"...a live band wearing lederhosen and singing Bavarian drinking songs .....basically total awesomeness....
They do an amazing job of filling the place with a fun energy."
- Yelp -
HAZELNUSS - DAS MUSIC
was founded in 2012 and became quickly California's premiere Oktoberfest Party Band . Founded by German Natives who wanted to bring the true Bavarian Folk and Schlager music experience to the wider world. All the Hazels now divide their time between between Europe an the USA.
Munich native Bandleader and founder Alex Bubenheim (Accordion and Vocal) has played the OKTOBERFEST in Munich in his early career. Now a composer of International renown, with many original songs to his name he has collaborated with many leading international artists such as Sheryl Crow, Sir Bob Geldof, David Hasselhoff and Ringo Starr.
Co-founder, Drummer and Background Vocalist Nicki Strehl, from Cologne in Germany has played Bavarian Folk since he was knee high to a mountain goat! He also runs his own Creative enterprise ENDESIGN which is renowned in LA for having worked on a variety of entertainment marketing projects for
HBO, Disney and CBS.
Gary Miller on guitars is deeply rooted in german traditions.
He started playing guitar in his teens inspired by Henry John Deutschendorf aka Johann Denver and Michael Schenker.
His love to music propelled him later into the music-licensing business but he never stoped playing and perfected rapid arpeggios solos with one hand on the fretboard
Tuba extraordinaire Santiago Trujillo grew up close to a german village in Texas and started playing the euphonium at age eleven and later switched to Tuba. Beside being an integral part of HAZELNUSS , he also manages and co directs several projects and ensembles like The New Nine Jazz, Pied Agites and The Zinc. He is a big fan of Lowenbräu and Leberkäs
plays classic Songs from the ' Golden Age ' of Oompah and Bavaraian Folk Traditions, also paying homage to the International Phenomenon that is'OKTOBERFEST' with polkas and waltzes that are Bavarian in origin but also pure german 'Schlager ' as well as country western favorites. In addition they play their own Original tunes like La Bavaria, Servus or Let's Celebrate.
is southern california's premiere OKTOBERFEST Party Band. Past Venues include:
Alpine Village, CA
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, NV
Monterrey Bay Oktoberfest, CA
Brats Brothers, Thousand Oaks, CA
Das Beer Fest, Laughlin, NV
Buffalo Club, Santa Monica, CA
Downtown LA Oktoberfest
Stonehaus, Westlake, CA
Grünauer Oktoberfest, Kansas City , KA
German Consul, Los Angeles. CA
Palos Verdes Harvest Fest, CA
Spokane Oktoberfest, Spokane, WA
Bierbeizl, Los Angeles, CA
Enegren Brewery, Moorpark, CA
La Quinta Brewery, Palm Desert, CA
Westlake Yacht Club, Westlake, CA
Edelweiss Bierhaus, Thousand Oaks, CA
Mammoth Oktoberfest, CA
OC Oktoberfest , Orange County, CA
Big Bear Oktoberfest
and many private party events.