I was born March 11, 1962 in Hamburg, Germany. The day I was born, the city experienced a catastrophe - a huge flood in Hamburg.
I went to several public schools in Hamburg, since nobody wanted to keep an eye on me ( I wonder why ) and was finally put into a school for difficult children when I was 14 years old. The good thing about it was that they really supported my need to play the guitar, to keep me cool. My first instrument was the accordion at the age of 13. But after discovering the Beatles my life was led by only 1 vision: finding a great band and going to England. And if possible starting in Liverpool.
A teacher got me the "Beatles Complete" - music book, from which I taught myself the chords for the guitar. Since then, I have been somewhat at peace with my life. After having done the dishes, the kitchen turned into Lenny´s rehearsal room. Pots, pants and a huge double sink surrounded my little VOX - AMP, which powered my guitar as well as the microphone. Another troublemaker played the tambourine and tried his hand on the bongos. For many weeks we tried to cover the song " She loves you" by the Beatles, but then decided, we were better off writing our own stuff.
In 1988, after having been signed to Polygram Records, New York by Derek Shulman, Lenny Wolf and his manager Marty Wolff (no relation), were asked to put a new band together. The players he chose for his new band were: James Kottak on drums, Danny Stag on lead guitar, Rick Steier on rhythm guitar and Johnny B.Frank on the bass guitar (for more background see Lenny Wolf Biography).
A very lucky event happened when Lenny was introduced to Bob Rock, who is best known for his work with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Loverboy and later for Metallica. "Working with Bob was one of the best times I've had during my career. Being a musician himself, knowing how to get the best out of a band, a similar outlook on how the sound should be and working in a great studio (LittleMountain in Vancouver, Canada) were major reasons for the first record's success", - says Lenny.