Number of songs: 5 | Total weeks on charts: 88 Appearing in a total number of: 6 charts | Total period running: 522 days
Seiler and Speer is an Austrian band from Bad Vöslau, which from the comedian and actor since 2014 Christopher Seiler and the filmmaker Bernhard Speer is.
The two artists began their collaboration in 2014, when the shift change series by Christopher Seiler was launched. Here Bernhard Speer already acted as a producer and director. Christopher Seiler then played his first cabaret performances and wanted to accompany music.
The real-life texts caricature different everyday situations with Lower Austrian humor. From the initial fun project with the debut album in October 2015, a Golden Record Award for 7500 units sold and received in December of platinum, from a blend of romance, everyday comedy and popular songs in the meantime musical Ernst.
The texts, sung in Austrian dialect, caricature various situations out of daily life with Austrian humor. What was only intended to be a humorous project in the beginning grew into a first album.
Seiler and Speer performed in front of 100,000 attendees at a concert for solidarity for asylum seekers at Heldenplatz, Vienna. They received a gold record for 7,500 units sold in October 2015. In December 2015 they received a platinum certification for 15,000. The mix of romantic, daily comic, and popular songs became a success.
Anton Horvath is a fictional character, performed by Christopher Seiler in the comedy video series "Horvathslos" created by Seiler und Speer. Horvath is an ever-unemployed drunkard with an oversized ego, who often lies about himself to make himself seem more impressive. Bernhardt Speer plays the role of a reporter filming a documentary about Horvath. The series consists of two seasons, each with 8 episodes. Only the first 5 episodes of the first season may be viewed for free online. The rest are only available on DVD by Preiser Records.