2001: Mike Wilbury (GER) and Ian Watts (UK) meet for the first time during the annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool
2002: Mike and Ian perform together at various international Beatles-Tribute-Shows
2005: England Theatre-Tour with the John Lennon Tribute Show "Come Together". Musical Genius Rick Benbow is the tour Keyboarder
2006:Ian and Rick being native English speakers help Mike producing his German-English Children's Musical A Toy Soldier In Love
2007: Ian and Mike perform together another time on their last common tour with "The Silver Beatles"
2008: The recordings for the first Nursery Rhymes Collection start in October 2008. Apart from Ian, Mike and Rick no less than 30 more English musicians are involved.
2009: Release of the first Nursery Rhymes Collection after almost a year of recordings: 70 traditional English children's songs arranged in a fresh and timeless way.
2010: The same musicians record the music for Die Neue Liedersammlung, an album with traditional German folk- and children's song.
Mike records an album with the 3 Lovac Brothers Aaron, Adam and Abel: Teenage Queen.
2011: Release of the second Nursery Rhyme Collection II after another year of recording sessions: 67 more traditional and brand new children's songs performed by real musicians.
Later that year: Start of recordings for 2 brand new albums: Full English - A Collection Of Traditional British Folk Songs, featuring the talents of Mat Williams and Rap, Rock & Learn - Learn English With Music, featuring British Top-Rapper Duke01.
2012: New releases in May/June:
Full English - A Collection Of Traditional British Folk Songs, featuring the talents of Mat Williams
Rap, Rock & Learn - Learn English With Music, featuring British Top-Rapper Duke01
The infos 24 GmbH
Programming and helping other people to learn programming themselves was a good experience but it was more challenging to deal with real life, e.g. different languages and different cultural environments. Though it seems pretty obvious today that the internet is an excellent tool in order to show complex correlation in a more authentic and exciting way it was a pretty new approach back in those days: In 2003 we released a first version of a general Spanish grammar book (Spanish-German: www.spanisch-lehrbuch.de ). We were amazed to learn that this site reached about 2,500 visitors per day by the end of 2004 (not that spectacular anymore from our current point of view!)
Nevertheless, this success lead us to develop a more complex approach. The result of our work since then: 20 language portals for Spanish, English, German, Italian and French, more on the way (http://www.infos24.de/unten/projekte.htm).
Currently these 20 portals attract about 16,000 visitors from all over the world per day.
It seemed pretty obvious to us right from the start that it wouldn't be possible to show inter cultural phenomenons that go along with a language unless we would work together with linguists, artists, musicians living within these different cultures. So we worked together with artists from all over the world right from the start.
First collaboration of infos24 GmbH and Classic Rocks: The German Portals of infos 24 get a brand new opening song: A new recording of "Ode to joy", the poem of Schiller, put to music by Beethoven, performed by the Lovac Brothers: www.curso-de-aleman.de, www.german-grammar.de www.allemand-online.de www.tedesco-online.de.
More common projects:
- The German language portals become multimedial
- Rock and Rap music and videos for the English portals
- release of www.classic-rocks.com
The most comprehensive Collection of traditional English folk songs and Nursery Rhymes plus German Folk Songs & Nursery Rhymes & German poems put into music by Classic-rocks, full lyrics and translations to each song (5 languages), tons of free sound samples.
one world, no frontiers, no limits, one goal
music and languages, it' s all about
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