Gerhard Überbacher

Gerhard Überbacher

Gerhard joined Hubert von Goisern's band as guitarist and violinist in 2002 for the Egypt and West Africa tour.

Musical training

  • Violin studies with Prof. Polizoides at Kunstuniversität Graz
  • Diploma studies for jazz singing at the same university with Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Andy Bay, Jay Clayton and Marguerite Jeunemann
  • Classical voice training in the framework of the jazz singing studies with Francis Luban
  • Diploma exam in jazz singing in 1998 for the attainment of a M.A. grade
  • Studies for instrumental and singing education at Kunstuniversität Graz
  • Diploma exam in 1999 for teaching qualifications
  • Numerous international workshops with Barry Harries, Dark Wimbish, Delma Brown, Maria Joao, Clark Terry, Tanja Maria, Teddy Kumpel ...

Musical career

  • Main role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Kasemattenbühne and Opernhaus Graz in 1987/ 88 at the age of 20
  • Numerous band projects such as: Barock, Funk-Furter, Our Feeling Is Music, Regguy's Touch, Big Band Kapfenberg, Big Band St Stefan i. Rosental, various jazz ensembles, Simple Man, GBJ ...
  • Band leader in Simple Man (founded in 1993)
  • 1994 Austrian tour with Simple Man
  • Compositional collaboration with Mark Murphy since 1994
  • 1997 Austrian tour with Simple Man - featuring Mark Murphy
  • Working as a composer and producer for industry and film music since 1997: Radio jingles for Roth Hause and Tischlerspot; Presentation song Carve the Revolution for Fischer-Ski; video clip for Hauswirtschaftsschulen; industry music for Märklin, LGB, Rheinpark AG ...
  • Teaching at music schools: MS. Kapfenberg and MS. St. Stefan i. Rosental
  • 1999 CD production with Simple Man
  • Guitarist, violinist and singer with Hubert von Goisern from 2002