The original fun project became very successful
When FLORIAN SILBEREISEN came up with the idea of founding a hit trio with his friends JAN SMIT from the Netherlands and CHRISTOPH DE BOLLE from Belgium in 2015, many did not take it seriously at first. FLORIAN SILBEREISEN charmingly gave the project no hint of importance even with a wink. Ironically, the first album was called “Caution uncensored!” – a swipe at all those hit critics who put every word of a hit text on the gold scales.
The press release said at the time: “We make hits pure, to sing along, to party, with everything that goes with it – without compromise. ” – And the CD cover also contains a “warning”: “Without musical and lyrical concessions to those who don’t like Schlager or take them far too seriously. You are strongly advised not to buy. We wish everyone else a lot of fun! “
No (!) Invention of clever music managers (?)
On the KLUBBB3 Facebook page you can read: KLUBBB3 is not an invention of shrewd music managers, but much more an initiative of the three musicians who are friends and who share their passion for the hit song. In this context it is perhaps interesting that the “Pope” MICHAEL JÜRGENS, manager of FLORIAN SILBEREISEN, is officially responsible as the producer of the first KLUBBB3 recordings. A rogue who thinks evil.
Marketing worked perfectly
Not invented by managers, advised against buying – that doesn’t happen every day in the music industry. But many people did not follow the “advice” – “Caution, uncensored!” Made it straight to number 4 on the album charts and stayed in the charts for over a year. The single “You can do it!” Became an encouraging anthem.
Success from the start
The trio’s success was phenomenal. The idea of re-staging classic hits, written and produced by UWE BUSSE and texted by TOBIAS REITZ, while using the traditional approach, worked perfectly. And MICHAEL JÜRGENS and BIZZY NIEßLEIN have proven that they are all-rounders – they are also listed as producers of the album. Another big hit was born with “Schlager ist geil”, a cover version of “Horst ist ein Held”.
At the beginning of 2017 it really started – FLORIAN sings about the dream ship …
Almost exactly one year after the premiere, there was a follow-up album by KLUBBB3 with “Jetzt geht’s right los”. It went to the top of the chart for the first time – first place for the boy band from FLORIAN SILBEREISEN. And there was such a thing as clairvoyant qualities: In 2017 FLORIAN SILBEREISEN sang the song “Auf dem Traumschiff” with his buddies – a song that was originally “Das ist Sehnsucht” (by LAURA WILDE and CHRISTOFF). Incidentally, producer UWE BUSSE is said to have said on the one hand that he was unable to be available as producer LAURA WILDEs due to lack of time and on the other hand had time for KLUBBB3.
Life dances Sirtaki
Also on album number 2 there are some smaller and bigger hits. The most successful song is probably “Life dances Sirtaki”. The guys even interpreted the song in Dutch (“Het leven danst sirtaki”). “Now more than ever” – that is not only the name of BEN ZUCKER’s third album, but also the opener single of the second KLUBBB3 album. And together with none other than GLORIA VON THURN UND TAXIS, KLUBBB3 presented themselves as “Prince Charming”.
All good things come in threes…
And since all good things come in threes, the trio’s third album was released in January 2018 – with the relational title: “We are getting more and more”. Again the album had hit potential – “Paris Paris Paris” was a popular KLUBBB3 song. The guys got the three “B” s from KLUBBB3, the logo, as a tattoo – matching the song “A tattoo for eternity”.
Not only did KLUBBB3 appear in the typical FLORIAN SILBEREISEN shows – no, they got their own TV shows that had very decent ratings:
- 11.02.2017 – “Schlager in the snow – the KLUBBB3 hut party”
- 08/12/2017 – “Schlager am Meer – the KLUBBB3 beach party”
- 02/03/2018 – “Schlager and snow – the KLUBBB3 hut party”
- 14.09.2018 – “Schlager is fun” – KLUBBB3 in the mountains “
The concept of the “hut party” was continued in 2019 and 2020 by FLORIAN SILBEREISEN without his KLUBBB3 friends in a TV studio. Also this year a “hut party” will be shown in February, but as a repetition from 2020. Whether this is due to the corona virus is of course not communicated in accordance with the typical communication policy of Jürgens-TV.
Appearances in the “Feste” shows FLORIAN SILBEREISEN
If MICHAEL JÜRGENS is already the manager of FLORIAN SILBEREISEN and the music producer of KLUBBB3 and TV producer of the SILBEREISEN shows, it makes sense to include the guys from KLUBBB3 in the festival shows. FLORIAN SILBEREISEN invited his friends from KLUBBB3 on the following dates:
- 09.01.2016 – “The big festival of the best”
- 02/20/2016 – “Congratulations – Silbereisen congratulates”
- April 16, 2016 – “Big Schlagerfest”
- 10/22/2016 – “Schlagerbooom – international Schlagerfest”
- 07.01.2017 – “Schlagerchampions – big festival of the best”
- 25.03.2017 – “Schlager countdown – big premiere party”
- 16.09.2017 – “Dirndl! Finished! Come on! – Big Oktoberfest show “
- 21.10.2017 – “Schlagerbooom – international Schlagerfest”
- 13.01.2018 – “Schlagerchampions – big festival of the best”
- 03/17/2018 – “Secretly! – Big hit surprise “
- 02.06.2018 – “Schlager, Stars & Stars – Castle Party in Austria”
- October 20, 2018 – “Schlagerbooom. Everything sparkles! Everything glitters! “
- 01/12/2019 – “Schlagerchampions – big festival of the best”
- November 2nd, 2019 – “Schlagerbooom 2019 – Everything is sparkling! Everything glitters! “
FLORIAN SILBEREISEN also went on tour together with other artists:
- 2017 “The big hit festival – the party of the year” (with voXXclub, DJ ÖTZI, SARAH JANE SCOTT)
- 2018 “The big Schlagerfest – the party of the year” (with BEN ZUCKER, ROSS ANTONY, JÜRGEN DREWS)
Last joint appearance at the Schlagerbooom 2019
The KLUBBB3 activities stalled a bit at the beginning of 2019 when CHRISTOFF DE BOLLE was initially quite seriously ill. The supposedly glamorous comeback of KLUBBB3 then took place at the Schlagerbooom 2019, where CHRISTOFF proposed to his fiancé. (As far as we know, they have not been married to this day – and whether that is really only due to the “C” virus, one can speculate about that. In any case, JAN SMIT also fell ill shortly afterwards Statement “physically” ill (see for example HERE) When a joint appearance at the “Winter Open Air” at STEFANIE HERTEL was not possible, JAN SMIT admitted that he had “only one body” Release of a new album postponed to January 2021 – that’s how MDR communicated it, which is responsible for all of the above-mentioned TV dates and should therefore be on the topic.
FLORIAN SILBEREISEN: Successful duet with THOMAS ANDERS
After the involuntary (?) “Break” from KLUBBB3, FLORIAN ANDERS found THOMAS ANDERS a new congenial partner. The success was overwhelming: in 2019 FLORIAN SILBEREISEN was in the German charts for the first time with his name, in 2020 the jointly sung “Das Album” even reached the top spot in the German album charts. This project should end with the SILBEREISEN tour in 2021.
One last greeting
But back to KLUBBB3. On their Facebook page with well over 90,000 fans, there was a last greeting to the fans on December 23, 2019, who were wished a Merry Christmas. In all of 2020 there was not a single post in the direction of the fans. Whether this is a real indicator that KLUBBB3 will soon be “turning it up” again in this way is at least doubtful.
Nevertheless, we congratulate the hit professionals on the “5th Birthday “by KLUBBB3 – if you take the release date of the first album as a benchmark, we can celebrate this birthday today …
Photo: Universal / DOMINIK BECKMANN