Bobby Leiser Founder/OwnerWith us since:
Monsterkonzert Hallenstadion Zurich 1968: Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Move, Eric Burdon & The New Animals, Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star-Club 1964, The Who at Woodstock 1968
Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two, Led Zeppelin – I
Van Morrison, The Who, Eric Burdon & The Animals
Peter Lemmenmeier OwnerWith us since:
Peter Gabriel – Secret World Tour 1994
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Yannick Leiser CEOWith us since:
Tina Turner 1996, Beyoncé 2016, Kendrick Lamar 2015
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories, Justice - Audio Video Disco, The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar
Cathya Leiser Project Management/SalesWith us since:
Tina Turner 1996, PJ Harvey 2001, Alice Russell 2012, Haim 2013, Nine Inch Nails 2013, Otis Taylor 2013, Prince 2013
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant, Frank Ocean – Channel Orange, Massive Attack – Mezzanine, Scissor Sisters – Night Work, Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Haim, Janelle Monáe, Queens Of The Stone Age, St. Vincent, Talking Heads
Lukas Zürcher Logistics/Quality ControlWith us since:
Papa Roach, Schüür Lucerne 2011
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Andy Brooks Freelance BacklinerWith us since:
Depends on his mood
e-Bass (back in 1988)
Urs Zimmermann Freelance BacklinerWith us since:
Mostly the ones he didn’t expect it from
Each in the right environment
Oliver Stöbe Freelance Backliner/Piano TunerWith us since:
Jamie Cullum Gurtenfestival 2011
Neville Brothers – Live on Planet Earth
The history of the Swiss Cheese and Chocolate Backline Ltd is tightly knit with the life of company owner and roadlegend Bobby A. Leiser. As a music-lover he realized early in life that his talent would not suffice for a successfull career on stage as a performing musician, but his love for the art and especially the rock'n'roll way of life fascinated him in such a way that at every cost he set out to find an opportunity to remain an integral part of this incredibly electifying world.
The multilingual Mr. Leiser, fluent in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish recognized early that the long term success of a band requires language skilled assistance taking over the communication beyond the technical, geographical and cultural boundaries with the promoters, all of this next to duties such as driver and/or stage technician.
Starting in the 60's intricate customs formalities between different countries started complicating many a travelling band's every day life on the road as Bobby A. Leiser stepped in to fill the gap by easily communicating with customs agents in their native languages and providing instruments of all kinds for touring musicians, at the same time making sure that the gear ultimately made it through all bureaucratic barriers and finally onto the stage where it belonged.
With lots of passion and at the time already more than 20 years of experience on the road with such bands as The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Steppenwolf, Uriah Heep, Procol Harum, ELP, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to show for, Bobby A. Leiser developed his business to perfection. For decades The Swiss Cheese and Chocolate Backline Ltd belongs to the elite group of backline service providers worldwide. Without our passion for music, our solid and reliable service would not be possible; always keeping an eye on the bigger picture without neglecting the importance of the detail.