Moderator Klaas Heufer-Umlauf (l.) in conversation with actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland

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Although he already makes music for longer surprised the many guests at the Best Brands Gala on Wednesday at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich is not bad, as the award-winning Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland (52, “24”, “Flatliners”) with wide krempigem hat, sunglasses, and Country guitar playing to the stage marched. There he was, together with musician-colleagues, some of his older Country-pieces, a new Song from the Album “Reckless & Me” (VÖ: 26. April, BMG) and a very special Cover Version for the Best. spot on news was there.

In the red sports car for Kindergarten

The audience was the appearance of what was certainly the fact, that the affable actor and musician began all the Songs with a small, personal story liked. While many of the pieces of Bars, Whiskey, and other pastime, he performs at the end a Cover Version of the Bob Dylan classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. The Song reminded him of an unusual time with his father, the honorary Oscar-winner Donald Sutherland (83, “The hunger games”).

“My parents split up when my twin sister and I were about three or four years old. My mother had to go to Canada to find a new home for us. And so we lived for six months with my father. We came from a mother, when there were a lot of rules and was very strict, to a guy, there were absolutely no rules,” said the 52-Year-old the circumstances of the times.

“He [father Donald, op. d. Red.] drove my sister and me in this beautiful, red Ferrari (built in 1959), he had won her in a Poker game, to the Kindergarten. No child seats, no nothing. Two seats, three people. And he had this big bushy Beard, really long hair and this cool leather jacket. I was about five years old, and I knew that he was different. I realized it is because as the other parents looked at him. I loved it and I loved the car,” told Sutherland junior to the delight of the audience.

And the only plate that his father had in this time, had been said Bob-Dylan-Album. This is also run whenever the twins visited their father for 15 years at Christmas. “I want to play this Song, because it reminds me of a really nice, innocent time with my sister and my father,” says Kiefer Sutherland. After the Performance he thanked the audience, the “incredibly generous” to him.

The Moderator of the Evening, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf (35), was also impressed by the friendly and down-to-earth Hollywood Star: “he has done really well. The only thing I wish for is that he returns Marius Müller-Westernhagen (70) his hat. This is the only thing that I want to implement tonight. But otherwise, I’m just going to the Bar”.

To whom is the brand Oscars went?

on the occasion of the event, the award ceremony of the so-called brands-the Oscars, the Best Brands Awards, the 16. Changes in the framework of a festive Gala of the strongest brands of the year awarded and service plan were organized. Were awarded this time, Adidas as “Best German corporate brand, International” Lego, “Best product brand”, Lillet as the “Best growth brand” and Amazon as the “Best of Digital Life Brand”. The main speech of the Evening was the former President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso (62) held on the Brexit.

“Now we are going to make the top button and give us a bit of slack and then we escalate to the Bar”, released Heufer-Umlauf finally, the more than 600 invited guests from business, trade and the media, to the lovely buffet in the pretty Atrium in front of the Art Deco ballroom, as well as in the Falk’s Bar in the heritage-protected hall of mirrors in the Munich Grand hotel.



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