Meet the Team: Hansjoerg Hug

He’s the life and soul of the party, and the beating heart of Bandplanet HQ. When he’s not making plans for world domination, you can find him listening to the latest and greatest grunge music on Bandplanet, or playing in his band, the Bänggner Sumpfhüener. Meet our fearless leader, Bandplanet CEO Hansjörg Hug:

Name: Hansjörg Hug

Age: One year older this year

I was born in: Zurich

I currently reside in: Beautiful Benken, St. Gallen

What I do at Bandplanet: Everything and nothing

Favorite track on Bandplanet: ‘Free’ by Agents 

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite birthday cake: Roast beef

Happiest when: Spending my time with my family, enjoying concerts with friends

In a previous life I was: What previous life?

Most embarrassing teenage musical obsession: Roxette

Dream gig or festival line-up: Queen | Foo Fighters | Nirvana | Muse | BOY | Massive Attack |Green Day | Millencollin | Faithless | Queen of the Stone Age | Pearl Jam | Danka Jones | Die Toten Hosen | Metallica | Soundgarden | Cake | REM | Herbert Grönemayer | Pink Floyd | INXS | Guns N’ Roses | Michael Jackson | Johnny Cash | The Beatles

Favorite way to chill out: Playing stupid games on my iPad :)

Song to be played at your funeral: ‘I Want It All’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen.

Currently listening to: Cloudspeaker by Biggles.

HJ on BandplanetYou can also read more from HJ here.


Meet the Team: Dany Kunz

He likes Blutwurst, driving around in his Chevy El Camino SS, has a colorful and impressive set of tattoos, and a really embarrassing teenage musical obsession in his past – meet Bandplanet’s Head of Marketing, Dany Kunz! He’s also the proud Daddy of the official Bandplanet mascot, Cailean. Yep, he’s one cool dude. Find out more about Dany here.

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Meet the Team: Ricardo Cruz

Here at Bandplanet HQ we have a small but dedicated team beavering away 24-7 to give you the best Bandplanet experience possible. In the first of our Meet the Team interviews, we took the opportunity to get to know our Product Manager extraordinaire Ricardo a little better – read here for his superhero back story.

Name: Ricardo Cruz

Age: 23

I was born in: San Salvador, El Salvador

I currently reside in: Zurich

What I do at Bandplanet: Product Management stuff

Favorite track on Bandplanet: Jamás – Pancho Miranda

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite birthday cake: Vanilla with a thick chocolate filling in the middle. Get it only once a year for my birthday.

Happiest when: I play football and guitar – not at the same time.

In a previous life I was: Albert Einstein. No, not really. More like a peaceful herbivore Dinosaur. They are the coolest. Never worried about finding something to eat.

Most embarrassing teenage musical obsession: Savage Garden. Thought I was gonna take that one to the grave.

Dream gig or festival line-up: The Killers, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Queen, Ricardo Arjona, Mana, Enanitos Verdes etc. Most probably this will never happen. I think.

Favorite way to chill out: Watching a movie.

Song to be played at your funeral: ‘Don’t stop me now’ – Queen

Currently listening to: Gotye, Train, Foster the People