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Söhne Mannheims Biography

Söhne Mannheims or Sons of Mannheim is a German musical band with singles Geh Davon Aus and Und Wenn ein Lied that brought the group notoriety among the german speaking countries.

Early Formation

A band fronted by Xavier Naidoo, a widely known German R&B singer, the original line-up was formed with keyboardist Florian Sitzmann, guitarists Michael Koschorreck and Andreas Bayless, bassist Robbee Mariano, drummers Ralf Gustke and Bernd Herrman, DJ Billy Davis, and backing vocalists J-Luv, Claus Eisenmann, Rolf Stahlofen, and Tino Oak.


Five years after their formation, the band released their debut album Zion in 2000 followed by the successful single Geh Davon Aus. Some of the members focused on their solo careers next, but they returned with Noiz in 2004. Und Wenn ein Lied was Söhne Mannheims’ next hit as it reached number 2 on the German chart. In addition, it spawned the Top 10 single Vielleicht. Vocalist Eisenmann left the band after some disagreements with Naidoo. The live LP Power of the Sound was issued in 2005 and made an appearance on the notorious MTV Unplugged. Söhne, Mond und Sterne was revealed as a compilation album including songs of the band’s members. A year later Söhne Mannheims scored their first number 1 hit in Germany with Das hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen. In 2007 the band collective embarked on the Club Tour in Europe followed by another album Iz On, released in 2009. Barrikaden von Eden was revealed in 2011 on iTunes as the fourth LP. Freiheit was released as a single for the non-governmental human rights organization, Amnesty International. In 2013, the group released another single called, One Love. The same year, Söhne Mannheims participated for the Eurovision Song Contest to represent Germany but Cascada won the spot.

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