Silent Circle — German pop group
In 1976, the keyboard player Axel Breitung and a vocalist Martin Tychsen performed together at a festival for aspiring musicians in northern Germany. Two years later, they attended the festival one more time together with a drummer Jurgen Behrens. This time, the musicians won the first prize. However, for some reason, they decided not to continue working together and parted for several years.
In 1977, Axel opened his own shop where he repaired and improved pianos as well as audio amplifiers. While working, he was writing songs, which stayed unknown. By 1980, he already had about 150 songs in his unpublished collection. Breitung created a hard rock band SECOND HAND but rarely performed with it.
Before starting a music career, Jurgen Behrens was a pilot. His call sign for Charly Charly. Later, he left just the first letters for his music industry pseudonym. When Behrens was young, he played guitar and drums for fun. A little later, he met Axel, but the two weren’t thinking of creating a band just yet.
Since 1974, Martin Tychsen worked with the jazz-rock band HOCHSPANNUNG. Then he created his own group CREW. However, the music projects were mostly a hobby for Martin. His main source of income was his job as an insurance agent. One time, Martin’s boss introduced him to a famous producer Bernd Dietrich, who at that time was already working with Axel and Jurgen and looking for a vocalist.