UWE HASSBECKER

Guitarist, Session Artist, Producer

Uwe Hassbecker, born in 1960 in Leipzig, is a German guitar player, session artist, composer and producer. After a classical education on the violin, he soon found himself attracted to the guitar.

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After finishing school, Hassbecker played in different bands until he joined the Berlin band SILLY in 1986. Hassbecker played countless concerts with SILLY and produced several records. In 1996, his wife – and SILLY’s lead singer – Tamara Danz tragically passed away after a short but fierce battle against cancer. After this tragic loss, the band split up.

Uwe Hassbecker then focused on his recording studio, doing session work and producing other artists until in the year 2000, Joachim Witt convinced Uwe Hassbecker to perform live with him. Having produced several albums for Witt, it seemed a logical thing to do.

In 2005 SILLY reunited, and together with singer Anna Loos they recorded the albums “Alles Rot” (2010), “Kopf an Kopf” (2013) and “Wutfänger” (2016), and celebrated a successful comeback, selling over 2 million records in total as a band. Additionally, Uwe still works as a session musician for many beloved producers.