Hofer performing in 2011
|Born||16 March 1945|
|Died||22 July 2017 (aged 72)|
Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
|Genres||Swiss-German Rock and Pop|
|Associated acts||Rumpelstilz, Schmetterband|
Hofer composed and sang in Bernese German, and was one of the most popular protagonists of Swiss-German rock and pop music, so-called Mundartrock. Co-founding the then popular Swiss rock groups Rumpelstilz and Schmetterband, Hofer published 18 music albums and composed about 350 songs.
Hofer died on 22 July 2017 at the age of 72.