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.

Great show with Century’s Crime

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! band-1

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

Century’s Crime – First Show

This video shows my first gig of Century’s Crime, a professional Supertramp Tribute Band I recently joined.
As you can see the band brings on stage authentically the typical Supertramp sound arrangements, in fact in the original 5 piece band setting. If you like the video, please visit our Facebook page and show us you like it 🙂

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.

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

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!

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