CONTRA

Since 2011

A Journey Through The Classic Rock Years

Who We Are and Who We Cover

CONTRA was formed in 2011, and given the name by the late Chris Dermatis (best friend of band-leader Kristian Wyatt). CONTRA has been a big favourite at events and clubs in both the UK and Austria. CONTRA take you on a journey through the classic rock years.

CONTRA are well known for dynamic shows; changing the set-list during gigs, playing songs ad-hoc that were not even rehearsed and extending songs into "epics" just because "it feels right". Great things can happen when they are not planned and the band is experienced and good enough to "just go with it".


CONTRA wurde 2011 gegründet und vom verstorbenen Chris Dermatis (bester Freund des Bandleaders Kristian Wyatt) benannt.. CONTRA war ein großer Favorit bei Veranstaltungen und Clubs in Großbritannien und Österreich. CONTRA nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise durch die klassischen Rockjahre.

CONTRA sind bekannt für dynamische Shows; Ändern der Setlist während der Gigs, Spielen von Songs, die nicht einmal einstudiert wurden, und erweitern Songs zu "Epen", nur weil "es sich richtig anfühlt". Große Dinge können passieren, wenn sie nicht geplant sind und die Band erfahren und gut genug ist, um "einfach mitzumachen".


Music from the following:

**  ACDC  **  Allman Brothers  **  Bad Company  **  Beatles  **   Billy Idol  **  Black Crows  **  Black Sabbath  **  Bon Jovi  **  Bruce Springsteen  **  Bryan Adams  **  CCR  **  Chris Rea  **  Chuck Berry  **  Commitments  **  Cream  **  Cutting Crew  **  Deep Purple  **  Dire Straits  **  Doors  **  Eagles  **  Elvis  **  Eric Clapton  **  Foo Fighters  **  Free  **  Gary Moore  **  Golden Earing  **  Guns n Roses  **  Jeff Buckley  **  Jimi Hendrix  **  Joe Cocker  **  Kings of Leon  **  Led Zeppelin  **  Lennie Kravitz  **  Lynyrd Skynyrd  **  Metallica  **  Muse  **  Neil Young  **  Oasis  **  Pearl Jam  **  Phil Collins  **  Pink Floyd  **  Prince  **  Queen  **  Queens of the Stone Age  **  Radiohead  **  Rage Against The Machine  **  Red Hot Chilli Peppers  **  Rolling Stones  **  Status Quo  **  Steppenwolf  **  Stereophonics  **  Stevie Ray Vaughan  **  Stevie Wonder  **  Troggs  **  U2  **  Waterboys  **  ZZ Top  **

CONTRA's upcoming and past gigs

  •  6-9-2022 20:45
  •   Faaker See, Villach, Austria

"European Bike Week" will again take place at Lake Faak (Faakersee) this summer, from 6-11 September 2022. As probably the most iconic motorcycle and Harley-Davidson meeting in the world, this event attracts hundreds of thousands of Harley riders and fans of the cult brand to Carinthia every year.

  •  3-9-2022 16:00
  •   Stainz, Austria

CONTRA spielen Open-Air bei Schilcherlauf, Stainz 2022

  •  25-6-2022 15:00
  •   Lichtenstein, Strasse 4, 8530 Deutschlandsberg

Great festival, now in the 2nd year. Great sound and stage. 5 bands.

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  •  22-6-2022 18:00
  •   Nussberg, 8350 Weinberg an der Raab, Austria

A Wednesday evening to enjoy good wine and good music at this free outdoor event. Our 4th year playing this event.

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  •  5-6-2022 18:00
  •   Sportgelände 8350 Weinberg an der Raab

Auftakt zum 12. Oldtimer,-US-Car,- Biker,- und Sportwagentreffen. OPEN AIR auf dem Sportgelände des SSW / Einlass ab 16:30H / Beginn 18:00H / Stranger in the Family / Melissa Naschenweng / 2KW / Kris Wyatt / Bitte rechtzeitiges eintreffen / für Getränke und Speisen ist auf dem Gelände gesorgt / Eine Veranstaltung des SSW

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  •  18-8-2021 18:00
  •   Nussberg, 8350 Weinberg an der Raab, Austria

A Wednesday evening to enjoy good wine and good music at this free outdoor event. Our 3rd year playing this event.

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  •  23-6-2021 18:00
  •   Nussberg, 8350 Weinberg an der Raab, Austria

A Wednesday evening to enjoy good wine and good music at this free outdoor event. Our 3rd year playing this event.

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  •  29-1-2021 20:00
  • Online Event

Classic Rock Night....Aufgrund der neuen aktualisierten Bestimmungen wird dieses Konzert nur als Livestream übertragen. Livestream ist auf Spendenbasis. Due to the new updated regulations, this concert will only be available as a Livestream and on a donation basis.

  •  12-9-2020 15:00
  •   Liechtensteinstraße 4, 8530 Deutschlandsberg, Österreich

Rock im Sägewerk Deutschlandsberg SOLD OUT 15.00 Einlass 16.00 Second Street Brewery 17.20 Contra 18.40 Sonic Riot (Illuminata=Abgesagt!!!) 20.00 Adiant 21.30 Ebony Archways

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  •  19-8-2020 19:30
  •   Bruchmannkapelle 8350 Weinberg an der Raab

A Wednesday evening to enjoy good wine and good music at this free outdoor event.

  •  10-12-2019 16:00
  •   Red Bull Arena, Salzburg

CONTRA are playing LIVE and "OPEN AIR" at the Red Bull Arena Fanpark, before the Salzburg verses Liverpool UEFA Champions League game. Free entry.

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  •  8-12-2019 20:00
  •   Hinterleitenstraße 40, 8523 Laßnitz, Austria

It's an honour to tread the stage-boards of the famous Bluegarage once again. www.Bluegarage.at

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  •  6-12-2019 20:00
  •   Puchstraße 133, 8055 Graz, Austria

Free entry to this great Classic Rock venue. We love playing the Roadhouse.

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  •  10-8-2019 19:00
  •   Puchstraße 133, 8055 Graz, Austria

START 19:00h IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD (OUTSIDE) START 20:00 IF THE WEATHER IS BAD (INSIDE) Ready to rock the Roadhouse again. We love playing here. Joe's going to do a barbecue and we're going to play outside (weather permitting).

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  •  7-8-2019 20:00
  •   Weinberg an der Raab 41 A-8350 Fehring

A Wednesday evening to enjoy good wine and good music at this free outdoor event.

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  •  3-8-2019 20:00
  •   Hauptstraße 29, 8582 Rosental an der Kainach, Austria

This is a great venue with a famously great audience. This is a new venue for CONTRA to play their journey through the classic rock years.

  •  14-4-2019 20:00
  •   Hinterleitenstraße 40, 8523 Laßnitz, Austria

It's an honour to tread the stage-boards of the famous Bluegarage once again. www.Bluegarage.at

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  •  12-4-2019 20:00
  •   Puchstraße 133, 8055 Graz, Austria

Free entry to this great Classic Rock venue. We love playing the Roadhouse.

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  •  11-4-2019 21:00
  •   Keesgasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria

** Support band - Travel to Paradise ** Great venue, stage and sound. Going to be a party as it's the night before Easter holidays

  •  11-11-2018 20:00
  •   Hinterleitenstraße 40, 8523 Laßnitz, Austria

The famous Bluegarage

  •  10-11-2018 20:00
  •   Unterer Markt 8, 8410 Wildon, Austria
  •  9-11-2018 20:00
  •   Puchstraße 133, 8055 Graz, Austria

A journey through the rock years 20:00h to 00:00h

  •  12-5-2018 20:00
  •   Puchstraße 133, 8055 Graz, Austria
  •  10-5-2018 20:00
  •   Hinterleitenstraße 40, 8523 Laßnitz, Austria

The band members of CONTRA

Kris Wyatt

Vocals & Guitar

Martin Sackl

Drums

Mario Pichler

Keyboard & Vocals

Sasi Krampl

Bass Guitar and Vocals

Georg Crnko

Guitar

John Lazos

Guitar

Peter Bakaja

Bass Guitar

CONTRA is a "Covers band", but here are some original songs by CONTRA members

Book CONTRA for your event in AUSTRIA (Or anywhere you want us to play)

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