this story began three years ago, when together with our friend José Feliciano, who is my great musical role model, I recorded a new and peppy version of his Christmas hit „Feliz Navidad“ - actually by accident. My dad, the producer of José Feliciano, just recorded this new version with José when I got into the studio and just sang along for fun.
... and it all started from there ...
At first it was just this song, but it was always fun to be in the studio with my dad, and on most recordings I drummed on a cajon or a small snare ....
So my parents discovered my real passion for music, for the individual instruments, especially for the drums, and also for the singing. Nancy Hahn, the founder of iRead2Know iHeartRadio USA, became aware of me through the video of „Feliz Navidad“ and immediately was thrilled.
She contacted my parents, Helmuth and Carmen, and inspired us to record this album.
During my many intensive weeks of recording with my parents, with Jelena „The Golden Voice of Serbia“, with José Feliciano, who always took us in the studio and encouraged me to „feel“ the music, my musical family grew. Pete Art, my role model as an „Austro-Rock‘n‘Roller“, contributed some songs, Harald Büchel, our music and publishing expert, helped with the legal issues, Yavor Roussinoff, my dad‘s arranger and co-producer, took care of the great arrangements that you can hear on this CD.
With this album I also want to encourage you, and you,and maybe you ... and kids around the world, to also sense your musical talents, recognize them, and bring them to life. Even if obstacles stand in the way, do not give up, believe in yourself! „Yes, you can.
We all can. - Yes, we can! „
Thanks to all those involved in these recordings and to all contributors to this album for your tireless efforts, the countless hours and your patience - especially to my dad and producer, Helmuth Schärf, to my mom Carmen, to Jelena, José, Pete, Yavor and Harald - without this album wouldn’t have become true.
Thank you for helping me realize this dream.