There’s not so much to do for us musicians during the pandemicso we started a little online collab – we just want to play so we did. David Bender thought of a few chords, a melody and played keys,David Grabowski played the guitar, Tim Stahlschmidt drummed the drums, and I bassed the bass, made the…Continue reading Online Collaboration
… Dave do at all? So much water has gone under the bridge since my last update. Controversies in our society have been established. Much too little music has been played. So this is the time to say: Hello world! Hello 2022! I look forward to meeting you both! The last two years were rather…Continue reading What does …
When I do not play music I love standing behind a microphone and doing voice-overs! So I can be heard in many games like the werewolf Kindred in “League of Legends“, some mafiosi in “Mafia III“, Wesley Crusher in the Southpark-game and others, but as well for movie productions and documentaries. And so there was…Continue reading dubbing, voice-over, and radio-plays
By the end of last year I got asked to work with a rather special artist: Noah Wunsch. He has already done quite a few things from acting, dancing, illustrating and painting, photography over writing to music – and now he wanted to record an album with me featuring only his voice and my guitar.…Continue reading recording an album with Noah Wunsch
In the beginning of this year I had the chance to be a part of a project of a befriended band – Xusha. Xenia, the singer, is of Russian descent and so the idea was to combine their original music with musical quotes by Tschaikowski. To achieve this needed sound the great Young Orchestra Hamburg…Continue reading very nice concert with Xusha featuring the Young Orchestra Hamburg
The weather outside is dreadful – Hamburg tells me to play inside and so I behave and sit in my Heaven’s Club Studio to work on a pitch for a feature film. The other day a friend showed me the script for a movie that could be quite interesting. It is about fleeing time, about…Continue reading pitch for a film-score
Yesterday and today I attended the “Operation Ton” congress here in Hamburg at the SAE with loads of courses that all deal with various aspects of the music business. I learned something new or at least got some new food for thought, which is good. Like a course I attended yesterday about the “music-universe 4.0”…Continue reading new input at “Operation Ton” congress in Hamburg
There it is: this wonderful late summer weather we were all so much looking forward to! We got good twenty degrees here in Hamburg – perfect to finally get a pen and staff paper and rush out into the sun – without any instruments at my fingertips – and start a composition. I wanted to…Continue reading the pen is stronger than the sword…
It’s summer in Hamburg – very much so here at Heaven’s Club because I produce an album with production-music in an Ibiza-House-style. The sun is shining, the sand crunches under my feet, the salt on my lips – of course all that in my head – and I nod to the beat – with my…Continue reading summer feeling at Heaven’s Club Studio
Perhaps you know these “… and more”-stores, too, where they offer “fresh haircuts … and more” or “good food … and more” – and most of the time you wonder what that “more” might be… Well, it just cracks me up – but of course I don’t want to be left out and so now…Continue reading production music … and more
The other day I lent my voice to one of the mobsters for the successor of the “Mafia III” game again – that was fun, even if the other guy broke my neck….. Incredible, to see the amount of work that is being put in these game-productions – you gamers out there can look forward…Continue reading studio work, bass, Ivy, and the Mafia
The sun is out there today. In Hamburg! Perfect for working on some nice projects indoors in my studio. Did some voice-over work again that will be heard somewhere soon, right now sitting here and working on my film-score portfolio – however, my looper beckons to me and I guess I just have to take…Continue reading voice-over, film-scoring, weekend and the other day…
This year ends on a relaxed note, Christmas is upon us and I am sitting in my studio working on a score for a trailer. So much fun to work these nice sample-libraries – however, my fingers itch only thinking of my bass!
You do get around as a working musician – this time with Papillon Rising for GQ in Munich. That was fun: 80s-synth-pop-funk and I don’t only play my bass but my synthbass, as well. Usually there are even some parts for my electric guitar but this time our keyboarder took over with his keytar! Great party,…Continue reading concert with Papillon Rising in Munich for GQ Germany
The last few days set another great example for the fact that the concept of “Rock’n Roll” applies to all musical styles. About one week ago I was asked if I wanted to play bass for Thomas Anders (the “Brother Louie”, “Geronimo’s Cadillac” and so on) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. That sounded like fun and so…Continue reading concert with Thomas Anders in Almaty, Khasachstan
Finally, Volkswagen released the first of three commercials that I composed and produced the music for. That was fun – shredding the guitars, basses – and even singing all vocal parts! The clips where produced by the incredible Ole Zapatka – check him out, too!
I spent the last three days at the legendary Hansastudios in Berlin, tracking basses for a new production which will be released next January. That was so much fun as before me there were many great colleagues in this studio like David Bowie, U2, Depeche Mode, David Byrne, and many, many more. For different sounds…Continue reading recording at the legendary Hansastudios, Berlin
What a great sunny day it is here in Hamburg! Just perfect to stay inside, NOT get a sunburn and instead work on some final touches for a Volkswagen commercial music that I produce in my studio. The three clips should be online on the usual internet-platforms in a few weeks.
Time for a little update after being busy for the last while. Moving lies behind me, most of my stuff has found its place, the studio is ready for action! I was not idle in the meantime – a few gigs (soon more here), session work in my studio (coming up) and now a little…Continue reading Back on the block, back on the bass!
Ah, what a great weekend: great weather, some fun work – and now for the new week a blessing by Klotz! Thanks André and everybody at Klotz! I love their cables because I never have any problems with them and they deliver my sound the way it is supposed to sound! Will re-do my studio…Continue reading new week, new Klotz-cables!
Last weekend we met with the Ivy Flindt band to work on our live repertoire. I look forward to playing bass with this band: the music is great (produced by the producer of the Cardigans), the colleagues are cool and know what they are doing, I can finally play my Höfner basses live that I usually…Continue reading rehearsals with Ivy Flindt
Today I am working on a film-score again and am super-excited about Albion One, a new plugin that I got the other day. Great strings, awesome horns, phat percussions! Of course, my bass is never too far and only mentioning it – her? – I feel my fingers itching. As well: I think it might…Continue reading film-scoring, arranging strings and horns
Had a great vocal session in my studio with José Valdes today for a summer song which will be released this spring. I produce it and did not only play the bass but all the other instruments, too!
Having heaps of fun working on a new production, using percussions that I purchased the other day at the Ikea “musicstore”! Do they have that special sound or do I?….