Siebenthal - Short biography
Siebenthal: That's guitarist and singer Peter von Siebenthal, who composes, plays and sings his own songs. Siebenthal began his career as a musician in the late 1980s. He began performing under his own name in 1989. From 1991 until today, various albums and singles have been released. Siebenthal started with blues rock, today he plays his own style, which is somewhere between rock and soft rock. The roots of the blues are also still audible in his style today. Siebenthal's music is characterised above all by his earthy, rough voice and his soulful, melodic guitar playing.
Siebenthal won a big competition in the canton of Solothurn as early as 1991. The jury consisted of well-known and established personalities from the Swiss music scene. "When the Siebenthal group entered the stage, it was clear to everyone that the winner would be the Siebenthal band." (Solothurner Zeitung/newspaper, 28 June 1991). In the summer of 1991, the band went into the studio to record their first album, which was released at the end of 1991.
In 1993 the band packed their bags and moved to Austin, Texas, USA. For the next seven months, the Solothurn rock trio played in Austin. "We played 24 concerts and were on local television with a song", Peter von Siebenthal explains at the beginning of 1994. In 1995, the album "Donkey Songs" was released, which Peter von Siebenthal had recorded together with Paul Odiase, a musician friend. After that it was quiet around the musician for a while. From 1997 to 2003, Peter von Siebenthal studied German and history.
In 2003 there were live concerts again when his former band got together again. In 2009, the next album "Seven Years" was released. In 2015, the acoustic album "Here I Go" followed, which exclusively contains songs played with acoustic guitar. The song "Every Year When We're Here", which is included on this album, has since been played regularly on Radio Swiss Pop.
In 2020, the single "When You Cross My Way" was released. This single has also been played regularly on Radio Swiss Pop ever since. Siebenthal's latest single "Now's The Time" was released in January 2023.