Back from NAMM

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!

My first time at NAMM

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!

New Years Resolutions

Hello Guys!
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!

Cheers,
Joerg

London Bass Guitar Show with Schack Guitars

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
you there.
Cheers,
Joerg

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.

Playing at Stoffel Festival, Frankfurt

This summer I played at Stoffel Festival, Frankfurt for the first time and had 5 gigs with 3 different bands there.
I had a great time on stage as well as off stage and I want to thank Mika Setzer, mikroHerz and the Allsternband for that.
Special thanks to Filippo and the whole crew who did an awesome job and make me feel very comfortable. Hope to see you again next year!
Check out photos here
backstage at Soffel Festival, Frankfurt

Interview for bassquaterly magazine

„With his heart and soul Joerg is what you call a musician’s musician“ says the introduction to the interview that I did for the current issue of the German bass player magazine Bassquarterly. You can read the entire interview in German in print or as e-paper here:
https://www.keosk.de/read/OZLkgHVBQdyE4/epaper-bassquarterly_1_2014Interview for bassquaterly Sept. 2016

I joined a new band!

I’m very happy to announce that I’m the bass provider of the just founded Supertramp Tribute Band called Century’s Crime.
Although the band was born only a few weeks ago we will play the first show already on July 3rd and a bunch of more shows are confirmed by now. Please check the growing list of dates on the frequently website and see us perform all the timeless hits like Dreamer, School, Breakfast in America, Goodbye Stranger, It’s Raining Again, The Logical Song and many more.

At the London Bass Guitar Show 2016

Now it’s official:
I’m happy to announce that I will attend the London Bass Guitar Show
from March 12 – March 13. Together with Schack Guitars as an exhibitor I will be there for the first time ever!
So when you are around please visit us at booth B3 and check out our fantastic instruments and let’s jam together!
LBGS

True Collins Live Video

I’m a founding member and bass player of TRUE COLLINS, Germany’s most authentic Phil Collins and Genesis tribute band. Since 10 years I’ve been playing a lot of great shows with this fantastic band and will continue doing so. Our latest promotion video (live) gives you an impression on what our shows are like. I hope you enjoy it!