H.P. Baxxter

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H.P. Baxxter
H. P. Baxxter beim Echo 2013.jpg
H.P. Baxxter at the Echo music award 2013
Background information
Birth name Hans Peter Geerdes
Born (1964-03-16) 16 March 1964 (age 50)
Origin Leer, Germany
Genres Techno, EDM, happy hardcore, hardstyle, New Wave, hard trance, house, dubstep, rave, synthpop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Celebrate the Nun
The Loop
Scooter
Website www.scootertechno.com

H.P. Baxxter (born Hans Peter Geerdes, 16 March 1964[1][2]) is a German musician and the frontman of the techno group Scooter. He founded Scooter with his friend Rick J. Jordan in 1993.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Baxxter studied French law for one term, but he ultimately completed an apprenticeship in the UK city of Leicester as a carpenter. As well as a stint as a foreign trade buyer, he held a job with a record label.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

In 1985, Baxxter founded the band Celebrate the Nun, together with Rick J. Jordan and his sister Britt Maxime. Their single "Will You Be There" from the album Meanwhile reached No. 5 on the Billboard Dance/Club play chart on June 23, 1990, whereas the single "She's a Secretary"/"Strange" reached No. 12 on Dance/Club play chart on December 8 of the same year.

In 1993, former Celebrate the Nun members joined Baxxter's cousin Ferris Bueller to form a remix team known as The Loop. The Loop ceased in 1998.

In December 1993, Baxxter, along with Celebrate the Nun member Rick J. Jordan and Baxxter's cousin and The Loop member Ferris Bueller, formed the group Scooter.

Baxxter joined Guildo Horn, Jeanette Biedermann, Sylvia Kollek and Tobias Künzel on the German jury for Eurovision Song Contest 2009. In 2010, he was announced to be the official German representative for the 2010 IIHF World Championship.

Baxxter is currently one of the judges on the German version of the X Factor.

Personal life[edit]

On 6 May 2006, he married his girlfriend Simone. Baxxter is also an automotive enthusiast. Many music videos for Scooter include old models, such as a 1961 Jaguar Mark 2 and a 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12. He owns and collects many old British cars. Baxxter has stated that he is a fan of the United Kingdom and the people of the UK, along with the English language. In 2011, H.P. and Simone got divorced on the morning of The Stadium Techno Inferno (hu).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dax, Max; Defcon, Robert (November 18, 2013). "Chapter 4: DAS GESCHÄFTS JAHR 1993/94". Scooter: Always Hardcore. Auf dem Bravo-Steckbrief habe ich mich erst mal um zwei Jahre jünger gemacht. Ich dachte: Es ist blöd, endlich in der Bravo stattzufinden und da steht, du bist 30 Jahre alt. Edel Books. p. 43. ISBN 978-3-8419-0243-6. 
  2. ^ Dax, Max; Defcon, Robert (November 18, 2013). "Chapter 11: SHEFFIELD CALLING". Scooter: Always Hardcore. JAY FROG. Wir saßen nach dem „Nessaja“-Auftritt bei Top of the Pops in einer Bar und H.P. sagt: „Oh, geil, ein 64er Wein, mein Jahrgang, den bestelle ich jetzt.“. Edel Books. p. 138. ISBN 978-3-8419-0243-6. 
  3. ^ "Hamburg" (in German). Bild.de. [dead link]

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