The band was founded in early 1986 by brothers Thorsten (guitars/vox) and Dietrich Hecke (vox/uprigt bass) in a north german town called Gifhorn.
Die Chinesischen Glückskekse play a mixture between Rockabilly, Punkrock and Rock’n’Roll with german lyrics. It was already clear in the beginning that they won’t fit in the typically 80’s draws known as Psychobilly or Rockabilly!
The “Kekse“ how they got called by their fans, played lots of shows with bands like Restless, Mr. Review, Emils, Skaos, Shifty Sherriffs before they released their first Mini LP “Bad Guys“ in 1990.
More shows and tours followed after the 7” release “Ich bin ein Mann“ (Ted *the german Elvis* Herold’s famous number from 1958) and a full length album “Greatest hits“ as well as the Maxi “Der Junge mit der Gitarre“. Also several appearences on compilations all over europe, with likes of Rumble on the Beach (1990 Germany Tour) The Guanabatz (1991 Germany Tour). Lots of shows followed with The Meteors, Frantic Flintstones, Restless, Mad Sin, Polecats, Deltas, POX, Blue Cats, The Monsters and of cause headlining shows which brought the band all over Germany and to Austria and Finland.
After 1995 it got a bit quiet with the “Kekse“ until they returned in 2000 with their new drummer Oliver Hartmann (ex The Javes, Die Blödmannen). After three month returning on the scene, the first tour with the new line up, supporting Germany’s leading Crossover act Such A Surge on a big german Club tour, the band showed their unique skills in Punk-Rockabilly, still mixed with their special brand of german lyrics.
Since then DIE CHINESISCHEN GLÜCKSKEKSE played tons of shows with bands like The Busters (germany’s leading Skaband), Rocket From The Crypt, Demented Are Go, Caravans, Frantic Flintstones, Mad Sin, Meteors, Terrorgruppe, Wohlstandskinder, Big John Bates, The Waltons, Abwärts and of course, their own headlining shows.