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! 🙂

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!

You Groove – They Move…

Shortly before the bass event “Feel The Bass” that Schack attended in October, I created a slogan for a shirt that Nico Schack had designed. The slogan I liked the best is my definition of the Groove: You Groove – They Move. You Don’t – They won’t.
It may sound simple, but to me this is the essence of what Groove is about. I’m pretty sure a lot of you musicians agree to that, especially bass players 😉

If you want to show your passion for the groove get your shirt for just 19,90 € (M-XXL, free postage & shipping within Germany, international orders: terms of delivery on request, varies by country). To place your order just send an email to info@schack-guitars.de

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New True Collins pictures

Here you find a bunch of great pictures of the latest True Collins shows I wrote about.
Just click the links and enjoy:
At Kieler Woche, part I
At Kieler Woche, part II
At Nahetal-Arena, Gensingen

Foto Konzert True Collins Kieler Woche 2015

Foto Konzert True Collins Kieler Woche 2015

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!
True Collins - stage - Nahetal-Arena 2015

Miss Kavila Live Music Session – new location!

Great news at the beginning of a new year:
The very popular Miss Kavila Live Music Session has moved to a new beautiful location. From January 15th on Miss Kavila, her groovy band, that I am part of, and great guest singers will make you move on every second Thursday a month. FREE ENTRY! See you there!

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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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Double bass on German TV show

Last Sunday, Sept. 7th, I made my debut on double bass at the Sunday morning open air TV-show Fernsehgarten which is broadcasted live by ZDF. I was there with Peter Kraus, the “German Elvis”, who became famous when Germany discovered Rock’n’Roll in the mid 50s. Lately he made an album with hit songs from today that he made sound like they were done by him in the 50s. Peter is a charismatic 75 years old young man who was big fun to work with. Check out the performance here.
On German TV with Peter Kraus

Awesome: True Collins at Nahetal-Arena

Last Saturday I played a awesome concert with True Collins near my hometown. The venue is called Nahetal-Arena. It’s an amphitheater with a capacity of 1200 people and it is technically very well equipped . We played there for the first time and it was almost sold out. The atmosphere was awesome and the audience was partying from the first song to the last. You’ll find a lot of great pictures of that night here and I will upload some videos soon, too.True Collins at Nahetal-Arena, 2014

True Collins at Kiel Week again

The Kiel Week (German: Kieler Woche) is an annual sailing event in Kiel, Germany. It is the largest sailing event in the world, and also one of the largest carnivals in Germany.It is held annually in the last complete week in June. Music lovers can enjoy about 300 concerts on 16 stages distributed over the city for free!

The stage that True Collins has been played for 6 years in a row is Maxstage (Maxbühne) right at the main station forecourt. The view from the stage to the crowd in front and the Volksfest and the carnival and harbor on the left is awesome.

I enjoyed it very much also in this year even though it had become pretty cold at night and it was raining a little bit. But that’s almost typical for that part of Germany :-).

To give you an impression on how it was here are two videos from 2014 and 2013. I hope you enjoy it!