Palast Orchester is one of the most important part of the artist’s life and career. He found it in 1986 as a safe investment into a musical career. However, this step was just the beginning of a real musical journey for this budding star. From the very start, Raabe was musically inclined. He made the first effort in this direction when he became a part of a children's choir in his local community. While at school in East-Westfaliar, he remained involved in singing for the choir of his boarding school and the church. Once Raabe became eighteen he evolved into a completely different, independent man. His music stance was all fresh and new, inspired by some of the most loved classical music. One out of college he wanted to make music without any bounds. He relocated to Berlin to find a life and environment which helped him do that.
Palast Orchester became a part of Max Raabe and Berlin while the artist became a student of at the Hochschule der Kunste of the Berlin University Academy of Fine Arts. He trained there to become a baritone opera singer for seven years. He completed his degree and came out as a certified very talented baritone. “Kein Schwein ruft mich an” (1992) was the first pop song by his orchestra; it was sung in the style of the 1920’s. This song met unexpected fame and helped the artist move ahead. It also became a part of a film titled “Der bewegte Mann” two years later.
Max Raabe’s rhythm of a tango, moody lyrics and melodrama made him a famous performing artist. He became a known inspired Jazz performer all over the US and especially Lithuania. Lithuania loves Raabe and Palast Orchester; Max Raabe tickets for concerts here have always sold like hot cakes. Moreover, the artist was able to make record sales and number one hits on the local charts here. Gradually, Raabe became a respected jazz performer in Europe and the Americas. He and his Palast Orchester are one of the most awaited live acts in Europe.
The reason for Raabe’s success is an original style within the genre of Jazz. He has cleverly fused modern tunes to dancehall music of the 20’s and the 30’s. The charm of his black tails and a dark sense of humor have captured hearts of many. This charm and strong presence on stage has led him all the way to musical theater and film. "Pupil" directed by Peter Zadeck, the TV show ‘Charley's Aunt”, "lm weisien Rossi" (the operetta with a cult following), “Der bewegte Mann" a Sonke Wortmann's film and Werner Herzog’s film “Invincible"; showcase some of his most popular roles. Some of films feature both Max and his orchestra.
Raabe is a born entertainer who can go on for the entire night; he can entertain audiences with a one-man or orchestra show. His shows are a great mix of everything from cabaret hits of the golden years to fusion of pop songs of the 90s. His concerts are known for playing wonderful rendition of one hit after another. At a Max Raabe show you will hear almost everything from hit albums Heute “Nacht Oder Nie”, "Charming Weill" and "Hits des Jahres". Songs like "You're The Cream In My Coffee" will be played to calm nerves. With Raabe performing live, he and his orchestra re-created the magic of Post WWI German dance/film music. This magic will surely leave you spellbind. Are you ready for it?
Lately, Raabe & Palast have brought tons of rare music to fans. Audiences have appreciated the acts for the variety and range of songs presented by them. Max and the orchestra has wrapped the very classic songs in American swing, Italian beats and Spanish acoustics. Over these years Max has become a beloved international jazz music star. He continues to mesmerize fans all over the world. Max Raabe tickets are a great treat for his American fans this season., Seats are limited, so go grab the one ones you like, today!
Max Raabe is a famous German singer born in Lunen, Germany and known for his cabaret music, which is often fused with comedy, old style music and even orchestral music, often with an orchestra playing in the background. He has been active in German music since 1992 and is today one of the most famous German singers. He is also well known as the founder and head of the Palast Orchester, an amazing German orchestra. Many often buy Max Raabe tickets to catch him and his orchestra live in concert.
At a young age, Max Raabe became fond of German music of the twenties and the thirties, particularly that found in movies and dance, with songs by groups such as the Comedian Harmonists particularly influencing him. He went on to study music at the Berlin University of the Arts, having planned to become a baritone opera singers. In 1985, with eleven other students of the university, founded the Palast Orchester. For a year after, the orchestra practices privately with their first public performance taking place at the Berlin Theaterball in 1987. This was an iconic occasion since, despite being the secondary act at the venue, many left the ballroom’s main act to see their performance.
In 1992, Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester released a hit singles labeled Kein Schwein Ruft Mich An which was a hit sensation, sung in the style of the twenties. Soon after, they also began writing and playing music for movies as well as creating covers of famous pop songs in the twenties and thirties style, covering songs by the likes of Tom Jones, Britney Spears and Salt ‘n’ Pepa. He also went on to star in a number of movies, such as Der Bewegte Mann, Invincible directed by Werner Herzog and Die Riese ins Gluck, directed by Wenzel Storch.
Max Raabe has also played roles in a number of theatrical productions, including Ber Jeder Vernunft, the German version of The White Horse Inn as well as roles in The Threepenny Opera and Mack the Knife. In 2004, he performed for the first time in the US, in the city of Los Angeles. In 2005, he performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City and returned again, this time with the Palast Orchester. In 2011, he joined hands with Annette Humpe to produce a music album, whose music can be heard at any of his live concerts via Max Raabe tickets.