Yannick Leiser CEO

With us since:
2009
Favorite concert:
Tina Turner 1996, Beyoncé 2016, Kendrick Lamar 2015
Favorite album:
Dr. Dre - Compton, Justice - Audio Video Disco, The Roots - Things Fall Apart, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Nine Tonight
Favorite artist:
Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar

Cathya Leiser Project Management/Sales

With us since:
2001
Favorite concert:
Tina Turner 1996, PJ Harvey 2001, Nine Inch Nails 2013, Prince 2013, Savages 2016, Chassol 2016, Beyoncé 2016
Favorite album:
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange, David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant, Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Favorite artist:
Janelle Monáe, Savages, Rufus Wainwright, Björk, Scissor Sisters

Bobby Leiser Founder/Owner

With us since:
Always
Favorite concert:
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
Favorite album:
Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two, Led Zeppelin – I
Favorite artist:
Van Morrison, The Who, Eric Burdon & The Animals

Peter Lemmenmeier Owner

With us since:
2009
Favorite concert:
Peter Gabriel – Secret World Tour 1994
Favorite album:
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Favorite artist:
Peter Gabriel



Lukas Zürcher Logistics/Quality Control

With us since:
2012
Favorite concert:
Billy Joel 2017 - Madison Square Garden, NYC
Slash 2010 - Zurich
Bruce Springsteen 2016 - Zurich
Favorite album:
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Favorite artist:
Billy Joel, Queen, Foo Fighters

Jürg Klossner Maintenance & Repairs

With us since:
2016
Favorite concert:
Out In The Green Festival 1991 - Frauenfeld
Favorite album:
Vinyl & Schellac
Favorite artist:
The Allman Brothers, ToTo, Genesis, The Sweet, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Dire Straits

Martina Stutz Backline Tech

With us since:
2014
Favorite concert:
Justin Bieber 2017
Favorite album:
Die Doofen - Melodien für Melonen
Favorite artist:
Zillertaler Schürzenjäger

Andy Brooks Backline Tech

With us since:
1994
Favorite concert/band:
Depends on his mood
Instrument
e-Bass (back in 1988)
Favorite color:
Kawasaki blue

Urs Zimmermann Backline Tech

With us since:
2006
Favorite concert:
Mostly the ones he didn’t expect it from
Instrument
Each in the right environment
Favorite artist:
Always changing

Mats Kolb Backline Tech

With us since:
2014
Favorite concert:
Eivind Aarset 2017, Le Singe Biel-Bienne
Favorite album:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Favorite artist:
Manu Chao

Jan Lüthi Backline Tech

With us since:
2015
Favorite concert:
Radiohead 2006 - Rock oz'Arènes
Favorite album:
Vinyl: Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Digital: Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Favorite artist:
Ryan Adams and the Unknown Band

Simon Gerber Backline Tech

With us since:
2017
Favorite concert:
Bill Frisell Trio - Village Vanguard NYC
Favorite album:
Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Favorite artist:
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack

Garðar Eðvaldsson Backline Tech

With us since:
2017
Favorite concert:
Ari Hoening Quartet 2017 - Smalls NYC
Favorite album:
Jorge Rossy Quintet - Stay There
Favorite artist:
Mark Turner

Oliver Stöbe Backline Tech/Piano Tuner

With us since:
2012
Favorite concert:
Jamie Cullum Gurtenfestival 2011
Favorite album:
Neville Brothers – Live on Planet Earth
Favorite artist:
Many

Shynar Leiser Cycle Counter

With us since:
2017
Favorite concert:
Zemfira 2007 - Almaty KZ, Beyoncé 2016 - Zurich, Alicia Keys 2017 - Basel
Favorite album:
Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
Favorite artist:
Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Lady Antebellum, One Republic, P!nk

Io Security

With us since:
2015
Favorite concert:
Puppy Riot
Favorite album:
Snoop Dogg - Tha Doggfather
Favorite artist:
Howlin' Wolf

History

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.