With a real Bavarian girl fronting the band, Ladyhosen is the real deal when it comes to Oktoberfest Entertainment. The four women play traditional songs, as well as classics that everyone can sing along to. The mix of accordion, tuba, and drums make for a perfect polka feel, and the yodeler's voice acrobatics are the cherry on top.
If you are looking for THE authentic Bavarian experience, Ladyhosen is your band.
Our setlist ranges from Franzl Lang’s yodel hits, to waltzes, well-known dances such as the chicken dance and Schlager to classic and contemporary Top 40 hits.
Ladyhosen is available for corporate events, themed Oktoberfest parties and festivals, restaurants and private events.
The Band Members
Singer & Yodeler
Kathrin is a real "Münchner Kindl" (Munich child). She was born in Munich and grew up in a village in Bavaria, going to local beer fests every summer and living the Bavarian way of life. Her two biggest passions being animals and music she chose to study vocal performance, first at music college in Regensburg (GER), then at the Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, CA.
Her music video to “He Taught Me How To Yodel” got lots of attention, and she quickly became the “Bavarian Yodeler in Hollywood.” She has since appeared on German and American TV as a Yodeler several times and has performed at numerous Oktoberfest events throughout Southern California.
When she doesn't yodel, she teaches music lessons, writes songs or uses her creativity in other ways.
India is a Los Angeles based tubist, arranger, and bandleader with style to spare.
Unable to be defined by any one genre, she is a multi-faceted musician, well-versed in classical, jazz, pop, funk, R&B, soul, hip hop, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, samba, banda and a myriad of other styles.
She prides herself on her unique expression and her ability to emote throughout all of her work, whether it be writing or playing.
Having true German roots, on top of being a master of her instrument, makes India the perfect bass of Ladyhosen.
Melinda is an accomplished accordionist, vocalist, pianist, guitarist, producer, and songwriter. As an accordionist, her credits include the Hollywood Bowl, LA Philharmonic, and Disney.
She is an accomplished songwriter and producer, and is working on her second EP release with her spicy-soul-folk indie band, Sugar Rum. She has started numerous bands, but Sugar Rum is her creative vision, serving as bandleader, singer, and multi instrumentalist.
She learned accordion while at UCLA, studying Balkan music and jazz, and soon went on to perform for Oktoberfests regularly, as well as with Klezmer fusion groups, Zingarella and Mostly Kosher. She has toured all over, bringing her accordion with her, and is pleased to be a part of the exciting new band, Ladyhosen.
Alexa is a professional female drummer, originally from Germany, based in Los Angeles. Her career spans close to 20 years and includes performing/ touring nationally and internationally with Light FM, Idle Hands, Greg in Good Company, Angela Peterson, Sacha Sacket, Kubist Hall, Willie’s Nerve Clinic, and Saucy Monky, among others.
She was featured on German local television as a talented young drummer, and then moved to the US where she attended and graduated from both the LA Music Academy in Pasadena, CA and Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Alexa studied under legendary drummers such as Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Mike Shapiro, Dave DiCenso, Jamey Haddad, and “J.R.” Robinson.
When she's not performing Alexa teaches drum lessons and spends a lot of time with her daughter Everly, who was born in August 2021.
Accordion & Background Vocals (alternate)
An accomplished songwriter, multilingual vocalist, accordionist, and video game composer, Jessica has brought her original music to audiences around the world. Drawing from her French, Chinese, and American heritage and her youth in Paris, she has recorded three acclaimed albums of original music that have been hailed as “enchantingly original” by the LA Weekly. Fronting her own fiery band and blending French chanson, Shanghai jazz and folk music, she tours regularly across the US and has graced stages in China, Mexico, Canada and Western Europe. Her artistry and voice can be heard singing in French, Mandarin Chinese and English on TVs shows (“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”, “Dexter”, “Young & Restless”), films (“Arthur”), and commercials (“Sonos", "Emerald Nuts”).
She is excited to extend her accordion repertoire and be a part of Ladyhosen. Jessica plays Hohner accordions.