Pink Cream 69

Pink Cream 69 is a German hard rock/heavy metal band founded in 1987 in Karlsruhe by Andi Deris, Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou and Alfred Koffler. The band gained their first contract by winning music magazine Metal Hammer 's newcomer competition in Ludwigsburg one year after forming. In 1994, Andi Deris left the band to join German power metal band Helloween. He was replaced by British singer David Readman in August 1994.

Pink Cream 69
OriginKarlsruhe, Germany
Years active1987–present
Associated acts
MembersAlfred Koffler
David Readman
Chris Schmidt
Roman Beselt
Marco Wriedt
Past membersDennis Ward
Kosta Zafiriou
Andi Deris
Uwe Reitenauer

The band, often referred to as The Pinkies, became a five-piece in 2003, when Uwe Reitenauer was hired to support neuropathic guitar player Alfred Koffler.

On 5 March 2012 it was announced that drummer Kosta Zafiriou had left the band, due to his various activities as a manager at the company Bottom Row and as the drummer and manager of the new band Unisonic, which also features Dennis Ward. He was replaced by the band's good friend and longtime drum tech Chris Schmidt, who has previously played with Sunstorm (along with Dennis Ward and Uwe Reitenauer), Harry Hess' First Signal and more.[1]

On 2019 and 2020, respectively, bassist Dennis Ward and guitarist Uwe Reitenauer announced their departure from the band. They were soon replaced by Roman Beselt (Sons of Sounds) and Marco Wriedt (21 Octayne, Arc of Light, Axxis).[2]


Current membersEdit

  • Alfred Koffler – guitars, backing vocals (1987–present)
  • David Readman – lead vocals (1994–present)
  • Chris Schmidt – drums (2012–present)
  • Marco Wriedt – guitar (2020–present)
  • Roman Beselt – bass (2020–present)

Past membersEdit

  • Dennis Ward – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1987–2019)
  • Andi Deris – lead vocals, guitars (1987–1994)
  • Kosta Zafiriou – drums, backing vocals (1987–2012)
  • Uwe Reitenauer – guitars, backing vocals (2003–2020)



Studio albumsEdit

Live albumsEdit

  • 1997: Live
  • 2009: Live in Karlsruhe



  • 2009: Pink Cream 69 – Past & Present[3]


  1. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - PINK CREAM 69 Parts Ways with Drummer, Announces R…".
  2. ^ "Pink Cream 69". Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Pink Cream 69 – Past & Present". Retrieved 7 March 2020.

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