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 will be playing at Munich’s Birthday Celebrations at Marienplatz on 17th June: 14:45 – 16:10. Come along and see them!


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


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


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


Mayya Bychkova, Bettina Deninger, Richard Sargent, Caroline Schoeffler, Daniel Schulz, Raimund Soennig


Mijra Baechle, Sanne Hulst, Jackson Lynch, Marije Niewenhuis, Caroline Schoeffler

Vocal Ensemble

Mirja Baechle, Emily Burnell-Petrou, Elaine Cole, Sam Gelletly, Roanna Mottershead, Marije Niewenhuis, Caroline Schoeffler

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