG Polysix.

First concert attended: Joe Cocker