ALL THE WRONG PLACES                   Out Now!    5/31/2024


"All The Wrong Places" is an empowerment anthem, encouraging listeners to find their own identity and confidently forge their own path. Julian Rybarski switches between different narrative perspectives, from personally addressing another person to a shared sense of togetherness that conveys hope and cohesion. "It's about no one else being able to tell you who you should be or what's important to you. You have the power to make your own decisions and determine who you are and what feels right for you. At a time when people are forcefully pushing towards a perceived 'normal' (which never was and which always has been toxic) and want to move forward into the past, I believe that this is an important message," says Rybarski. For the eclectic mix of sixties soul, brass, crisp guitars and catchy harmony vocals, Julian and his band once again create a modern soundscape.


The musical inspiration from the Sixties has also led to the single being available in two equal versions at the same time: A modern mix and a throwback version, which has been sonically processed as if it were a lost gem, only recently recovered from an analogue studio and coming to us from February of 1965 (approximately). Of course, everyone may choose their favourite themselves - or enjoy both versions!


"I hope that by listening to this song, people will not only be inspired to dance, but also to take action and empower themselves," Julian adds. "My goal is for them to feel inspired not only to empower themselves, but also to encourage others to do the same."


Julian Rybarski is known for his captivating melodies and profound lyrics that seek to convey a sense of hope - "All The Wrong Places" is no exception. With this new single, he once again shows his talent and ability to move people with his music.




Julian Rybarski: Vocals, electric guitar

Manuel Blase: Electric bass, backing vocals

Mario Stork: Keyboard, backing vocals

Matthias Plewka: Drums, percussion, backing vocals

Hendrik Freund: Trumpet

René Lankeit: Saxophone

Marc Lankeit: Trombone


Engineered and mastered by Marcus Kötter at Tresohr Studios


Artwork by Christoph Lammert after an idea by Barbara Christ

LIVE AT THE SACRED HALLS             Out Now! 5/31/2024

LIVE AT THE SACRED HALLS is a six-track live EP, recorded live at Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche during 2022's Szeniale Festival. It presents the highlights from an intense set and showcases the band's capability to bring Julian's studio creations to the stage to full effect. Playing before a packed house, all the musicians giving their all, this is, as they say, the next best thing to being at a concert. And the next best thing still has the word "best" in it, right?

Recreate the wonderful atmosphere of this live event at your home, while you travel, run, jump around the meadows, or whenever and wherever you stream your music.


Available now, available everywhere!




Julian Rybarski: Vocals, electric guitar

Manuel Blase: Electric bass, backing vocals

Mario Stork: Keyboard, backing vocals

Matthias Plewka: Drums, percussion, backing vocals

Laura Schulte Sasse: Saxophone

Tumen Dondukov: Saxophone

René Lankeit: Trombone


Engineered by: Matthias Plewka, Marcus Kötter

Mastered by Marcus Kötter at Tresohr Studios


Artwork by Christoph Lammert


MARCH 24:                                            STAND BY!                                        Currently recording...


Trommelwirbel! Am 15. Dezember wird die Premiere meines Videos I CAUGHT MYSELF gefeiert! und da dieses für mich ganz besondere Video in meiner Heimat Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf mit vielen Freund*innen gedreht wurde, möchte ich die Premiere genauso gestalten.
Im Café Ütelier gibt es ab 18:00 Uhr ein exklusives Screening, bevor das Video überhaupt weltweit online geht!
Das ist toll, aber ihr wollt noch mehr? Bekommt ihr: Nach dem Screening gibt es selbstverständlich noch Livemusik mit meinem Trio!
Das Ganze kostet keinen Eintritt, und ich freue mich riesig, wenn ich euch alle im Ütelier begrüßen darf. 
Es wäre großartig, wenn ihr euch vorher anmeldet: .

15. Dezember 2023
18 Uhr
Café Ütelier 
Bochumer Straße 114
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Kein Eintritt. Um Anmeldung wird gebeten.

Live Music
Julian Rybarski - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Manuel Blase - Vocals, Bass
Matthias Plewka - Vocals, Drums

Videography: Ole-Kristian Heyer


Produced by 99 rockets records


Location: Café Ütelier


Julian Rybarski - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Songwriting, Arrangement, Production
Mario Stork - Piano
Manuel Blase - Electric Bass
Matthias Plewka - Drums, Percussion

Hendrik Freund Horns
Hendrik Freund - Trumpet
René Lankeit - Saxophone
Marc Lankeit - Trombone

Recorded at Tresohr Studios, Oberhausen

99 rockets records

Diese Veranstaltung wird vom Referat Kultur der Stadt Gelsenkirchen gefördert.

13 OCTOBER: I CAUGHT MYSELF has arrived!

My  new single "I Caught Myself" shows another musical side of myself: The ballad stands out for its dynamics and deep narrative style. It's a mini-epic, a whole story, the most condensed form of a pop song that creates images in the mind. As a classic "torch song", the song pays homage to a long tradition that began in jazz and has produced many highlights in soul, pop, and rock. 


"I Caught Myself" is more than just a song; it is an emotional dialogue – but whether there is someone, anyone, on the other side is not answered. It is a hymn for those who stay behind and for those who are steadfast, despite the silence that surrounds them. 


The voice delicately, tentatively begins, searching for a path not only in words, but also in its own sound. Questions, uncertainties, and lack of answers make it stronger, but also more desperate, until it climbs through the octaves and dynamic possibilities, completely unleashed, shouting, screaming, roaring, before finally drawing a conclusion, quietly, almost without foundation.


The song accompaniment is provided by a seven-piece band on "I Caught Myself". The individual instruments fade into the background and form more than the sum of their parts as a body of sound, in order to illuminate, reflect, and comment on the multi-layered emotions of the song. The music says what the words fail to articulate. The combination of classical influences and modern elements creates an immersive listening experience that captivates the audience.


"I Caught Myself" is available now and can be streamed and downloaded on all major music platforms. It's an evocative release that takes my musical journey in an exciting new direction.


18 August: SEVEN YEARS OF is here!

The song jumps right into the story: "Seven Years Of" is a powerful, angry rock anthem with soul influences that deals with the topic of toxic relationships and describes a way out of these difficult situations. It addresses the topic of toxic relationships and the feeling of being trapped and manipulated by a narcissistic personality in an honest and sensitive way. The song not only conveys the message of personal perseverance and self-discovery, but also encourages people to break the harmful cycles and break the "spell" that prevents healthy development and a fulfilling life.


Vocally and instrumentally, "Seven Years Of" is laid out between soul and rock music, my guitar playing, and vocals that are accompanied by a six-piece band with brass and piano. Today's themes are dealt with in a classic yet modern sound in a dense, multi-layered arrangement. 


"Seven Years Of" is my latest release and continues his success as an aspiring rock musician. The single is now available to stream and download on all leading music platforms. I would like to invite you to discover the song and be inspired by its powerful message.

July 2023:                                                Hey! While I'm recording new music, keep yourself entertained with my (not really very) old stuff - new tracks coming your way soon!

November 11:                                      Wishing everyone                                 BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!                   My new single AND my new EP are here!

October 21:                                                    SAME, SAME, SAME (No Difference)     is here!

August 19:                                        ALISON & HENRY have arrived!

Listen Now!

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