• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

The band formed in 1975 from members of the two already previously successfully groups Gospeltrans and Gospelband Sunshine from the Siegen area.

Their name Damaris Joy took the band members of a birth announcement in the newspaper.

At the end of the 1970s, the following orchestras emerged: Helmut Jost, singer and bass player, his brother Frieder Jost and Pit Naujoks on the electric guitars and acoustics, Ute Naujok’s singing, percussion and strings, Hans-Martin Wahler On the keyboard, Andy Braach on percussion, trombone and congas, Karl-Friedrich Wahler on drums and Ralf Freudenberg on sound engineering.

In the following years the band changed several times. The list of the band members includes Thomas Adam, Sebastian Cuthbert, Martin Stoeck and Armin Müller. After five years of concert activity, the band decided to produce a record.

Due to initial financial reservations from the Christian rock label Lord Records (today’s Gerth Media), the band recorded a live album in October 1981, the record became a very successful, so the first Studio album succeeded in the beginning of 1983.

Over the years, Damaris Joy has developed into one of the most successful Christian rock bands in Germany with sales of up to 8,000 units of their studio album Open Door before the dissolution at the end of 1988.

After fifteen years the band signed a limited comeback.

At the Promikon-Musikmesse in Giessen, the band was once again performing live at the gala “Forever Young – 50 years of Christian pop music in Germany”

More info at the Damaris Joy website.

Discography

Limited Edition

Gerth Medien 2002

Tracks: Limited Edition, Love Comes To Town, Take It As It Is, Night Of The Proms, Do You Ever Know, Love Is, Talk It Over, Pick Up The Fallen Ones, We´re Still Gathered At The Throne, Summer Rain, Any Time & Gentle Light.

Musicians on the Limited Editon album: Sebastian Cuthbert, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, & Helmut Jost.

Best Of Damaris Joy

Gerth Medien 1999

Tracks: Midnight, Open Door, Right Or Wrong, Tell Them, We Need You, Miracles, Feels So Good, Komm Lass Uns Gemeinsam Lernen, With Compliments, Your’e The Future And The Past, Die Frage, Ich Bin So Froh & Just For You.

Musicians on the Best Of album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

Ballads

Lord Records 1988

Tracks: Just For You, You’re So Good To Me, Friends, Verlorener Sohn, Hoffnung, Komm Lass Uns Gemeinsam Lernen, Wieder Zurück, (Un)Gelöste Fragen, A Willing Heart, Your’e The Future And The Past.

Musicians on the Ballads album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

Open Door

Lord Records 1987

Tracks: Open Door, Hold On, Tell Them, Learners, You´re So Good To Me, Right Or Wrong, Friends, Searching, Money & Just For You.

Musicians on the Open Door album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

Jubilee Tour ´85

Lord Records 1985

Tracks: Midnight, Spuren, Don’t Give Up, Miracles, We Need You, Feels So Good (Instrumental), Ich Bin So Froh, Hoffnung, Komm Lass Uns Gemeinsam Lernen & Wieder Zurück.

Musicians on the Jubilee Tour ´85 album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

With Compliments

Lord Records 1984

Tracks: With Compliments, We Kann Verstehen?, Miracles, Verlorener Sohn, A Willing Heart, Komm Lass Uns Gemeinsam Lernen, Ich Bin So Froh, Die Frage, True Believer & You’re The Future And The Past.

Musicians on the With Compliments album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

Revive Us

Lord Records 1983

Tracks: Who’s Gonna Lead You, Ganz Anders, Don’t Give Up, On My Way, Dein Blick, Revive Us, Was Erwarte Ich Von Gott, (Un)Gelöste Fragen, Not A Single Day, Graue Stadt, Get Away & Denn Er ist Liebe.

Musicians on the Revive Us album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

Live

Lord Records 1981

Tracks: I Wanna Thank You Lord, Blatt im Wind, Seine Liebe, Oft Denk’ ich, Preacherman, By’n By, Er Wartet Auf Dich, The Secret, Mein Leben Lang & Lebensuhr.

Musicians on the Live album: Ralf Freudenberg, Hans-Martin Wahler, Frieder Jost, Karl-Friedrich Wahler, Thomas Adam & Helmut Jost.

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