In 1975, four young guys (Cla Nett, Fulvio Häfeli, Werner Doebelin and Ueli Hofmann) got together, eager to play their music, eager to play the Blues. The Lazy Poker Blues Band was founded.
With a new drummer, Marco Piazzalonga, the band produced their first album "Take It Lazy" (1978). Jakob Künzel and Sam Jenzer joined the band. Supported by the Lazy Horn Section, the next album "Soul Food" was released in 1980 and turned out to be a full success.
Together with Roli Frei, a new singer, more albums followed (One More Mile 1981, Still Lazy 1983, Dealin' With Feeling 1984 and Constant Food Supply 1995).
They toured (supporting act for Joe Cocker in Germany 1984 and B.B. King 1986 and 1995).
After ten years of active music making, problems stirred up among the members of the band. A split was inevitable. With Jakob Künzel (vocals) the next album was produced (Blue Road 1986).
In 1992, Lazy Poker Blues Band, five musicians, eager to play the Blues, had a dream. They went to Chicago,IL and recorded with local musicians (Melvia "Chick" Rodgers, A.C. Reed, Billy Branch, Kenny Neal and others) their ninth album at Chicago Trax Recording. Tracklist:
1. 500 Miles Of Railroad (3:11)
2. Attitude Of Gratitude (2:32)
3. Baby's Coming Back (3:19)
4. Die On My Feet (4:38)
5. Geeeeee Rooster (3:42)
6. Last Time Around (2:22)
7. Life Story (3:54)
8. Mr. Right Now (4:36)
9. Reality Check (2:53)
10. Steak On The Road (3:55)
11. Stumblin' My Way Back Home (3:10)
12. The Long Road (4:19)
13. Too Funky For Maryport (3:09)
14. Up And At 'em (3:06)