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Helmuth Treichel

Helmuth Treichel
Augsburg, Germany
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Rock, Powerpop
Amanda Dieck, Roland Kopper, Buddy Brudzinski
Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash


The Atomic Picnic Project is a musician's dream and has been in the works for a long time.This project arose by the chance encounter after almost 40 years of two bedrock veterans of the Augsburg rock scene, Germany:


Both marked by vast and interesting life experiences, heads full of creativity and creative drive, they embarked on the project!

A new musical direction was born: VINTAGE CROSSING
A mix of music from the seventies and eighties, complemented with modern Sounds and instruments.

Topics range from traumatic events in human history to compassionate love songs to tributes to friendship to just plain and simple (well, not so simple) rock. The use of various professional musicians and singers contribute to the intensity and variety of this project which can be heard on the already published CDs A Gift For You, Ravens Dance and now "Out of my shell".

The Creators

Helmuth Treichel
In the seventies singer and musician with GIFT, the first rock band from Augsburg with a record deal by a major label!, as well as subsequently other rock formations. Lived for a long time in California, USA.
Noteworthy: Helmuth is also a successful scientist in microelectronics and photovoltaics.
He now lives and works again in his hometown Augsburg, Germany.

Klaus Bader
Lived for a long time in Augsburg, Germany, was a bass player and singer in various blues/rock formations and toured through Germany as light and sound engineer. He also worked as composer and producer out of his own sound studio close to his hometown.
He now works and resides for more than ten years in Alicante/Spain.

Amanda Dieck
is a talented, opera singer reborn as rock singer, currently singing, too, for the T. Clemente band and Gundacker. Amanda grew up signing and performing all over the United States but spent the most time of her younger years in Memphis, TN taking in all the music she could. Since then, Amanda has happily made her home in California and has performed internationally with different styles ranging from musicals, hard rock, opera, country, jazz, original music and pop. In her spare time, she helps others as a vocal coach and music therapist.

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Why "Out of my shell"?

It is that outer image that Ive patched together from all of the messages Ive absorbed about who I should be, what people expect of me, what I have to be in order to be accepted and loved. And its a hard shell! For a long time, it served me it protected me. Over the last couple of years, I started noticing those spaces. So that is when I started searching, going deeper, introducing myself to my self. Ive courted that self. Ive gotten curious, asked questions, spent time sitting silently and just listening for the feelings that cant be put into words without losing their meaning.
Now I sit at this new boundary struggling and trying to learn how to be that authentic person in interaction with this world. With one hand, I hold tight to the hand of that inner self with the other hand, Im grasping. Im reaching, struggling, sometimes grabbing impatiently. And, so often, it hurts it doesnt work, Im uncertain, Im afraid, and I pull back into my shell again. I know I want to be me now, all of the time! I know I want to look in the mirror every day and see myself looking back without judgement.
How to make a leap of faith into a life full of adventures, new exciting things, happiness and fun? Where do we begin this journey in order to liberate ourselves from our own loving shells? The answer seems easy: become happier and less upset; change your mood from bad to good; stop thinking about your sadness and start thinking about positive things; stop being withdrawn; open your heart and mind to life; stop being insecure; stop being shy; become more confident; become the one you always wanted to be!