Singer / Songwriter Stefan Schwerdtfeger spent his childhood in the U.S.A., and later moved to Germany, from where he began his lifetime project BIG SLEEP.
BIG SLEEP's debut album "Everything Falls Into Place" immediately became a surprising and great success in Greece. The single "Looking For A Girl With A Washing-Machine" is still played in rock radio and rock bars alike.
The following cd "Moonlit Days" - recorded 1994 in the South-West of France - opened possibilities for concert tours in Ireland, Holland, Italy and France. Soon he was also collaborating with songwriting colleagues such as Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites, Phil Shoenfelt, Terry Lee Hale, and Mike Scott of the Waterboys.
In 1995 he moved to Greece, where he still creates and performs today. Since then he has recorded two more albums there, "Thermaikos" (1999), and "With God And Her Sisters" (2003), produced by Chris Eckman of the Walkabouts.
Accompanied by his new Greek band "BIG SLEEP electric", he regularly played the big stages of the country.
In 1988 he delivered 8 concerts as the "Official German Cultural Contribution to the Olympic Games" in Seoul, Korea.
For six years he was also a member of the Greek top band "MPLE" ("Blue").
In 2018, as "BIG SLEEP acoustic", Stefan presented his new album "White Room". It contains 16 songs that are performed with acoustic guitar and voice exclusively.
Stefan Schwerdtfeger is an experienced and charismatic performer.
His concerts have an emotional range from fragile etheric to wild and emotional.
They feature songs from all five BIG SLEEP albums, plus new material.
Additionally, he also has a remarkable repertoire of cover versions to choose from.
There is no fixed set-list. He aims to create each song new, as if it was being invented before you in real-time. These are spontaneous and energetic performances, in which inspiration and a sensitivity to the audience create the concert program.