Gate 21 repertoire covers assorted bands like Toto, The Beatles, Phil Collins, Chris Cornell and many others.
We play mostly covers and have a show divided into 2 sets of 45 minutes. Some of the covers we play are:
Back in the USSR
Don’t Chain My Heart
In the Air Tonight
Walking by Myself
Hold the Line
Hard to Handle
Diavolo in Me
You Know my Name
With a Little Help from my Friends
Gate 21 is an evolution since its founding in early 90's by Marc Fettarappa and Alex Smouha (originally called "The Darts").
Across the years, many friends and renowned local musicians have been part of the band like Alvin Williams, Florian Sonnemann, Dennis Watson, Carlos Sprenger, Laurence Quiquerez, Bruno Chatelain, Alain Gaberell, Jean-Pierre Dorner, Darko Milojkovic, Jaco Dwek, ("RockAddiXion" area), Rafael Ruiz to name a few... A special mention goes to Sabine Piantella ("RockAddiXion" area) who has saved Gate 21 with panache on extremely short notice for a gig during the pandemic!
During the Darts and RockAddixion periods, the band performed at the famous CERN Hardronic festival but also at Gena Festival and supported the UK British Blues Award winner and 4 time European Blues Awards nominee Bex Marshall on her debut album "Bootleg" Swiss tour.
The band was renamed "Gate 21" after our bass player Andy Simha who spends a lot of time at airport gates ! Felix Weber and Thierry Paley respectively took on the drumming and the singing. To no small measure of Andy's making, Francesca Molteni filled in after Thierry took on other activities.