Auditions, Hörproben, Alben

The music of SWW includes different styles of music. You'll find on each album and on stage "straight ahead" songs, but also songs for to think about.  In the center of all is rock. Influences are:

Kansas, Wishbone Ash, Trevor Rabin, Vertical Horizon, Kerry Livgren, Toto, also classical music.

Subsequent albums were produced by the band SOUTH-WEST-WIND between 2003 and 2020.

Songs of


includes always

a kind of magic.

No matter if it's something of rhythm, a special riff, a melody line, a great sound of instruments or what ever. Each song has to have something like magic.  Then songs are produced until the end. And finally, it is your personal taste in music that determines what is played. So enjoy the songs of the band.

Re In Car Nation(on demand and as download in net)

The album was named so, because it is a successor album to the album "Masquerade". It contains songs from the years 2012 to 2019. The sung titles were mostly completed and finalized in 2018. Overall, the album has 14 titles, 2  instrumentals, It represents songs after the album "Masquerade" and therefore you could say it is the following album after "Masquerade". Also with the post-production in 2018 and -19, The last song is a coming down to silence.

Released 2019 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius

RE IN CAR NATION, a post-production in 2018 and -19, released in 2020

Re In Car Nation

Hörproben / Auditions

Best of the Rest (on demand)

This album contains songs from the years 2009 to 2012. The sung titles were mostly completed and finalized in 2018. Overall, the album has 14 titles, some instrumental, some sung. It represents songs between the albums "Paradise Road", "Masquerade" and "Silent Ocean". With the post-production in 2018, however, also flowed in current sounds and ideas.

Released 2018 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius

BEST OF THE REST, songs from the years 2009 to 2012, completed and finalized in 2018

BEST of the REST

Old/New  album

Hörproben / Auditions

Copyright @ All Rights Reserved SWM

* Instrumentals

Cross Culture Club (on demand)

CROSS CULTURE CLUB is a collection of ethnical songs, created between 2006 und 2018. Influences of different cultures across the world are in worked in the songs. There are african, arabian, asian and european elements inside the single songs. It is no album of the band which you could expect normally, because there are no rocksongs. This album is'nt already listet on internetsides for music download. Just available here.

Released 2018 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius

CROSS CULTURE CLUB created and produced between 2006 and 2018


instrumental album

Hörproben / Auditions

Silent Ocean (on demand and as download in net)

SILENT OCEAN was a self made challenge to produce an instrumental album. Everyone nows, without vocals it's much more difficult to create instrumental interesting songs. This album includes very different songs, from easy going to Progrock songs, a wide range, but always there's an element of guitar within the songs. As an bonus track you find on the end of the album a reproduced song, called "I Don't know Why". This bonus track is the only one song with vocals. Released 2014 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius

SILENT OCEAN  Produced 2011-2014


instrumental album

Hörproben / Auditions


(on demandcand as download in net)

MASQUERADE was the second album of the Band. The intension was to make more rock songs on the album. So the band left more an more the influences of folkrock and went to rock until progressiv rock. Also you'll find on the album emotional ballades. Released 2010 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius.

MASQUERADE produced 2009-2010


Hörproben / Auditions

Paradise Road

(on demand and as download in net)

PARADISE ROAD is a street in Cape Town, Southafrica. The first album of the band includes many impressions of the atmosphare of the Western Cape, down on the top of Southafrica. A really nice and magical region on the planet. Easy going songs are in change to heavy rock songs and also often folk rock songs. Released 2006 by SOUTH-WEST-MUSIC, John Abius

PARADISE ROAD produced 2003-2006


Hörproben / Auditions

Download songs here

Line up 2010
Line up 2010/11 (Festhalle Winnweiler)
Cooperated musicians. Marco
Musicians 2006
Cooperated musicians, Thorsten
Cooperated musicians, Marco
The old german lady
Privat concert 2008
Rehearsal in Berlin
John Abius on GW Tele
Thomas Rönnfeldt on drums
Rehearsal in Berlin
John Abius on Hamer
Tools in the studio
Thomas Rönnfeldt on drums (Rehearsal in Berlin)
In the studio Kaiserslautern
Joe Le Vine on 5 string Warwick in the studio
In the studio Kaiserslautern
Gig at SWR Baden-Baden
SWW on tv-stage in Baden-Baden 2012
John Abius on his Strat
SWW in preparation
Sentryturn on stage Badehaisel, open air
Thomas on drums (Badehaisel)
SWW (Badehaisel, outside, open air)
Julius (sound) at work + Mathias (light & effects)
SWW on stage (Badehaisel)
SWW on stage(Badehaisel)
SWW on stage
Stefan on base
Lead vox by Julia
SWW on stage (Badehaisel)
Your Life on stage (Badehaisel)
After the gig (the team + bands)
SWW on stage (Ludwigshafen), Line up: Peter-g+vox, Julia-Kb+vox, Stefan-bass, John-g+vox
John on strat
SWW check on stage (Ludwigshafen)
Inside Badehaisel 2012, John on Fender Stratocaster
SWW on stage (inside Badehaisel)
Julia at work
Julius at work
SWW on stage (St. Martin)
John on Hamer
SWW on stage (Stefan-bass, Jörg + Pingo guest musicians on perc., Julia-kb,vox, John-guit,vox)
J.A. playing "Your Life"
Julia + John (privat gig)
John on strat (Reichenbach-Steegen)
SWW on stage (Reichenbach-Steegen)
John on strat
After the gig???
SWW on stage (Pan Vinothek, Germersheim)
SWW on stage (PAN Vinothek, Germersheim)
SWW on stage (PAN Vinothek, Germersheim), Peter, Julia, John
John, Vogelwoog Kaiserslautern
SWW live in Kaiserslautern 2014
Julia on Keyboards
J.A. on stage in Kaiserslautern
SWW live in Kaiserslautern 2014
SWW on stage in Rockenhausen
J.A. on Strat
Julia on Hohner E-Acoustic
J.A. on GW Tele
John on Hamer (Irish Pub, Speyer)
Julia (Irish Pub, Speyer)
John on Hagström (Irish Pub, Speyer)
SWW on stage (Irish Pub, Speyer)
SWW (Rehearsal, Lambrecht 2014)
Micha (Rehearsal, Lambrecht 2014)
SWW (Wustock festival 2015)
SWW (St. Martin, 2015)
"Your Life" at St. Martin 2015
SWW on stage 2016, Petershof, Erbach
SWW (Petershof, Erbach, 2016)
John + Michael (studio session)
J.A. on Saz
Rare picture, Julia on guitar
Spanish Theme
Studio Kaiserslautern
Studio Kaiserslautern
Zikhana from KFM, Cape Town S.A. (our visit at the station)
Barbara, 94,5 Kfm, Cape Town, S.A.
Inside kfm, the strongest station in S.A.
John Abius (rehearsal & studio klang-scheune, Insheim)
Before the next step (rehearsal & studio klang-scheune, Insheim 2017)
Thomas on his upright
Currently line up SOUTH-WEST-WIND
Julia on Keyboards
Mozart & Julia
Mozart & Julia
Julia & J.A.Amadeus
Julius on Drums
John Abius on Strat
Daniel und Gretsch
Daniel und Gretsch
The british green guitar

Slideshow at the bottom

Fotos / Diaschau ganz unten


The band is preparing their new stage programm.

No Tour Dates Currently Scheduled.

Several gigs will be expecting at the  in 2019.




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Kaiserslautern, May 2018

Impressum: H.Hennig

Ohlkasterhohl 11

D 67657 Kaiserslautern

Tel.: ++49 631 311 78 02.

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