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Sev’s Cellar – Britta Wolfert

theBorderline 8 September 2022 986 130 4

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Born in harbour town Hamburg, Germany, Britta grew up in a small house with her parents, uncle, aunt and grandmother, sharing a room with her sister. They say she sang before talking.

None of the family members shared her passion for music, as children were to be seen not heard, so she secretly listened to short wave radio late at night under her blanket.

Sundays mornings however, she was allowed to listen to a variety of jazz and swing coming from the kitchen radio while her mother prepared Sunday dinner. Her ears glued to the small speaker, Britta listened to Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Django Reinhardt and others.

She bought her first guitar with money earned with her first job, working in the kitchen of a senior citizen residence at age 14.

Britta taught herself to play guitar, soon playing and singing popular folk, pop and rock tunes in folk clubs in and around Hamburg. With her friends, she regularly hung out in cellar clubs, listening to Dixieland and other jazz til the wee hours of morning, often driving to the nearby city of Lübeck.

After moving to Canada in 1983, Britta performed in and around Sault Ste Marie and later helped form the all-female band ‘Champagne Breakfast’ with four other women, successfully playing at the iconic Zak’s club and other bars, then at Northern Lights Festival Boreal Sudbury, where she later also appeared with the recording band, the ‘Wailing Aztecs.’

Britta’s first solo album, MOONSTONE was released in 2013. And in December 2018, Britta Wolfert’s jazz infused album SOLITüDE was issued. Both records were produced and engineered with Rusty McCarthy.


“SEV’S CELLAR” // with Sev Micron

A classically trained musician with a penchant for the punk music. Sev has played in numerous bands, on keyboards, drums and voice. Tulpa, with John Bottomley, holds a special place and so do the rock punkers, Throbbin’ Hoods. Sneaking up on 40 years of experience in a variety of mediums, Sev Micron engineers Muzicare Productions and has produced a good number of indie artists. Songwriting is another of Sev’s many and considerable talents.

And it wouldn’t be right to not mention that Sev loves animals, dogs especially (hi Bella), and that cooking is a forte! Peace and love are big fans, too.

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

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Britta Wolfert

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