I’m really looking forward to it and I’m so excited because it starts soon and therefore I can not keep it to myself any longer:
from April on there will be a regular live music event in a beautiful location right in the heart of Bingen, the Geniesserei Alte Wache!
Who else beside me will be part of the house and and how the concept looks exactly I may not yet betrayed. What I can already say is that there has never been such a thing in Bingen and surroundings, that it is unique in the region and that the event is called “Spätschicht”.
If you are getting excited too please tell your friends, spread the news about and mark the 21st of March in your calendar because that’s the day of the big kick-off event of “Spätschicht”. More news about that will be coming up soon! 🙂
Since a little more than a week I’m back from NAMM.
It’s been my first time and it’s been an awesome time! Meeting so many amazing musicians from all over the world and hanging with my Markbass / Markbass Germany family, meeting old friends and making new ones was fantastic!
Check out some pictures I took here.
I’m already looking forward to see you there again next year!
I have to admit that I’m getting a bit excited now:
tomorrow morning I’m flying to Los Angeles to be at the NAMM with Markbass / Markbass Germany for the first time ever and I’m sure it’s gonna be exciting!
So if you are attending, come by and visit me at the Markbass booth hall D #5044 or send me a message if you want to hang after the show, go to a session or whatever.
Looking forward seeing you!
Good to see you all again safe and sound in 2019!
I have to admit that I have been a bit lazy last year in terms of keeping you updated here and posting more frequently is one of my New Years resolutions.
Oh, hold on for a second: that’s already my first post in 2019, right? 😉
More exciting news will be coming soon!
Yesterday I picked up my brand new in ear monitors at the headquarter of the German company called InEar. I got their StageDiver 2 model that has perfectly tuned drivers for bass, middle and high tones and I really love them!
They are so comfortable to wear and fit so nicely and beside this they sound fantastic!
If you are looking for in ear monitors make sure to check out InEar!
As you possibly know as an Markbass artist I’ve been enthusiastically using gear by that great company for 12 years now. When you are using their products too or you want to be informed about what’s going on and you are fluent in German, please like the Markbass Germany page to become part of the community. Of course you are free to like the page if you are not fluent in German, but the posts there are in German 😉
On March 4th & 5th I was at the London Bass Guitar Show again with Schack Guitars. Although the show has grown from last year in every aspect it still has a very nice vibe and a family atmosphere.
Visitors’ interest in our instruments was enormous and we good very positiv feedback on our basses from some world class player. So for Schack Guitars it was a big success.
I personally had a great time meeting and hanging out with a lot of friends, old and new ones, and meet some of my bass heroes.
This video should give you an short impression on what was going on there.
I’m already looking forward to the London Bass Guitar Show in 2018 and it would be a pleasure meeting
It’s been over 2 years since I last played at Wolf Codera Session Possible and so I was very happy when I got the call from Wolf Codera last December who said we wanted me again for one or two shows in early 2017. As we talked it became clear that I would not only be the bass player at that sessions but also the musical director at three gigs in three different locations.
That means I picked the musicians from my network, choose the songs from the vocalists repertoire, put together the setlist for each gig et cetera. The musicians I formed the band from without one exception had never played at a Session Possible before and so we were all pretty excited about it would work out. Actually it worked very well and the band played together as a great team so it was comfortable for the various vocalists to perform on top of it.
Each gig was a success and everybody was having a great time.
I want to say thank you to Wolf Codera who made it all possible 😉 and to
– Stephen Denbrock (drums)
– Stefan Kahne (guitar, vocals)
– Dario Karkovic (keyboards, vocals)
– Markus Zimmermann (keyboards, vocals)
– Tamara Bencsik (the only singer singing at all three gigs)
– Mirjam von Eigen
– Viktoria Miller
– Tiffy Aris
– Rino Galiano
We all enjoyed it very much and we can’t wait to do that again.
Hope to see you all soon.
Schack Guitars has just launched his all new website! There you find a lot of pictures and videos of these great instruments and more than this plenty of background information about the company, master luthier Nico Schack and his philosophy on building bass guitars.
So please take some time to explore and enjoy!
It was an awesome experience playing a show with Century’s Crime in front of so many true Supertramp fans last Saturday. They did not only know all the lyrics, some of them even could sing the part of certain instruments along 🙂 Check out our Facebook page and make sure to see us perform live next time!