Starting a steady gig in my hometown soon!

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! 🙂

Wolf Codera Session Possible: awesome!

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

the band:
– Stephen Denbrock (drums)
– Stefan Kahne (guitar, vocals)
– Dario Karkovic (keyboards, vocals)
– Markus Zimmermann (keyboards, vocals)

the vocalists:
– Tamara Bencsik (the only singer singing at all three gigs)
– Mirjam von Eigen
– Viktoria Miller
– Tiffy Aris
– Rino Galiano
– Kieron

We all enjoyed it very much and we can’t wait to do that again.
Hope to see you all soon.

At the London Bass Guitar Show with Schack Guitars

On March 12 & 13 the London Bass Guitar Show took place the Olympia London, organized by the Bass Guitar Magazine.
I was there with Nico Schack from Schack Guitars as exhibitor and we had a fantastic time there!
It was great to meet so many outstanding bass players on one spot and the feedback from them on our basses was beyond expectations. I’d like to thank everyone who visited us on our booth and special thanks to everyone involved at the Bass Guitar Magazine for organizing this great event! We will be back next year!
Here you find some pictures of our stand…

Schack Guitars at the London Bass Guitar Show 2016

THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE

THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE – That’s the name of my new musical project.
I put together this club- and event-band from musicians who I’ve been playing with here and there for years and who are on top of my personal favorites. I’m very happy that they answered my call to form the regular band together with me on bass that will be extended by singers and other professional musicians, depending on what the actual show requires. „Like“ the Facebook page now to be with us from the beginning and ensure to not miss anything. More news coming up very soon.. Logo The Groove Collective_light_on_dark_hq

Schack at Feel The Bass – review

The “Feel The Bass” show last Sunday was a huge success. Thanks a lot to all of you who visited the Schack booth. We are more than happy to get so much positive feedback on our basses, especially on our brand new features we showed there for the first time. That’s a great appreciation for what we are doing. Check out some pictures here

Schack at Feel The Bass

At this years “Feel The Bass”, THE event for bass players in Germany, Schack will present some of their basses which are equipped with new cool and usefull features for the first time. I will be at the booth to present the instruments and to have a coffee with you 🙂
Visite us on the 1st floor to check out our instruments and to see what else we brought for you.
Jamming is welcome 🙂

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9 out of 11

This is how I love it: in the end of June I played 9 shows within 11 days from Calw in southern Germany to Kiel in the very northern part of Germany. This meant about 2.500 km and long hours on the road but although it meant a lot of fun and great moments on stage with TRUE COLLINS, Miss Kavila and Traumbild, a new German pop act that I’m on promotion tour with currently.
The highlight for me was the True Collins show feat. The Brass-Connection at the end of this “tour” in my home area. Now I take a break from gigs until next Saturday…

Hope to see you soon!
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Art On Ice 2015

From Feb. 4th – Feb. 7th I had the pleasure to play at the Art On Ice Golden Circle After Show Parties with the band Hot’n Cool in Zurich again. Art on Ice is the awesome interplay between Olympic and world champions on the ice and international music stars performing live on stage. This time Tom Odell, Marc Sway and Nelly Furtado where the musical top acts of the show. Check out some pictures here.
I hope to be back at Art On Ice next year!
Art On Ice 2015

Miss Kavila Deluxe Night – WOW!

On December 28th it was time again for another Miss Kavila Deluxe Night. At this special event Miss Kavila invited Wolf Codera on saxophone and Dalma Lima on percussion to join the band. She also invited some well know singers to rock the house: Kim Greene, Fatma Tazegül, Faiz Mangat, , Volkan Baydar, Klyive and KB Kingsberry set the roof on fire and made 600 people partying.
Here you get great pictures from that awesome show! Make sure you’ll be there next time! 😉
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Gig at an Apple corporate event

Last Monday I was booked for a show at an Apple corporate event in Frankfurt. My bandmates in the backing band for Lisa Bund were Patrick Embach (keys & vocals), Patrick Schneller (drums) and Mathhias Kloepsch (guitar & vocals).
At first we were a bit confused because we were allready asked to please play not too loud although we were booked as a party band. But after the first couple of songs our doubts were gone and it was clear that we were the right band at the right event. The place was packed with more than 200 Apple employees who wanted to have fun. And as they started to party like there is no tomorrow all thoughts about the volume limit suddenly were gone 🙂 Everybody was having a good time and I’m looking forward to play with this great band again soon.