General Information

Year of Foundation:  1988
  • 1988 founded by 4 amateur musicians, first performances as "Windner Bärn Buam" at small events, birthday parties etc. 
  • 1990 expanded to a sextet --> Oberkrainer, many performances, including concerts in France
  • 1994 rock version "Motorschodn" with the same musicians
  • 1998 participated in Krone der Volksmusik, own recording "Achtung wir kommen" - CD with self composed songs, radio performances in Switzerland and Austria
  • 2000 performances with Schlager stars such as Simone, Waterloo, Raabtal Dirndln
  • 2003 changed the band name to Bärenstark
  • 2004 own rock event with bands such as  "Bughouse", Doc Zorro, No Notes, Elfish, Stormbringer
  • 2005 support band of Die Seer, performance at the New Year's Trail Vienna
  • 2007 charity gigs with Nina Stern, Kurt Elsasser, charity event in Schäffern with the Krieglachern
  • 2010 various performances, wedding of Hoffmann Micha, Starmania casting participant, finalist 
  • 2011 organization of the Burgenland  Evening DDSG, ORF Radiofrühschoppen Anradeln
  • 2012 performances in Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria

Lineup/Description of Style


Band Members:
Bierbaum Gerhard (accordion, keyboard, trombone)
Bierbaum Robert (bass, trumpet)
Pingitzer Christiane (guitar, bass)
Maszl Richard (guitar, trumpet, keyboard, baritone)
Gonter Wolfgang (drums, electric bass)
Gaspar Thomas (clarinet, saxophone)


Guest musicians:
Kern Alfred (clarinet, saxophone)
Spiess Manfred (clarinet, saxophone)


Style Description:
Oberkrainer, Bohemian brass music, Schlager, evergreens, rock and pop songs, charts

Discography, Performances, Projects


  • 1998: Achtung wir kommen (MV Knöbl)

Contact, Links

Contact Person:  Bierbaum Gerhard
Website:  baerenstark.at
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