JAN KNOPF  Power vocalist Jan Knopf has years of experiences leading his own bands, cover bands and even a rock musical. Jan founded HIGH ROAD EASY  with Sven.

MUSIC MEANT TO BE PLAYED

LOUD!

Streaming and listening to our songs is easy. Just follow one of the album smartURL. These bring you to a selection of sites offering streaming, digital download and video. Of course, there are many more all over the world. High Road Easy (2020) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy2020 III (2015) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy-III Drive (2012) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy-drive Hotter Than A Thousand Suns (2009) … and many more!
ABOUT Teaming up in March 2008, Jan and Sven were instantly hitting off with each other. Within three weeks six great melodic rock gems were written and demoed. HIGH ROAD EASY were born. Blessed with one of Germanys finest rock voices, Jan Knopf shines in all HIGH ROAD EASY songs. Riffs, grooves and keyboard hooks are delivered by multi-instrumentalist / producer Sven Horlemann to suit Jan‘s voice. The missing puzzle was found in Berklee educated drummer Magnus Brandell, who studied  polyrhythms with professors Mike Mangini and Skip Hadden. Magnus grooves deliver the perfect playground for Sven and Jan.
SVEN HORLEMANN  A guitar player deeply rooted in Eighties hard rock,  Sven never stopped expanding - whether it is writing songs, occasionaly switching to bass or all things mixing & engineering. featuring  MAGNUS BRANDELL  Swedish Power house drummer Magnus is the preferred choice for the HIGH ROAD EASY studio productions. He studied in the US with Mike Mangini, ‚nuff said!

WELCOME

…to the official website of HIGH ROAD EASY.   Please check out our new self- titled album High Road Easy - just click on the cover! WHO you ask? Founded in 2008, HIGH ROAD EASY is a German hard rock band with 4 full album releases. The debut album ‚Hotter Than A Thousand Suns‘ was released 2009 worldwide via CD Baby and was well received. It generated genuine interest by legendary producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant, Winger, Europe …) who personally contacted the band: ‚I'm listening to your music right now... I like what you're doing... Great material, and I dig Jan's vocal approach , very stylistic… I really like DONT WAIT FOR ME... killer arrangement.‘ 15 busy months later HIGH ROAD EASY delivered their second album ‚drive‘. In some places ‚drive‘ rocks harder, but manages to be more melodic than the debut. 2015 finally saw the release of the aptly titled third album "III".  Again the bar was raised. "III" is more vocal heavy, both diverse and highly melodic. Finally, the self-titled new album ‚HIgh Road Easy‘ was made available in 2020. Check out the smartURL and listen via your preferred music streaming / download service.

REVIEWS

AORmusic.de (7,5/10): ‘(…) the duo offers Classic Rock besides any trends. The album impressively starts with “Lights“, the extremely memorable “Sixes & Sevens“ and the DEEP PURPLE tinged “No Regrets“. POWERPLAY magazine (6/7 points): ‘A collection ranging from fast paced driving rockers to more commercial roadio friendly songs and the obligatory ballad, it highlights the time invested in a quality production, with layered harmonies a feature of the vocal sound’. Gitarre&Bass: ‘Eingängige Gesangslinien, knackige Heavy-Riffs plus schnörkellose Drum/Bass-Grooves sind die Hauptzutaten für die klaren Songs (…). Das Ergebnis erinnert dann schon mal an die späten Rainbow und Whitesnake oder atmet auch den Geist von Toto. Gitarrist Sven Horlemann geht auch schon mal virtuoser nach vorne, setzt aber in ruhigen Nummern geschmackvolle melodische Akzente. (…) Tolle Leistung!‘ THE ROCKER (2015): ‘(…) an excellent slice of melodic rock from Germany. (...) One for the Foreigner fans tired of buying live albums and best of’s’.

DRIVE ALBUM PROMO

 01/11/2012 High Road Easy‘s 2nd album ‚Drive‘ got an album promotion with several songs to listen to - it is one of the most played videos from HRE.

DARKNESS AND JOY

 26/02/2016 Darkness And Joy deserved a lyric video - it is one of the favorite tracks from ‚III‘. It was even played on London radio stations several times.

THE PLAYERS

VIDEOS

You‘ll find a youtube playlist link on the left of this page.

:: STREAM ::   LINKS :: DOWNLOAD ::

You‘ll find the social media links on the left of this page.
CONTACT Sven Horlemann Rotenbüschle 25 76228 Karlsruhe Mail: shore@mailbox.org Phone: 0151 70156130

HIGH ROAD EASY - Album Teaser

 02/04/2020 Starting of a series of videos to promote the new 2020 self-titled High Road Easy album is this teaser.

SIXES & SEVENS

 02/05/2020 Sixes & Sevens is one of the most popular tracks from the new album. So we made a video :-).

New album quick link:

https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy2020

HIGH ROAD EASY released their

powerful debut ‚Hotter Than A

Thousand Suns‘ in 2009. A bold

statement showing their own

vision of contemporary melodic

rock

Even legendary producer Beau

Hill (Ratt, Winger, Europe …) got

hooked and personally

contacted the band:

‚I'm listening to your music right

now... I like what you're doing...

Great material, and I dig Jan's

vocal approach, very stylistic.. I

really like DONT WAIT FOR ME...

killer arrangement.‘

Sounds interesting? Well, it is!

  
ABOUT Teaming up in March 2008, Jan and Sven were instantly hitting off with each other. Within three weeks six great melodic rock gems were written and demoed. HIGH ROAD EASY were born. Blessed with one of Germanys finest rock voices, Jan Knopf shines in all HIGH ROAD EASY songs. Riffs, grooves and keyboard hooks are delivered by multi-instrumentalist / producer Sven Horlemann to suit Jan‘s voice. The missing puzzle was found in Berklee educated drummer Magnus Brandell, who studied  polyrhythms with professors Mike Mangini and Skip Hadden. Magnus grooves deliver the perfect playground for Sven and Jan.
CONTACT Sven Horlemann Rotenbüschle 25 76228 Karlsruhe Mail: shore@mailbox.org Phone: 0151 70156130

 JAN KNOPF

Power vocalist Jan Knopf has years of experiences leading his own bands, cover bands and even a rock musical. Jan founded HIGH ROAD EASY  with Sven.

 SVEN HORLEMANN

A guitar player deeply rooted in Eighties hard rock,  Sven never stopped expanding - whether it is writing songs, occasionaly switching to bass or all things mixing & engineering.

 featuring  MAGNUS BRANDELL

Swedish Power house drummer Magnus is the preferred choice for the HIGH ROAD EASY studio productions. He studied in the US with Mike Mangini, ‚nuff said!
For videos, this youtube link leads you to the HIGH ROAD EASY playlist.
MUSIC MEANT TO BE PLAYED LOUD! Streaming and listening to our songs is easy. Just follow one of the album smartURL.  These bring you to a selection of sites offering streaming, digital download and video.  Of course, there are many more all over the world.  High Road Easy (2020) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy2020          III (2015) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy-III           Drive (2012) https://smarturl.it/highroadeasy-drive            Hotter Than A Thousand Suns (2009)            … and many more!