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“The Überland Band brings Germanic styled music by combining styles of yesteryear and today!” 


Carly Hood - Saxophone, Vocals

Dave Mackey - Drums

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Gerhard Albinus Accordion, Vocals

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Bill Littleford Guitar

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Andrew Walits - Bass, backing Vocals

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The Überland Band radiates an instant Oktoberfest / Germanic Volksfest vibe!

Their Music will have you tapping along from the start.

Authenticity is achieved by their founding member, Gerhard Albinus, a native German speaker and first generation American born to German parents. This projects Überland’s music through a German lens. Be it Rock, Polka, and more!


The Beginning!

North America has an enthusiastic “German Festival Scene.” Gerhard had been a part of this, since the late 1970’s. Literally, decades of experience!

In 2022, The Gerhard Albinus Band, had become an Alternative Rock Band. However, the Band desired to get back into the German Scene without taking away the momentum.

It was decided to keep the Gerhard Albinus Band name but produce an entirely different name for this endeavor. 

The same musicians are in both Bands, which allows great flexibility. Adding to an expanded list of songs and Genres.


The Challenge.

What sounds great in German does not necessarily work in English. With much brainstorming and puzzle work, a name was born.

On Monday, September 31, 2022, the name, “The Überland Band”, meaning “Overland Band”, was created to be pronounceable and memorable.


Band mates:

Carly Hood – Saxophone, Vocals

Dave Mackey – Drums

Bill Littleford – Guitar

Andrew Walits – Bass, Vocals

Gerhard Albinus – Accordion, Vocals

Joey Herrmann – Sound





​Gerhard Albinus Music

Gerhard Albinus


Hamilton, Ohio 45011



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