backyard poetry – “the name is telling – the music is fairly British, the listener is reminded of Manchester’s courtyards” (Kölner Stadtanzeiger)

backyard poetry are:
Cello - Martina Trost
Bass/Backingvocals - Julia Büttgen
Drums - Dimitrios Karagiannis
Vocals/Guitars - Wolfgang A. Noethen

The Indierock band backyard poetry from Cologne consists of Julia Büttgen (bass, backing vocals), Dimitrios Karagiannis (drums) and Wolfgang A. Noethen (vocals, guitars). Since May 2004 Martina Trost has added a well-fitting melancholic shade to the band’s music with her cello.        

The band has committed itself to a musical style in between Pop, Grunge, Alternative and Wave with a British touch but always conveying its own original slant. Driven by the intention to carry their catchy melancholic tunes out of the courtyards and into the world, the band backyard poetry has convinced their audiences through their energetic and enthusiastic presence on stage at numerous concerts in the Rhineland – for instance at the “Ringfest” in Cologne or as part of the supporting programme of Ramones drummer Marky.