In the early 1980â€™s, Marco Paganini was the lead vocalist in the Hannover based rock group Viva. At the time he was singing in the pioneering English metal band Tygers of Pan Tang, when he was discovered by Barbara Schenker at a double bill with The Scorpions. Rudolph Schenker invited him to join them on their return to Germany and taking them up on the offer Marco and Barbara formed Viva together. Being one of the top European acts at the time, Marco recorded 2 LPâ€™s with Viva, before embarking on a solo career.
Along with Viva guitarist Ralph Murphy, Marco returned to Switzerland to form the group Paganini. Their first release â€śWeapon of loveâ€ť, spawned the hit â€śBerlin by nightâ€ť, which reached the charts in Germany thru, and as well landed on the movie soundtrack for â€śAlpha cityâ€ť. The follow-up album â€śItâ€™s a long way to the topâ€ť saw chart action again and earned them the offer of support act for Motley Crue on their â€śTheater of painâ€ť tour.
Several releases followed thru the years including the album â€śDetoxâ€ť which Marco recorded together with Angie Schiliro, one time guitarist with Kingdom Come . Two singles entitled â€śMy lifeâ€ť and â€śFollow the sunâ€ť saw Marco reunited with his old producer Vic Vergeat of the rock group â€śToadâ€ť
In 2003, the current incarnation of Paganini was formed and recorded the Long Play CD "Esoterrorism" and the follow up CD "Resurrection". After touring in support of those CDÂ´s they teamed up with Gerhard Magin (Crematory, Mystic Circle, etc) to record a full length CD of new original material entitled "Medicine Man". This new release will be their second on their own label "PaZouZou Records", which is distributed worldwide by NL Distibution of Germany.