The Resident Alien Big Band

Resurrecting the sounds of former days, The Resident Alien Big Band is Munich’s most diverse musical ensemble. Over eight nationalities contribute their distinct backgrounds to reinterpret classics ranging from Count Basie to James Brown. The result is a unique blend of bossa nova-inspired bass lines, funky horns, tight guitar riffs, and infectiously charismatic vocals.

Founded in 2010, the group regularly performs at venues large and small in and around Munich. Gigs include the Lion’s Club Summer Ball at the Künstlerhaus in Munich and the Irish Business Network Ball, as well as the summer festival of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

In 2016, ESME e.V. presented the first ever Munich Summer Ball, with the Resident Aliens providing the musical entertainment throughout the evening.

This year, the Resident Aliens had the pleasure of playing to a huge crowd in Marienplatz, the heart of Munich, as part of the Stadtgründungsfest (Founding Festival). In September they also grooved at the famous Munich beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus for the Festival of the Innenstadtwirte. On top of this they performed open-air for the Munich Sessions Summer Fest at the Rindermarkt.

Band Leader

Davy Kazan


Mikael Ahlstedt, Elaine Cole, Philipp Glock, Davy Kazan, Roanna Mottershead, Michael Mosch, Rudolf Neuhaus, Sarah Ready, Tobias Wedig


Henri Dupuis, David Freer, Bénédicte Jeanson with Cannonball, Christian Kiefhaber, Herbert Schiller, Siegfried Wagner


Koula Lee, Chris “T4” Lynch, Franz Pastorius, Chris Roth, Erik Sanford


Maya Bychkova, Pung Manosroi, Richard Sargent, Caroline Schoeffler, Daniel Schulz, Ray “Capitano” Sönning


Mijra Baechle, Jackson Lynch, Caroline Schoeffler


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