Tha Family

2011 october 23rd - SÖLDEN - SKI WORLDCUP OPENING

we have been asked by Ö3 to play the big winter ski opening in Sölden on the Ö3 Mountain Mania stage. soundcheck at 7:30 in the morning, minus 10 degrees celsius. it was challenging to play at 3000m above sea but also a great experience. thanks to Roman Pfeiffer and the whole Ö3 team for the perfect support ! hope to see you soon :-)

2011 october 11th - MINGO award gala

tha family performed a great gig @ the gasometer vienna during the MINGO award gala.

watch the video at "media"

2009 december - great britain tour


>> read whole article in the cambs times

2009 november 17th - christmas time

tha family is again booked for several christmas parties. Somedays tha family could even be playing up to three times...! The band will also perform again at "silvesterpfad" on new year's eve!

2009 february 21st - recording

tha family was booked to record an album at bernie's new studio in strasshof for thomas beck, an austrian singer. watch the short video at "media", soundsamples soon....

2008 december 31st - New Years Eve in Vienna downtown

For the 3rd time tha family has been invited to play at the Ö3 stage "am Hof" in the center of vienna. Watch the pictures at the gallery...

2008 june - at the EURO 08

After a long period of preperation tha family was ready to support the EURO '08 musically.
Besides playing every game in the v.i.p.-area at the "ernst-happel-stadium" in vienna, they also had several appearances at the fanzone in the center of austria's capitol. A very busy time - but a lot of fun!

2008 january - high society

Tha Family plays at the world famous Kitzbuhel Worldcup downhill race at Rosie´s at the A1 Kitz Night. What a party!

2007 – there’s no buisness like showbuisness

Mainly gigs with Louie Austen and Karl Kained, the Ö3 Radionight and the Wiener Sylvesterpfad (Ö3 Stage) are worth mentioning.
The band is working on songs for Louie Austen, “brazil“ (by valentin oman) appears on Louie Austens EP “Summer Love“, the song “dreams are my reality“ , produced by Thomas Mora is to be found on the single “dreams“ by Louie Austen.
The band starts working on original music featuring Karl Kained and plans a  DVD and CD for promotional use.

2006 – let’s go spain!

Tha family follows an invitation to play in the Club Robinson, Fuerteventura and finds some time to enjoy a kind of “Band-Holiday“!
Back in Viennna the group moves into a 100 sq.m. studio, a place to rehearse, record and be creative.
The brirish singer Karl Kained agreed to Valentins request to come to Vienna and join the band for a couple of gigs in the Marriot Hotel. The magic was there from the beginning and this wonderful voice lifts the band sound to the next level. Karl and his wife are looking for a change anyway, so they deceided to move to Vienna where Karl Kained becomes a regular member of “tha family“.
Thomas Mora gets hired  as a producer for this years season of Starmania. He records and produces eight tracks for the Tv – show, featuring members of the band.
One of this years highlights: a great concert at the Wiener Sylvesterpfad, playing in front of 10000 people.


2005 - ....pays off

Austrian singer and actor Christian Pogats relies on „tha family“ for some energetic and impressingly LOUD gigs.
This year involved more work  with Louie Austen, including concerts in the Ukrain and at the Vienna Life Ball.
Anji Hinke takes up residency abroad and moves to Germany to be part of Thomas D’s  M.A.R.S. community. Thanks to Germanwigs she is still on hand for this years corporate gigs.


2004 – hard work ...

The year starts off with extended rehearsals for the Cd- release with the “Christiane Meissnitzer Band“, followed by a gig on April 3rd. Part of this  event was the shooting of a Promo Video (featuring “tha family“ LIVE) and a Golden Record Award
for 15000 sales of the single “Land zum Leben“.
The band also played some local gigs with Christian Sperrer, who attended the ORF casting show Starmania.
In mai 04 the group got booked for a promotiontour by  the company NEXTIRA, the band was supposed to play classic coversongs and the good friend and singer extra ordinaer Anji Hinke joined them as more and more Gala/Corporate gigs were approaching.
The year ended with memorable concerts in Germany, rocking the clubs in Dresden and Jena with Louie Austen...


2003 – the beginning

The musicians Valentin Oman (keys) and Thomas Mora (bass) were asked to put a band together to support the austrian group “Christiane Meissnitzer Band“.
They got Bernhard Krinner (guit.) and Georg Beck (dr.) on board and the band began to work immediatly. Songs were (re)arranged followed by stage rehearsals in Salzburg, Abetnau, before the band played severeal shows  with the  “Christiane Meissnitzer Band“ all over Austria.
On the way home from a gig the four musicians deceided to stay together as a group and  support more artists with different musical backgrounds.
This was the time to clear things up and Bernhard suggested to name the band “tha family“, emphasising the community of the band members.
In summer 2003 “ electronic entertainer “ Louie Austen  heard from the guys and deceided to work with them, most of all as The Louie Austen Live-Band.
Since then “tha family“ travelled  Europe, and can be heard live and on record with Louie Austen.