BERTRAM ENGEL

BERTRAM ENGEL

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: November 27, 1957
Location: Burgsteinfurt, Germany
Band: Peter Maffay, Udo Lindenberg
Genres: Rock
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician, Composer, Producer
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Biography

 
 
Bertram Engel was born in the town of Burgsteinfurt, just northwest of Münster, Germany. His father unexpectedly passed away when Bertram was eight years old. Bertram Engel turned to music while coping with this tragedy. Bertram Engel's family was musically talented; his brother was already involved in the music scene. As a young drummer, Bertram Engel's influences included Nigel Olsson, Ringo Starr, and Phil Rudd. After years of informal education, he studied piano and drums at the Academy of Music in nearby Münster.

In 1979 Bertram and his older brother Thomas created a band called Gebr¸der Engel, which translates to Engel Brothers. They called their debut album Skandal (which means scandal in English). Bertram Engel caught his big break when fellow drummer Udo Lindenberg noticed Bertram's spot-on drumming technique. Bertram Engel began working with Udo Lindenberg in the late 1970s. While attending an Udo Lindenberg concert, vocalist and guitarist Peter Maffey witnessed Bertram's amazing drumming abilities. Since then Peter and Bertram have regularly working together. Bertram also began producing albums in the 1990s.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1975 Angel†Angel Jackboot
1975 Gebr¸der Engel† Gebr¸der Engel
1976 I Make You Feel Good Das Waldemar†
1976 Sister King Kong† Udo Lindenberg†
1977 Der F¸hrer- The Rock Opera† Various
1977 Dein Gesicht† Peter Maffay
1977 Panische N‰chte† Udo Lindenberg
1977 Coming† Jutta Weinhold
1977 Von Toten Tigern und Tassen Katzen† Ulla Meinecke
1977 Casablanca† Helmut Bergmann
1977 Live Peter Maffay
1978 Rock Revue† Udo Lindenberg
1978 Skandal† Gebr¸der Engel
1978 This Is Hot† Pamela Stanley
1979 Drˆhnland Symphonie† Udo Lindenberg
1979 Livehaftig†Livehaftig Udo Lindenberg
1979 Steppenwolf† Peter Maffay
1979 Magengesicht† Gebr¸der Engel
1979 Sekt oder Selters† Marius M¸ller-Westernhagen
1979 Meinecke Fuchs† Ulla Meinecke
1979 Der Detektiv - Rock Revue 2† Udo Lindenberg
1980 Revanche† Peter Maffay
1980 Panische Zeiten† Udo Lindenberg
1980 Last Drive† Eric Burdon's Fire Department
1980 Planet Show† Peter Backhausen
1980 Indistinct Horizon† Johnny Tame
1980 Hell, I Want More† Gillian Scalici
1981 Average Businessmen† Average Businessmen
1981 Untamed† Johnny Tame
1981 Udopia† Udo Lindenberg
1982 Ich Will Leben† Peter Maffay
1982 Live 1982† Peter Maffay
1982 VHS: Live Bad Segeberg Peter Maffay
1982 Intensivstationen† Udo Lindenberg
1982 Keule† Udo Lindenberg
1982 Tame & Maffay 2† Johnny Tame & Peter Maffay
1983 Lindst‰rke 10† Udo Lindenberg
1983 Tabaluga oder die Reise zur Vernunft† Peter Maffay
1983 Der Ganze Lechtenbrink† Volker Lechtenbrink
1984 Carambolage† Peter Maffay
1984 Gˆtterh‰mmerung† Udo Lindenberg
1984 Single: My Way Home The Raiders of the last Corvette
1984 Video: Deutschland 1984 Peter Maffay
1985 Single: Touch Me The Raiders
1985 Radio Eriwahn† Udo Lindenberg
1985 Blue Highway† Tony Carey
1985 Just Tonight† Elephant
1986 Sonne in der Nacht† Peter Maffay
1986 Video: Sonne in der Nacht Peter Maffay
1986 Out of the Island† The Pretty Things
1986 Tabaluga und das Leuchtende Schweigen† Peter Maffay
1986 Tabaluga and the Magic Jadestone† Chris Thompson
1986 Rock Gegen Atom† Various Artists
1986 Bitte Laflt die Blumen Leben (OST)† Frank Duval
1987 Video: Live in Berlin Peter Maffay
1987 Feuerland†Tierra del Fuego Udo Lindenberg
1987 Watt'ne Welt live† Gebr¸der Engel
1987 Bedtime Story† Tony Carey
1987 Unterwegs Nach Morgen† Milva
1988 Intense Defense† Joshua
1988 Lange Schatten† Peter Maffay
1988 Live Lange Schatten† Peter Maffay
1988 Video: Lange Schatten Tour Peter Maffay
1988 Restless Heart† Mark Aubin
1989 Kein Weg zu Weit† Peter Maffay
1989 Video: Kein Weg zu Weit Peter Maffay
1989 Ich Lafl Erst den Flufl Forbei† Axel Schulz
1989 Nach Hamburg† Hannes Wader
1989 Make Mine a Double† Electric Blues Duo
1990 Boysvoice† Boysvoice Boys Voice
1990 New Legend† New Legend
1990 To Love Lomebody† Kim Carnes
1990 Sturm† Kalkowski
1991 38317-Liebe† Peter Maffay
1991 Video: 38317 - Das Club Concert† Peter Maffay
1991 Kopf Hoch† Burkhard Brozat
1991 Deep Colors Bleed† New Legend
1991 Alles Easy† Ina Morgan
1992 Freunde + Propheten† Peter Maffay
1992 Pro-Motion† Dr. Foster
1992 Cry Wolf† Anne Haigis
1993 Vamos Stephan Remmler
1993 Tabaluga und Lilli† Peter Maffay
1993 Verfluchte Zeiten† DeAngelo
1993 Der Weg† Peter Maffay
1993 Video: Der Weg Peter Maffay
1993 JFK - The Rock Opera† Various
1993 Was ist Dabei† Veronika Fischer
1994 Tabaluga und Lilli Live† Peter Maffay
1994 Video: Tabaluga und Lilli live Peter Maffay
1994 Video: The Making of Tabaluga und Lilli Peter Maffay
1994 H¸h† Stephan Remmler und die Steher
1994 Machen!! Yah-Yah Yah Yah -
1995 The Very Best of Robert Palmer
1995 Leopardefell† Wolfgang Niedecken
1996 96† Peter Maffay
1996 96 Live† Peter Maffay
1996 Video: 96 live Peter Maffay
1996 Video: 96 - Das Club Concert Peter Maffay
1996 Amnesia† Stephan Remmler
1996 Panikorchester live 96† Udo Lindenberg
1996 Hits† Jimmy Barnes
1996 Sag Ich Will† Uli Leicht Band
1997 Play it!†Play it! Vol.1 various artists
1998 Begegnungen† Peter Maffay
1998 Video: Begegnungen Peter Maffay
1998 Wenn eine Idee Lebendig Wird† Peter Maffay
1998 One Blood† Yothu Yindi
1999 Rhythm & Blues† Robert Palmer
1999 Seid Willkommen in Berlin† Udo Lindenberg
1999 Pop 2000† various artists
1999 Johnny Tame† Johnny Tame
2000 X† Peter Maffay
2000 Ich Schwˆre!† Udo Lindenberg
2000 Stranded on Fantasy Island† Frank Diez
2001 Heute vor 30 Jahren† Peter Maffay
2001 Heute vor 30 Jahren Live† Peter Maffay
2001 This Dollar Saved my Life at Whitehorse Lucyfire
2001 Revolution Avenue Carl Carlton and the Songdogs
2002 Play it!†Play it! - Echt† Various Artists
2002 Tabaluga und das Verschenkte Gl¸ck Peter Maffay
2002 Tabaluga Viatja Buscant el Seny† Cris Juanico i Josep Carreras
2002 Cartoon You† Moses Mo
2003 Max-Schweine Ragga Peter Maffay & Kader Kesek
2003 Tabaluga und Das Verschenkte Gl¸ck Live Peter Maffay
2003 R¸ckblicke '84-'91† Peter Maffay
2003 Love & Respect† Carl Carlton and the Songdogs
2003 Intruder† Silver
2003 Panik Pr‰sident† Udo Lindenberg
2003 Promo Max- (Hein Gas Winterzauber) Orange Blue
2003 The Video Anthology Bruce Springsteen
2004 Live 84† Peter Maffay
2004 Live 87† Peter Maffay
2004 CaHoots and Roots† Carl Carlton and the Songdogs
2004 All Beauty Must Die† Casanova
2005 Laut und Leise† Peter Maffay
2005 2 30 Jahre Udo Lindenberg & das Panikorchester (live) Udo Lindenberg
2005 Stranger in a Foreign Land† Oni Logan
2005 Maxi†Unser Lied Pascal Kravetz
2005 Panische Zeiten Udo Lindenberg
2006 Laut und Leise - Live† Peter Maffay
2006 CD /†Begegnungen - Eine Allianz f¸r Kinder CD /†Encounters Peter Maffay
2006 Frohe Weihnachten mit Tabaluga, Peter Maffay† Peter Maffay
2008 Stark wie Zwei† Udo Lindenberg
2008 Ewig Peter Maffay
2010 Tattoos Peter Maffay
2014 One or Zero: The Lost Album Eddie Mcgrogan, Bertram Engel, Hendrik Schaper
 

Noise

 
 
  • Bertram Engel maintains a busy schedule, touring, lecturing, producing, and attending musical conventions.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Yamaha
Cymbals: Anatolian
Hardware: Yamaha
Heads: Aquarian
Electronics: Yamaha
Percussion:  
Sticks: Kit Tools
 
 

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