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Katharina Franck

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Katharina Franck (born July 28th, 1963 in Düsseldorf) is a singer/songwriter and musician from Germany. She is best known for being the singer/guitarist of the band Rainbirds.

Katharina Franck spent her childhood in Portugal. Form 1974 to 1977 she lived in Sao Paolo, Brazil where she learned to play guitar and wrote her first songs. Back in Portugal she began to play in several bands.

In 1981 she moved to Cologne where she continued writing prose and poetry (in German). She received her first singing lessons at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg before she moved to Berlin in 1983 where she first made her living having several part-time jobs.

She founded the band Rainbirds in spring 1986 and they got a record deal at Mercury after they had won a band competition in Berlin. In 1987 their single Blueprint turned out to be a great success in various European countries. The Rainbirds changed their line-up several times and published a total of six studio albums. Their last album, a live recording, came out in 1999.

From 1990 to 1994 Katharina Franck was a member of the group „Stein“ (together with FM Einheit of the German band Einstürzende Neubauten and her Rainbirds colleague Ulrike Haage). They published 3 albums.

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