REINHOLD BILGERI

Country Austria

Style Melodic Rock/Pop/Rock

reinhold_bilgeriReinhold Bilgeri is a writer, director, singer, songwriter, composer, born in Hohenems, Vorarlberg. He is a trained middle school teacher for German, geography, philosophy and psychology and taught at the Bundesgymnasium Feldkirch until 1981. Bilgeri is married in second marriage to Miss Vorarlberg 1981, model and actress Beatrix Bilgeri-Kopf. Their daughter Laura was born in 1995.

In the 1970s he founded the duo Bilgeri & Köhlmeier together with the writer Michael Köhlmeier. With the song “Oho Vorarlberg”, the duo recorded a remarkable success in Austria in 1973. Bilgeri also gained some regional acclaim as a singer of the Westcoast Rock Band Clockwork, with which he performed until the beginning of his solo career in 1981.

In 1981 Bilgeri landed a chart hit with the song “Videolife”. With songs like “Love Is Free” or “Some Girls are Ladies”, he celebrated more than 20 hits in the Austrian pop charts later in the 80s and 90s. With the album “Oho” released in 2001, Bilgeri returned to his music cabarets in Vorarlberg.

In December 2002, the video clip “Silver Bell” aroused excitement, a Christmas song produced by Don Ron, which represents the USA as a war hunter and the epitome of the hypocrisy. The music video was played on the big German music TV stations. In 2005 Bilgeri recorded a jazz album “Jazzz it – songs from Gershwin to Deep Purple” with high-profile musicians such as Joe Meixner, Harry Sokal, Willi Langer, Christian Lettner and others The Rounder Girls.

Reinhold Bilgeri also works as a screenwriter and cabaret artist ( “In the West Nix Neues”) and produced radio plays. In 2005, Bilgeri’s novel “Der Atem des Himmels” was published by Molden Verlag, in which he edited the 1951 avalanche disaster in the Grosses Walsertal. Since the end of 2006, Bilgeri has combined readings from the novel with jazz pieces in his new program. His bestseller “The Breath of Heaven” was published in autumn 2007 as a paperback in Piper Verlag in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2009/2010 the novel “Der Atem des Himmels” was filmed by him for cinema, premiered in 2010.

1982 1982a 1984 1987 1991 1993 1994 2001 2006

– Bilgeri [1982]
– Video Life [1982]
– Alaska [1984]
– Songs of Love [1987]
– Lonely Fighter [1991]
– A Man and a Woman [1993]
– Heaven on Earth [1994]
– Oho [2001]
– Jazzz It [2006]

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