Beginning: The concept of Hedersleben actually began in Hedersleben Germany in 2011. It was there that Nicky Garratt and Uve Müllrich, bass player of the Krautrock legends Embryo, spent a weekend talking about and playing music.
Garratt: We watched Vagabunden Karawane, the Embryo documentary, and I was absolutely mesmerized by the theme music, which we then played together as an extended jam. When in 2012 Garratt became the music director for Hawkwind’s Nik Turner the opportunity to reunite with drummer Jason Willer - both were former members of UK Subs of which Garratt was a founder, co-writer and producer (1977 – 1983 and again 1996 – 2011) - presented itself. While working on Turners Space Gypsy album the embryonic Hedersleben began to take shape.
Music: Influenced by the fearless sprit of the early Krautrock scene Hedersleben, augmented by 2nd keyboard player/vocalist Kyrsten Bean, recorded their first album Upgoer in June 2013. Alongside Garratt and Willer, the album features Bryce Shelton from Hollow Mirrors on bass and Kephera Moon from Dragontime on keyboard and vocals.
Immediately following Upgoer this line-up of Hedersleben recorded with Joel Vandroogenbroeck as the new album of legendary swiss Krautrock band Brainticket. (Album scheduled for 2014 release).
Touring: Hedersleben completed their first US tour Oct/Nov 2013 both opening for and backing Nik Turner.
Kephera Moon (keyboards, vocals) is a classically trained musician, composer, and piano instructor. She has recorded with Dragontime, Brainticket and toured with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind.
Bryce Shelton (Bass, vocals), is a musician and visual artist from the SF Bay Area. He is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. He has recorded with Hollow Mirrors, Brainticket and toured with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind.
Nicky Garratt (Guitar), is an English born musician who studied classical guitar before playing progressive rock in the early 70’s. He later formed the seminal British punk band UK Subs. He has also recorded with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind and Brainticket.
Jason Willer (Drums/Percussion), is a SF bay area born musician and singer/songwriter. He is a drum/percussion instructor and seasoned touring artist. His resume includes numerous live and studio engagements both as a front man and drummer with the UK Subs. He has also recorded with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind and Brainticket.