Hanspeter Kuenzler

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Hanspeter Kuenzler is a London-based Swiss freelance journalist specialising in music, arts and football. He contributes regularly to Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NZZamSonntag, Nordwestschweiz, St. Galler Tagblatt, loop, Surprise, amongst numerous others. For many years he was the London office for German Musik Express and Wiener. He is also the UK sports correspondent for Neue Zürcher Zeitung and NZZaS where he writes on a weekly basis about all aspects of football in Britain.

Hanspeter "Düsi" Kuenzler is a frequent contributor to national Swiss Radio and Television SRF, most often in the evening music show "Sounds!". He has published three books: "Black or White", a biography of Michael Jackson written before the singer's death (and a top 10 bestseller in Germany, Switzerland and Austria), "Der Thriller um Michael Jackson", a book about Michael Jackson fans, and ""50 Years: The Rolling Stones - Views from the Inside, Views from the Outside". Another book about the history of Cooking Vinyl Records is in its last stages of completion, to be published later this year.

Hanspeter Kuenzler has interviewed some of the world's biggest stars and - rarely the same - some of the most interesting artists around. All are recordedon cassette, minidisc or MP3, and are available for use in print media andradio. The palette ranges from Fela Kuti to Elton John and Arctic Monkeys, Annette Peacock to Thom Yorke and Flaming Lips, and from Louis Moholo to P.J. Harvey. The collection today contains 2000+ interviews. For twenty-five years, Hanspeter Kuenzler has also kept an archive ofmusic- and arts-related material from the UK press. This archive now contains several thousand wallets stuffed with old-skool newspaper clippings - much easier to peruse than a Google-list of links!

From October 2017, Hanspeter Kuenzler will also run a monthly Brit-comedy night at Miller's Theatre in Zurich.

Michael “Glastonbury” Eavis being quizzed by Hanspeter Kuenzler at the M4Music conference/festival, Zurich,March 2012
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