Leroy Emmanuel (USA) ist vermutlich einer der letzten noch international tätigen Musiker, welche die Entstehung und den Erfolg von "Motown" erlebt und gestaltet haben. Geboren in Atlanta zieht es ihn bald nach Detroit wo er mit seinen Jugendfreunden (wie Marvin Gaye oder John Lee Hooker) den Soul erforscht und entscheidend mitprägt. Er spielt und produziert mit zahlreichen Giganten des Genres wie Marvin Gaye, Ike Turner, The Temptations, spielt nahezu alle Alben von "Bohannan" ein und ist Gründer und Kopf der "Fabulous Counts"
Leroy, dessen „Daumenstil“ á la Wes Montgomery – ohne Plektrum – auf vielen Motown Aufnahmen zu hören ist, spielt sich bis heute souverän durch die Geschichte von Soul, Funk, R&B und Jazz.
Er besticht nicht nur als Gitarrist und Sänger. Der Entertainer alter Schule strahlt ausserdem eine berührend natürliche Authentizität aus und schafft es mühelos, das Publikum in seinen Bann zu ziehen. Neben Emmanuels Eigenkompositionen wie etwa "The CNN Blues" oder "Your Body Is Hot", bringt er jedes Publikum mit Hits wie My Girl, Brick House oder On the Broadway zum Shaken. Als einer der letzten Zeitzeugen der Motown-Ära unterhält er das Publikum mit Stories über Freunde und Musikerkollegen wie Marvin Gaye oder George Benson, auch die „Funky Spoons“ des professionellen Löffelspielers gehören zum Programm.
Nun ist Leroy mit einem Nepomuk 08/18 Combo unterwegs.
Most people are familiar with Dave because of his extremely virtuoso accoustic guitar songs, heard on various guitar clincs, workshops, fairs or his own records and concerts. But also on e-guitars he is a highly gifted virtuoso.
In the beginning of 2018 he recorded his new CD "Cut To The Chase" with our Little Muk.
After finishing the records he wrote us: "With the 'Little Muk' I have all the flexibility I need. With “half power / full power” switching and channel switching together with a 6V6 power stage, this amp is for me the perfect marriage between sweet vintage tube tone and modern gain sounds. This little amp is mighty.”
Chris is probably Austria's internationally best known and most respected blues guitarist. He composes, produces and travels around the world together with the special singer & guitarist Meena Cryle and his 'Chris Fillmore Band'.
Since summer 2017 we're happy, Chris now does this with one of our amplifiers! :-) After one of the first gigs with the new amp he wrote us:
"As a full-time-guitarrero I've already played a lot of different amps through the years - mainly Fender. However, this here is a serious competiton! The "Scrambler" impressed me enormously because of its versatility and its warm sound. Now I use it on tour on our "rock shows" as well as for smaller club-gigs. I like the fact very much that it suits from bluesy tones in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan to rock sounds á la Led Zeppelin - so I'm more than happy with the Scrambler. I will strongly recommend the "Nepomuks"! Insider tip!!!"
Besides his - in Austropop since the late 1970's well known - solo records with some hits, Ulli's involveld in the following bands and projects:
Wir4, Wolfgang Ambros, Austria 3, Georg Danzer, Harald Fendrich, Gert Steinbäcker (STS), Bluesschrammeln, Brunner & Brunner, Andy Baum, VSOP, Hallucination Beat Bones, Boyz from Hairnoise, Gebrüder Ullrich...
We're also very pleased about his photo with the following message :
"I've used the 08/18 last week at a production for Wolfgang Ambros at Studio Kolonovits - all were thrilled, and me most of all!!!
On the weekend I've played the amp at the Viennese Orpheum live for the first time - and ALL (FOH, monitor tech & musicians) were thrilled, and me most of all!!!
I tell it like it is: I have an incredibly joy!!!"
Bands / Projects:
Stubnblues, Willi Resetarits
After purchasing his 1st 'Little Muk' Stefan straightway ordered a 2nd one for his stereo-setup with the following message to us:
"The Little Muk is unbelieveable! I've hardly ever heard an amplifier which operates so directly and dynamically. It's a real pleasure to play with such a machine.
And that at a weight where you don't fly the spinal discs around your ears - well, most of us carry their stuff by themselfes."
Ernst Molden, Molden / Resetarits / Soyka / Wirth, Der Nino aus Wien, Trost & Rat, etc.
Ernst: "Super isser, der kleine Muk: jetzt reissen wir die Hefn deutlich weiter auf und freuen uns recht über den Sound. Probiere grad eine SG drauf aus, singt schön. Freu mich über den neuen Amp. Und meine Liebste hat mir den Kopf nicht abgerissen, sondern gesagt: süss ist der. Das Foto ist vom Popfest, alles Liebe, bin echt hochzufrieden mit eurem Hefn."
Seit Sept. 2017 ist der brandneue "Pico" 8" Combo sein neuer Begleiter für kleinere Gigs, beim Wilderer-Singspiel "Mayerling" im Rabenhoftheater ...
Molden / Resetarits / Soyka / Wirth, A Life A Song A Cigarette...
Hannes: "Ich hab eine rechte Freude mit dem 08/18, der Gig war der Knaller. Die gestopft volle Hütte war begeisert. Der Ernst und ich haben einen dicken Ton gehabt ;)"
Seit 2018 ist Hannes neben dem 08/18 auch mit einem Pico 8" Combo live & im Studio unterwegs.
Projects: Mary Broadcast, Leroy Emmanuel, Babsea Schutting, Fury Loves You
Mary: "This small but nice company from Upper Austria builds incredible good sounding amplifiers with a design to fall in love with. Since Jimi and I have got a '08/18' and a 'Kleiner Muk', they are part of every gig and of course to hear on our new records."
plays / played among others with:
Mary Broadcast, Unartig, Sumawind, Sunrise16, Fii, Natalia Kelly, Anna F., Leroy Emmanuel, Karl Ritter, Ulli Bäer...
In sring 2014 Jimi wrote us: "As a musician you are always searching for the perfect sound. Finally I have found it since I play this Nepumuk '08/18' amp. For me personally it's the best sounding guitar amp at all and I can't imagine no more to enter a stage without this amp."
Now in Feb. 2017 because of new band-projects & bigger stages he switched to our new Scrambler combo and wrote us in a nutshell: "The amp is simply just ingenious!"
bands / projects: d'Bänd, Willy Extra, Ursophon
past / now and then: Little Wing, Horak X, Willi Resetarits, Leroy Emmanuel, Carolyn Wonderland…
Shorty raves about his '08/18' purchased in fall 2014:
"THANKS that it was still invented by you - the ultimate LITTLE amp! My constant companion on stage and in the studio. It workes perfect with my floarboard and has a really beautyful clean tone, a sensationall dynamic and responds to the most sensitive nuances. I am completely thrilled!"
Since 2012 Lukas uses our "Duke" 1x12" / 60W combo, virtually a precursor of our new, compact "Scrambler" amp which was new developed in winter 2015/2016. In 2016 he was on the road with that Scrambler with the Conchita Band.
Further projects are / were:
Lukas Schönsgibl Trio, Andronic, Prisma, Mara Kolibri, Conchita Wurst
Holger is considered a veteran of the music scene in Nuremberg & beyond.
He plays a "Kleiner Muk" since summer 2015 & wrote us:
"I love this amp, because this amp loves my strat!"
Bands / Projects:
Die Drastischen Monastischen
various soundtracks & TV productions for the Bavarian broadcasting company
Franz Haijak's Bluesprojekt
Harald Fendrich, Maurice Mouton (...100.000 Volts), AIM (American Institute of Music, Vienna), Guitar Hotel, Aktiv Urchester, Die Rei
Heinz wrote us how fantastically he finds the "Little Muk" - which is his work-horse since the beginning of 2016 - and how long he had already looked at other manufacturers in vain...
In short (direct quote Heinz): "This ist the most awesome amp I ever played. Plug in + play = sounds great - without having to search long!"
Christian Becker & Band
Andy Baum, Becker & Band
Furthermore, Christian Becker worked with the musical artists Georg Danzer, Birgit Denk, Kurt Ostbahn, Leo Bei, Bernie Penzias, Lydia Hermann and many more.
Since Oct. 2014 Christian performs with a 'Kleiner Muk' & he informed us of the following:
"When I discovered your amplifiers, I felt straight away constrained to create a new home to a 'little Muk' :-) A mind-blowing amp!
I play it since that time live with my own project, with Andy Baum and quite often in my live club the 'Local', because the amplifier has really persuaded me!"
Supervision, some call it Reggae-Techno, others the probably coolest austrian Ska band.
Markus: "Since 2011, the 'Nepomuk Rocket 50' combo - in an especially for me adjusted design - is my best friend on all stages and studio productions. After permanently searching for the perfect amp, I found it finally at teh guys from Nepomuk amplification. On this way, I'd like to say thank you for the great support and perfect work! Keep it up! Max & Supervision"
One of our long time users and a real whizz-kid. He is a pundit on all areas of modern metal. Amongst other things he is co-developper of our 19" metal preämp & poweramp PA602.
In the following acts he gives his musical talents to the best as drummer or guitarist (with 'Där Preämp' + 'PA602'):
(The list raises no claim to completeness, because of his many projects ;-) )
Another long-standing user & friend of the house of Nepomuk.
As a play-technically very gifted musician (from blues to ultra-fast modern metal) he topically gives his skill to the best in the thrash metal band Cemetery Dust.
His 'Super Rocket' - based spezial model 'Nero' (which is equipped with our lead preamp of the 'Preämp') is virtually the predecessor of the 'Painkiller' - head of our business partner TWSP, which is on the market since summer 2015.