After that he released his first solo album “ head ,heart & hands“ with the Andre Krengel Acoustic embassy, which got highly praised by the music media and went „album of week“ at the NDR-Rundfunk.In this time he was working closely together with his friend, the great flute player Domingo Patricio ( played with Paco de Lucia, Mike Stern, Vicente Amigo, Marc Ledford)
In 2013 the Lulo Reinhardt & Andre Krengel Quartett was founded and their first album „live@Neidecks2“ (this CD also went „album of the week“ at the NDR „Play Jazz“ broadcast (Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in Gypsy music today, he is from a long line of musicians; the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Schnuckenack Reinhardt.)Until today this quartett went touring in Germany, England, Scotland, Bulgaria and Moldova.
2015 / 2016 Andre Krengel got invited to the International Guitar Night Tour organized by Brian Gore, which is considered to be the most important showcase of acoustic guitar, worldwide.In twenty years, Andre was the third player from germany, being invited to this tour (among Peter Finger & Lulo Reinhardt ) Together with three of the foremost international guitar players Andre played more than a 100 Concerts in USA, CANADA, UK (about 70 Concerts ) and also in Germany, Italy, Austria and Poland where this show was named „Nacht der Gitarren“. In Usa & Canada the audience of philharmonic rooms and performing art centers, each night having an audience from 800 up to 3000 people!One of the fellow guitar players on that tour, was the fingerstyle-pioneer and guitar player for the „moody blues band“, Mike Dawes from England.2017 Andre teamed up with Mike, creating a show in germany together: „Gipfeltreffen der akustischen Gitarre“ All concerts of this little tour were completely sold out.
Also in 2017 Andre „by accident“ met the indian Sarod Master Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, while riding on the train to south germany…Ranajit just played a TV-show in Amsterdam, together with the bass legend Marcus Miller.On the train, they changed Cds and shortly after, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta invited Andre to Kolkata,( India ) to learn about indian raga music and indian culture.After weeks of intense playing together, they decided to work on musical project together, with Kousik Banerjee & Sanjay Kansa Banik ( both Tabla) and they recorded a CD together and played at the open air concert series „live at lakes“ organized by the guitar society of kolkata.Back in germany, they were already invited to play at the Embassy of India in Berlin, the „fete de la musique „- Hannover and a few other theater concert in germany.The CD will be released 2018 in germany and India.
Since June 2017 Andre is playing again with Roland Krause (they went traveling together, before Andre´s professional Career started), as the RAZ-DUO.With their new program „Travels“ they are presenting their compositions and stories of being on the road.Andre managed also to take this project to a higher level: The Duo is just back from touring the UK (16 Concerts ) and they were for example headlining the opening Concert evening of the famous Ullapool Guitar Festival.As a direct Feedback of touring, they got invited to play at the fringe festival 2018 in Edinburgh and touring the UK again in October 2018.After their Concert in Edinburgh, the famous painter Maria Rud offered to Andre & Roland to be part of the great Ani Motion Show, along with the YES -keybord player, Rick Wakeman among others, to create an exciting life performance, combining painting, architecture and music!
Andre´s new album „beneath the words“ is about being published soon.For him its a dream come true: With his own composition and his blend of different styles, like latin, jazz, flamenco, gipsy-swing, oriental and indian moods & Ambient and Soul, Pop, Funky, even Rock elements, he is telling his story and journey of life.It is world music at its best: Thirty musicians from all over the world, including exotic instruments, string orchestra are part of this colorful album. The Album „beneath the words“ features musicians of different genres: the legendary Bass Player Carles Benavent (played with Paco de Lucia, Chick Corea, Miles Davis & Quincy Jones) , amazing Flutist Domingo Patricio, the iraki Oud player and singer Beshar Al Azzawi, the italien singer Angela Caran, the russian Cello player Boris Matchin, the Bass Ukulele player Jonty Bankes from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Jazz Violin player Christoph König, the Ney and Duduk Player Murat Cakmaz and many more…
The press named Andre Krengel a „Traveler between Cultures „ because he can virtuously switch between styles and cultures without loosing his identity and unique style…
His virtuosity and versality, together with his musical sense to dynamics and soft sounds, made the german press also call him „the Guitar Wizzard with magic hands“.
Until today Andre has performed gigs & concerts in Germany, USA,Canada, India, Ukraine, UK-(England, Scotland, Ireland), Poland, Belgium, Turkey, Bulgaria, Moldova, Austria, Switzerland,France, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Madeira, Malta,Tenerife, Luxenburg,Slovakia, Tschech Republic, Latvia, Netherlands and Maledives.