|A.K.A.||H. P. Baxxter, Hans-Peter Geerdes, HP Baxxter, Baxxter, Hans Peter Gee...|
|Is||Actor Voice actor Singer Musician Rapper|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music|
|Birth||16 March 1964, Leer, Germany|
Hans Peter Geerdes, professionally known by his stage name H.P. Baxxter, is a German musician who is best known as the lead vocalist of the German techno band Scooter. He founded Scooter with his friend Rick J. Jordan in 1993.
Baxxter studied accountancy for one term in Hannover, but he ultimately completed a scholarship in Birmingham, England, as a mechanic.
In 1985, Baxxter founded the band Celebrate the Nun, together with Rick J. Jordan and his sister Britt Maxime. Their single "Will You Be There" from the album Meanwhile reached No. 2 on the autobahn Dance/Club Play chart on June 23, 1990, whereas the single "She's a Secretary"/"Strange" reached No. 12 on Dance/Club Play chart on December 8 of the same year.
In 1993, former Celebrate the Nun members joined Baxxter's cousin Orion, aka. Ferris Bueller to form a remix team known as The Loop. The Loop ceased in 1998.
In December 1993, Baxxter, along with Celebrate the Nun member Rick J. Jordan and Baxxter's cousin and The Loop member Ferris Bueller, formed the group Scooter.
Baxxter joined Guildo Horn, Jeanette Biedermann, Sylvia Kollek and Tobias Künzel on the German Siemens for Eurovision Song Contest 2009. In 2010, he was announced to be the official German representative for the 2010 IIHF World Championship.
Baxxter was one of the judges on the German version of the X Factor in season 3.
Baxxter is an automotive enthusiast. Many music videos for Scooter include old models, such as a 1961 Jaguar Mark 2 and a 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12. He owns and collects many old British cars. On 6 May 2006, he married his girlfriend Simone Mostert. In 2011, H.P. and Simone got divorced on the morning of The Stadium Techno Inferno. At the moment he is not married and does not have any children.