Sascha Wiegand / Bitune

Sascha plays

Duke Custom

After years of gigging locally, Bitune finally came together in Eschwege, Germany in early 2001 when Christian Wosimski (guitar) joined Sascha Wiegand (guitar, lead vocals), Martin Bartscher (drums, backing vocals) and Thomas Bartscher (bass) to complete the lineup. A few months later, they came to the attention of former Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace who was blown away by a demo they handed to him at a musicians’ workshop. Ace offered to produce the band, and the EP resulting from these sessions in 2003 brought Bitune to the attention of German booking agency K.O.K.S. and Bitune toured Germany in 2004 supporting the likes of Billy Talent and Die Toten Hosen.

After signing to UK label Headroom Records in 2006, Bitune toured UK for the first time in 2007 supporting Kyrb Grinder on more than 30 dates and made many new friends. The band continued gigging and released another EP ‘Fantastica’, followed by the debut album ‘The Great Compression’ in 2009, which has been well received by the German press. More shows will follow to support the album release.

“My Duke Sonic is a dream!
That’s all I can say – perfect!”
– Sascha Wiegand