Gölä are a Swiss rock band that enjoyed chart-topping, award-winning success in their homeland for several years before switching languages from Swiss German to English in 2004 and consequently alienating much of their homegrown audience. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Marco "Gölä" Pfeuti (born June 7, 1968, in Thun), the band's original core lineup also included Zlatko "Slädu" Perica (guitar), Thomas "TJ" Gyger (keyboards), René Maurer (bass), and Urs Frei (drums), along with sisters Sandra and Barbara Moser on backup vocals. This original lineup performed songs in Swiss German (i.e., Mundart rock) and made its recording debut in 1998 on the Sound Service label with the album Uf u Dervo. The album spawned a pair of hits singles ("Keini Träne Meh," "Schwan" -- the former a Top Ten hit) and became a remarkable success, topping the Swiss albums chart in its ninth week of sales and ultimately charting for two years (i.e., 110 weeks) overall; additionally, the album won Gölä the 1998 Prix Walo award in the rock category. The band's follow-up album, Wildi Ross (1999), was another huge success, likewise topping the albums chart and spawning a pair of hit singles ("I Hätt No Viu Blöder Ta," "Scho Lang Verbi" -- the former a Top Ten hit). Gölä continued to enjoy success in the years that followed, releasing the live albums Volksmusig (2000) and Live: 02 (2002) -- which charted at number two and three, respectively -- as well as their third studio album, Gölä III, which was another chart-topper and spawned three hit singles ("Gfüeu," "Nacht," "Nimm Mi Mit").