Volker's first attempts at music (namely, recorder
lessons at aged seven), were tragically cut short by a broken arm...
Eight years later, in 1977, he joined his brother's band as a drummer.
The promotional photos were taken before he'd even had a lesson.
The band soon became the top act in his home town near Freiburg
in Southern Germany.
In 1980, he co-founded a band with guitarist Ralf Paske. They've
been together - in a strictly non-romantic kind of way - ever since,
playing in a number of successful local bands. One of these bands
- a Beatles tribute band that sounds uncannily like the real thing,
complete with Liverpudlian accents - drew the attention of Jens
Kreuzer. Along with Ralf, Volker was persuaded to join Jens in a
new project called "The Pleasure".
And the rest is rock 'n roll history...