Phoenix (23)

Real Name:
Phoenix
Profile:
Phoenix was one of the most prominent Romanian Rock and Roll bands of the latest decades, and also the first one to take musical inspiration from ancient Romanian folk themes.

Formed in the 1960s, it began by doing covers of The Beatles songs. However, they soon had to change their style since the Romanian communist regime disliked any form of western culture. The communist regime suggested that all rock oriented bands should look for inspiration within the Romanian culture. These restrictions made the band's leader Nicolae "Nicu" Covaci search within the Romanian folklore, which gave them a unique sound.

Copyright label: Phoenix (23)

Current lineup:
Florin Bordeianu – lead vocals, drums (1962–1970, 1977–1979, 2014–present) [Release contributions: Vremuri, Totuși sunt ca voi]
Costin Adam – vocals (2014–present) [Release contributions: Vino, Țepeș]
Nicolae Covaci – guitars, vocals (1962–present) [Release contributions: all releases]
Cristi Gram – lead guitar, background vocals (2004–2014, 2015–present) [Release contributions: Baba Novak]
Dzidek Marcinkiewicz – keyboards, bass guitar, backing vocals (1983, 1985–1999, 2008–present) [Release contributions: Vino, Țepeș]
Volker Vaessen – bass guitar (1992–1993, 1999–2000, 2002–2005, 2008–present) [Release contributions: SymPhoenix, In Umbra Marelui Urs, Vino, Țepeș]
Flavius Hosu – drums (2014–present) [Release contributions: Vino, Țepeș]

Former members:
Ioan Ștefanovici – drums (1962–1967, 1969–1970)
Bela Kamocsa – bass guitar, drums (1962–1971; died 2010)
Claudiu Rotaru – lead guitar (1962–1968)
Florin Dumitru – drums (1968)
Dorel Vintilă Zaharia – drums (1967–1968, 1969–1970)
Valeriu Sepi – percussion (1971–1974)
Günther Reininger – keyboards, backing vocals (1968–1970, 1974–1976; died 2015)
Mircea Baniciu – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1971–1977, 1990–1992, 1997–1998, 2001–2003, 2004–2007)
Iosif Kappl – bass guitar, backing vocals, violin, blockflute (1971–1979, 1986–1992, 1998–1999, 2004–2008)
Costin Petrescu – drums (1971–1975)
Ovidiu Lipan – drums (1975–1979, 1984–1998, 2001–2012)
Mani Neumann – violin, blockflute, backing vocals (1979–1981, 1989–2008)
Tom Buggie – bass guitar (1980–1981)
Lucian Cioargă – drums (1999–2000)
Tavi Colen – lead vocals (1999–2000)
Alin Oprea – lead guitar, backing vocals (1999–2000)
Andrei Cerbu – guitar (2014–2015)
Marc Alexandru Tint – guitar (2014–2016)

Former touring musicians:
● Mitu Cîmpan – piano (1962–1964)
● Doru Creșneac – lead guitar (1963–1965)
● Adi Pavlovici – lead guitar, backing vocals (1962–1963)
Zoltan Kovacs – bass guitar (1970–1971)
Liviu Butoi – oboe, flute (1970–1973)
Erlend Krauser – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals (1976–1978)
Cornel Liuba – drums (1970–1971, 1976–1977)
● Ștefan Bartha – bass guitar (1973)
Eugen Gondi – drums (1975)
Ulli Heidelberg – lead guitar, violin, backing vocals (1978–1980)
Sabin Dumbrăveanu – cello (1980–1981)
Bubi Dobrozemsky – cello, backing vocals 1978–1981
● Cristoph Bank – bass guitar (1978)
● Mainolf Bauschulte – drums (1979–1980)
Dixi Krauser – bass guitar, vocals (1987–1989, 1990)
Dragoș Bădoi – lead vocals (1992–1994)
● Malcolm J. Lewis – lead vocals (2000)
Eugen Tegu – bass guitar (2001–2002)
Bogdan Bradu – lead vocals (2003–2004, 2007–2013)
Ionuț Contraș – percussion, backing vocals (2005–2010)
● Cristina Kisseleff – violin (2014)
Ionuț Micu – drums (2012–2014)
● Roxana Zanga – drums (2015–2016)
Sergiu Boldor – violin (2014–2015)
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Albums

STM-EDE 0754 Phoenix (23) - Cei Ce Ne-au Dat Nume album art Phoenix (23) Cei Ce Ne-au Dat Nume (Album) Electrecord STM-EDE 0754 Romania 1972 Sell This Version
STM-EDE 0968 Phoenix (23) - Mugur De Fluier album art Phoenix (23) Mugur De Fluier (Album) Electrecord STM-EDE 0968 Romania 1974 Sell This Version
STM-EDE 01115-01116 Phoenix (23) - Cantofabule album art Phoenix (23) Cantofabule (Album) Electrecord STM-EDE 01115-01116 Romania 1975 Sell This Version
260·09·005 Phoenix (23) - Transsylvania-Phoenix album art Transsylvania Phoenix* Transsylvania-Phoenix (Album) Bacillus Records 260·09·005 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
RR.001 Phoenix (23) - Timișoara album art SymPhoenix* Timișoara (Album) Eurostar (3) RR.001 Romania 1992 Sell This Version
GCD 009 Phoenix (23) - Aniversare 35 album art Phoenix (23) Aniversare 35 (Album) Genius CD GCD 009 Romania 1997 Sell This Version
101 2098 4 Phoenix (23) - În Umbra Marelui Urs album art Phoenix (23) În Umbra Marelui Urs (Album) Cat Music 101 2098 4 Romania 2000 Sell This Version
none Phoenix (23) - Baba Novak album art Transsylvania Phoenix* Baba Novak (Album) Phoenix Records (4), Zone Records (11) none Romania 2005 Sell This Version
none Phoenix (23) - Back To The Future... album art Mony Bordeianu* / Phoenix (23) Mony Bordeianu* / Phoenix (23) - Back To The Future... (Album) Phoenix Records (4) none Romania 2008 Sell This Version
none Phoenix (23) - Vino, Țepeș! album art Phoenix (23) Vino, Țepeș!(CD, Album) Not On Label (Phoenix (23) Self-released) none Romania 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EDC 10.006, 45-EDC 10.006 Phoenix (23) - Vremuri album art Phoenix (23) Vremuri Electrecord, Electrecord EDC 10.006, 45-EDC 10.006 Romania 1968 Sell This Version
EDC 10.081, 45-EDC 10.081 Phoenix (23) - Totuși Sînt Ca Voi / Floarea Stîncilor / Nebunul Cu Ochii Închiși / Ar Vrea Un Eschimos album art Phoenix (23) Totuși Sînt Ca Voi / Floarea Stîncilor / Nebunul Cu Ochii Închiși / Ar Vrea Un Eschimos (EP) Electrecord, Electrecord EDC 10.081, 45-EDC 10.081 Romania 1969 Sell This Version
45-STM-EDC 10313, 45-STM-EDC 10.313 Phoenix (23) - Mamă, Mamă ∗ Te Întreb Pe Tine, Soare... ∗ Meșterul Manole album art Phoenix (23) Mamă, Mamă ∗ Te Întreb Pe Tine, Soare... ∗ Meșterul Manole (EP) Electrecord, Electrecord 45-STM-EDC 10313, 45-STM-EDC 10.313 Romania 1973 Sell This Version
EX 20 017 Phoenix (23) - Ballade For You / The Lark album art Transsylvania Phoenix* Ballade For You / The Lark (Single) Extra Records & Tapes EX 20 017 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
572 3024 5 AA Phoenix (23) - Tuareg album art Transsylvania Phoenix* Tuareg (Maxi, Single) Extra Records & Tapes 572 3024 5 AA Germany 1988 Sell This Version
07827 Phoenix (23) - Ciocîrlia / Perestroika album art Phoenix (23) Ciocîrlia / Perestroika(7", Single, Promo) Extra Records & Tapes 07827 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none Phoenix (23) - Ora-Hora album art Transsylvania Phoenix* Ora-Hora (Maxi) Not On Label (Phoenix (23) Self-released) none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
EH-03 Phoenix (23) - Phoenix album art Phoenix (23) Phoenix(7", EP, Ltd) Eugen Hoffmann S.R.L. EH-03 Romania 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

STC 004 Phoenix (23) - Phoenix album art Phoenix (23) Phoenix (Comp) Electrecord STC 004 Romania 1975 Sell This Version
STC 00682 Phoenix (23) - 2. album art Phoenix (23) 2. (Comp) Electrecord STC 00682 Romania 1990 Sell This Version
STC 00681 Phoenix (23) - 1. album art Phoenix (23) 1. (Comp) Electrecord STC 00681 Romania 1990 Sell This Version
ST-EDE 04077 Phoenix (23) - Remember Phoenix / Negru Vodă album art Phoenix (23) Remember Phoenix / Negru Vodă(LP, Comp) Electrecord ST-EDE 04077 Romania 1991 Sell This Version
STC 001101, STC-001101 Phoenix (23) - Evergreens album art Phoenix (23) Evergreens (Comp) Electrecord STC 001101, STC-001101 Romania 1995 Sell This Version
EDC 257 Phoenix (23) - Vremuri, Anii 60... album art Phoenix (23) Vremuri, Anii 60... (Album, Comp) Electrecord EDC 257 Romania 1998 Sell This Version
none Phoenix (23) - Empire Of Vampires album art Phoenix - Transsylvania* Empire Of Vampires(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label (Phoenix (23) Self-released) none Canada 2004 Sell This Version