Andreas Gabalier

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About Andreas Gabalier

Andreas Gabalier is an Austrian singer-songwriter whose blend of traditional Alpine folk and contemporary country-rock has led to immense regional success and an Arnold Schwarzenegger collaboration. • Gabalier and his three siblings grew up in Graz, Austria. In addition to singing and writing songs, he plays the accordion. • While studying law, Gabalier released his 2009 debut, Da komm’ ich her. • Gabalier’s father and sister Elisabeth died from suicide within two years of one another. The tragedies inspired 2009’s “Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder,” translating to “one day we’ll meet again.” • Andreas’ 2015 album Mountain Man topped the German charts. The LP includes “Hulapalu,” a Gabalier-penned yodeling song with more than 200 million streams. • His traditional style extends to his performances. His legions of fans often show up to concerts in dirndls and lederhosen. • As of 2021, six of the singer’s albums—including 2020’s A Volks-Rock'n'Roll Christmas—have reached No. 1 on the Austrian charts. • The singer is a staunch supporter of traditional Austrian values, and some have labeled him nationalistic, chauvensitic, and homophobic. Some critics even claim there are hidden right-wing messages in his lyrics and album artwork. • In 2019, Gabalier released a motivational collaboration with another famous Austrian, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Performed in English, “Pump It Up (The Motivation Song)” features various popular catchphrases from the movie star’s career.

Graz, Austria
November 21, 1984

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