February 2014

We are very delighted to announce now the release of the new formation MARBLEWOOD and its selftitled debut album. This new project is a team-up between Marc Walser and Arie Bertogg of Ginger and drummer Dave Zurbuchen, who has joined Ginger behind the drum kit for the summer and fall shows 2013. Check www.marblewood.net for further information about concerts and releases.

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October 2013

After a fantastic festival summer (Herzberg! Finkenbach!) we proudly announce our next couple of - and so far last - shows.

The legendary Has Club Festival is hosting us on October 12th at midnight. The line-up features many of our friends and musical idols, such as Strange Shape, Last Avenue, Prepaid Dueruem, AoxoToxoa...

The following friday, October 18th, we will play a fundraising show for Zurichs soup kitchen, together with our frieds of AnamTara. We are proud to announce a special guest on dilruba, an indian instrument, for that evening.

On November 1st and 2nd we will follow the invitations reaching us from Abbey Road Vinyl in Kassel and Vinylreservat in Göttingen. The friday night at Panoptikum Club in Kassel will be our first show in town and we are looking forward to share stage with 'Die Andalusischen Hunde'. The following evening we will return to the legendary Vinylreservat anniversary party, which has always been a touring highlight for us. This year, HP&Motion will be hosting 70ies riff rockers 'WolveSpirit' and danish souly blues heroes 'Reverend Shine Snake Oil Co.' We are enlightened to share stage with them. The party will take place at Stilbrvch, near Campus Göttingen.

The sad news is that Micha Bütikofer on trumpet, guitars and vocals will not join us for those 4 shows. Accompanying us will be Dave Zurbuchen on drums (whose name should not be new to passionate followers of swiss psychedelic music) and Jerry Schmidli on Keys, both of them had been featured during this years' summer festivals already. For the time after the announced shows, no further activities for Ginger are planned. Our heads are full of ideas and our hearts full of fire for new projects. The studio is readily waiting for us to realize them. The emerging - yet nameless - group results as a continuing cooperation of Ginger's core team Ariane Bertogg & Marc Walser.

We will keep up this site and keep you posted about any news, shows and releases on behalf of old and new cooperations. Stay tuned and don't miss the chance to see one of probably the last shows!

PS: Seahorse on Vinyl will be sold out soon!

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May 2013

Our collaboration with guest singer George Vaine and keyboard player Jerry Schmidli starts bearing fruit. New song material has been compiled and a lot of jamming has been done. We're also very happy and proud to welcome Dave Zurbuchen on drums as a part of the ginger family!

Get teased with our new song 'Lost Years':

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March 2013

After a year´s break we are back and happy to announce the next upcoming shows and festivals:

11. 5.2013 - Doors Celebration Zürich:
We will play at the 15th anniversary of the famous "Doors Celebration" parties at Alte Kaserne. Sharing stage with us will be the wonderfully gifted blues singer George Vaine, who had already honoured us with his appearance on the song "Father" on our latest album, Seahorse.
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31.5.2013 - Wudzdog Dornstadt:
As in 2011 we will again be playing our own jamstage this year. The festival lasts 4 days from May 30 until June 2. The Flowerstage will be opened on Friday and Saturday. Limited tickets!
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Finkenbach - imagine Woodstock in the good old german Odenwald. THE open air festival organized by THE german krautrock heroes GURU GURU. We feel honoured to perform on Saturday 17th of August at their own festival, which celebrates the 40 years anniversary of that legendary group!

More dates soon to come...

January 2012

Dear friends and supporters, we wish you all a happy and successful 2012!

2011 was an eventful year for us. It saw the release of two albums: "From the Road" and the second studio work "Seahorse". Both of them are available for download in our "Sound" section. If you would like to order a physical copy you can do this here

Besides of releasing those 2 albums, we conducted our usual fall tour and had our 5 year anniversary concert with very special guest COLOUR HAZE. Thanks again to Stefan, Manfred and Philipp for coming to Zürich and sharing stage with us! And thanks for everybody who came out to see us and made that evening unforgettable! Check out the pictures and videos here.

We are proudly informing you about the birth of the first Ginger baby: Little Patricia Olivia Bertogg was born on December 23rd, at 8:54 pm.
Therefore Ginger are currently taking their announced break. But no worries: We'll be back one way or another... latest next year! In the meantime keep on checking by regularly for new reviews, videos, pictures, uploads and the latest news!

October 2011

One year after our debut Ginger present you the second album 'SEAHORSE' before taking a longer break. The new creation features a broad variety of different songs and styles, convincing with athmospheric compositions, subtle arrangements and densely woven soundwalls. Featuring a couple of guest musicians on the organ, the cello and the vocals this is Gingers most elaborate studio work so far. Get your copy on CD or on finest quality 180g vinyl!

The swiss release party will take place October 28th in Zürich together with COLOUR HAZE!

Order directly here / CD 25 Fr/15€ - Vinyl 30Fr/20€

You can download the whole album for free!

Download - Ginger - Seahorse ZIP (113 MB)

Record Info PDF (1.0MB)



September 2011

The last show for 2011 will be taking place at Alte Kaserne in Zürich - we will be sharing stage with no one else but Colour Haze! A musical journey with the legendary stonerrock powertrio from Munich is our gift to our faithful supporters and a decent way to close an intense period of almost 5 years, over 150 live shows and tens of thousands of kilometers on the road. Ginger will be taking a break from touring for the first half of 2012 to explore more of this planet, to focus on our professional careers and for taking care of the expected offspring.


Ginger are currently in the studio, recording and mixing their second full length album. The new album entitled "Seahorse" will feature a couple of guest musicians' appearances as well as some brand new song material. It will be available by October 7th from our homepage for free download and at our live shows on vinyl and cd.

News beyond that: our music is now available from Green Brain Mailorder in Germany and from Record Heaven in Sweden. We would like to thank Johan and Wolfgang for the cooperation!'

June 2011

After an eventful year we are proud to annouce our new live album "From the Road". Recorded during our tour through Germany in November 2010 and on our New Years Eve Show in Zürich, those 9 Songs represent the actual technical knowhow and the bands wide stylistic range.Featuring old and new as well as previously unreleased songs, you can here get some kind of journey through our 4 years of band history,

And for the lovers of the music of the 1960s and 1970s we got two fine cover versions of songs by Pink Floyd and Van Morrison.

Order directly HERE: CD 25 Fr / 15 €

Download - Ginger - From the Road ZIP (105 MB)

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April 2011

After a long winter, Ginger are back with a lot of good news and live dates for you:

We will do a short tour with 3 shows on easter holidays in Germany. During that tour we will have the chance to open up for Todd Wolfe, who's been known best for playing guitar with Sheryl Crow. Just a week later we will support the british bluesman Danny Bryant at Sounddock14 in Dietikon and another two weeks later we have the honour to share the bill with german shooting star Henrik Freischlader in Frauenfeld. Check out the events on our Facebook page and on our website.

This upcoming summer will see not only the release of the new live album, but also a bunch of nice festivals: We have been added to the line-up of a few great festivals for this summer. We are especially looking forward to play Fusion Festival near Berlin on Friday July 1st, which has sold out its 55'000 tickets within 48 hours.
We will also perform at the Woodstock Festival in Dornstadt on June 24th and 25th and at Schlauer Bauer Openair in Wetzikon on August 12th as well as at Woodstock Forever in Thüringen on August 13th.

The next show in our hometown will be on Mai 21st at the Kubaa in Affoltern-Zurich, there we'll be supported by 'Smells Vintage'' also from Zurich.

We are proud to announce a new upcoming album: the live recordings from our falltour 2010 are currently being compiled and mixed for a full-length live album. One featured song of this live album is taken from our NYE show in Zurich, guess which one it is, write us an email and win a CD!

On archive.org the whole show can be downloaded or streamed in soundboard qualitiy.
The live pics of the NYE show can be found in the Ginger gallery.


December 2010
We want to thank everyone who came out to see us play on our epic August-Bebel-Tour in November! It was a success and we enjoyed ourselves very much. We even conducted a little "art project"; a dogma-inspired photo series that's called "progressive decay in 11 steps". Check out the pictures in our Archive! Currently we are busy listening our way through all the live tapes from the tour. Who knows, maybe there will be a new live record release next year?

By now we are able again to deliver LPs: finest quality 180g vinyl! Those who ordered a vinyl on tour and have not received it yet - please contact us! Unfortunately not all address information from the list were clearly readable and we might have got something wrong.

On New Year's Eve we'll play a very special show at the famous 'Doors Celebration' Party in Zürich! Event on Facebook


We will be touring Europe again in April. If you want us to come to your hometown and got a suggestion where to play, please contact us! We wish you a rocking-and-rolling x-mas holiday and hope to see you soon again on the road!

We still have a couple of GINGER-JAMBAND-TSHIRTS left, so if you want one, be quick!

October 2010
Ginger is gonna be on tour in Germany in November 2010. We want to see all the german gingerheads somewhere out there! After the realese of our debut album this summer, we hope to record enough decent material for the first Ginger live record on vinyl!

New in our merch are the brand new GINGER-JAMBAND-TSHIRTS! Order your piece in white or handmade tie-dye with black printed-on logo. They are available in men's and girlie's cut, in the sizes M, L and XL (only men). Because they are handmade, every piece is unique! If you want to reserve one just email us.


September 2010
The first reviews from our debut album 'Going through Arlanda' are online. Check them out here!

August 2010
We proudly announce our next show in Switzerland together with the German jamband 'Mars Mushrooms we'll play at the Dynamo in Zürich.


July 2010
Burg Herzberg Festival was fantastic!
We want to thank everyone that came out for seeing us and grabbing a copy of our new album, all the other good bands for the inspiration and all the freaks and hippies to spread the good athmosphere.
In our Gallery you can see a couple snapshots from our 7 sets throughout those 4 days. We even uploaded the audio files to the two sets we played on saturday. They are available here for free download!

We are happy and proud to announce that our long awaited debute "Going through Arlanda" finally has arrived.

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To Order your copy either on CD or Vinyl drop us a line here (CD 25 Fr/15 Euro - Vinyl 30 Fr/ 20 Euro)

You can also download your MP3 copy for free here.
Watch the trailer to get in tune...

Mai 2010
Thanks to everyone making the 10 years Flower Power at Salzhaus anniversary celebration a great evening. Good food, good music, good vibes... special thanks to Roger, Vasco and the Salzhaus-team, it was a pleasure! 

April 2010
Ginger is happy and proud to announce that we were officially added to this years lineup at legendary Burg Herzberg Festival. We will play a set on the freakstage and for all those who haven´t got enough after that: you will even find us jamming at the beer tent.

Another premiere will be our appearance at Festicheyres in Neuchâtel on July 10th - it will be our first show in the Romandie, the french speaking part of Switzerland!