“The Splanky 6” are a Swing music orchestra based in the Heidelberg area with the following line-up:
Drums: Jens Weidenheimer
Bass: Dietrich Bechtel Bass: Dietrich Bechtel
D Guitar: Burny Schwarz
Piano: Thomas LemkePiano: Thomas Lemke
Saxophone: Michael Steiner
Trumpet: Hardy Appich
“Splanky” means, as it is common knowledge to any Swing music enthusiast, something like cool, fresh, extra fly, and of course is the title of one of the most famous Count Basie tunes.
Drummer and initiator of “The Splanky 6”, Jens Weidenheimer, has been and still is a devoted member of the Lindy Hop dance scene in the Heidelberg area.
So, one day it crossed his mind to bring together a band to re-create this special kind of sound he loves to dance to.
As a professional and renowned musician of long standing, he succeeded pretty quickly in assembling a group of like-minded and congenial colleagues and fellow-musicians.
Being one amongst the Lindy Hop dancing crowd himself, he knows that a Swing band’s performance and repertoire should always aim at a tightly packed dance-floor.
That’s why “The Splanky 6” do all the Swing stuff of the 30’s, the 40’s and the 50’s for all you Lindy Hoppers, Jitterbugs and Rug Cutters to keep rocking.