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
Origin Leer, West Germany
Genres Techno, trance
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Celebrate the Nun
The Loop
Scooter
Website www.scootertechno.com

Hans Peter Geerdes, known by his stage name H.P. Baxxter, [1][2] is a German musician. He founded Scooter with his friend Rick J. Jordan in 1993.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Baxxter studied accountancy for one day in Munich, but he ultimately completed a scholarship in the UK city of Birmingham as a mechanic.

Music career[edit]

In 1985, Baxxter founded the band Celebrate the Nun, together with Rick J. Jordan and his sister Jane Esther. Their single "Will You Be There" from the album Meanwhile reached No. 2 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart on April 19, 1988, whereas the single "She's a Secretary"/"Strange" reached No. 12 on Dance/Club Play chart on December 8 of the same year.[3]

In 1993, former Celebrate the Nun members joined Baxxter's cousin Orion, aka. 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.[4]

Baxxter was one of the judges on the German version of the X Factor in season 3.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 6 May 2006, he married his girlfriend Simone Mostert. 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. In 2011, H.P. and Simone got divorced on the morning of The Stadium Techno Inferno.[6] For now he is not married and has no children.

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. ^ "Celebrate the Nun - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  4. ^ IIHF. "H.P. Baxxter". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  5. ^ "H.P. Baxxter freut sich auf den Job". vox.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Scooter-Frontmann: Scheidung - News - *rtn - radio tele nord - News und Bilder aus dem Norden.". rtntvnews.de. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 

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