Frank Diez (born 2 November 1950 in Berlin) is a German guitarist, composer, lyricist and producer and has been one of the most prominent European blues guitarists for many years. He lives in Berlin. Inspired by the American Folk Blues Festivals of the 1960s, Diez began playing the guitar at the age of 16 and in the 1970s he played a fundamental part in the development of German rock history. He was the only German musician to perform sessions and concerts with Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Other stations included Atlantis, Frumpy, Karthago, Randy Pie, Klaus Kinski, her children, Snowball, Emergency, Johnny Tame, Konstantin Wecker, Eric Burdon, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, Tom Principato, Miller Anderson, Paul Vincent, Maggie Bell and many other well-known artists.As a founding member, Diez was a guitarist and producer of the Peter Maffay band for 30 years until 2004. Maffay's producer at that time, Peter Wagner, had brought them together at that time. During the Maffay-Tournee 2009 and the "Unplugged" concert at the Lanxes Arena 2018 in Cologne, Diez once again took part, this time as a special guest, as well as on the anniversary tour 2020.The project work with other artists and his own band is of great importance. From 1986 to 2019 the Electric Blues Duo with Colin Hodgkinson on bass was part of the permanent establishment. Far over 1300 concerts in Germany and abroad and seven recordings were produced in this formation.In 2000 Diez worked together with the German guitarist Alex Conti (Atlantis, Lake), also because of their joint affinity with the city of Berlin, the project Bärlin Blues Band with Ingo Bischof (Karthago, Kraan, Guru Guru) on the keyboards.From 2011 to 2013 Diez was a member of The British Blues Quintet (BBQ) around Maggie Bell and Zoot Money. In 2014 he worked with Stefan Stoppok, 2018 with Siggi Schwarz, Pete York and Chris Thompson.
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