Maybebop is an a cappella quartet from Germany that formed in 1993 while its members attended the Academy of Music, Theater and Media in Hanover. The band's name is a description of its early work, bebop music made up of jazz standards. Initially formed by founding members Oliver Gies, Jens Pape, Niles Ole Peters and Markus Jaursch, Maybebop has undergone several lineup changes while also migrating towards a more pop sound. The band released its first album Leichte Kost, in 1996, and three subsequent albums with its original members before the artistic mastermind and baritone Oliver Gies, the only remaining founder, was joined by countertenor Jan Bürger, tenor Lukas Teske and bass Sebastian Schröder. The revitalized group released Maybebop's fifth album Heiße Luft, in 2003 and recorded another nine albums in the next decade including 2011's Extrem nah dran. Though Maybebop predominantly sings in German, it has been known to mix English into its live performances.
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