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. Start now listening via the CD Baby player:
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 HIGH ROAD EASY, a German hard rock band founded in 2008. The debut album ‚Hotter Than A Thousand Suns‘ was released 2009 worldwide via CD Baby and well received. Even legendary producer Beau Hill  (Ratt, Warrant, 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.‘ 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. Sounds interesting? Well, it is ... for fans of Deep Purple, Journey, Europe, Survivor, Bon Jovi to name but a few.    

REVIEWS

POWERPLAY magazine: ‘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’. (6 out of 7 points) Gitarre&Bass magazine: ‘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 gehat auch schon mal cirtuoser nach vorne, setzt aber in ruhigen Nummern auch geschmackvolle melodische Akzente. (…) Tolle Leistung!‘ THE ROCKER (June 5th, 2015): ‘Sadly, not a Sass Jordan tribute album, but an excellent slice of melodic rock from Germany. In fact, it’s so good, I would have sworn it was Swedish until I read the press bumph. (...) 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.

:: LISTEN ::                             :: SHOP ::

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 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 ... a

damn good album for fans of

Deep Purple, Journey, Europe,

Survivor, Uriah Heep to name

but a few.

MUSIC MEANT TO

BE PLAYED LOUD!

Streaming and listening to our songs is easy. Start now listening via the CD Baby player:
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 best audio quality you might want to use the soundcloud link. For videos, this youtube link leads you to the HIGH ROAD EASY playlist.