… 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 …
Now so much time has passed since my last blog-entry here – I apologise, as I planned to post weekly – and try to get back into this rhythm. Of course this is a big part of being a freelancing artist. John Lennon already mentioned that life is what happens while you are busy making…Continue reading Dave-Blog 2019/4: Bertha and life
There are so many clichés and preconceptions about the life as a musician. Jokes, when you still lie in bed at 10 a.m. (although you worked in the studio or on stage until three or four the night before), or how good the money is we earn for standing on stage for this short time……Continue reading Dave-Blog 2019/2: a musician’s life
New year’s resolutions…. Never had any back in the day but now increasingly so as, of course, I do want to improve and work on being a better version of myself. One of my resolutions is to write a new post here every week. After all, there is always something happening, so: why not write…Continue reading Dave-Blog 2019/1: bass, night of the songs, Helen Schneider, Dominik Blangger, Manfred Maurenbrecher, Richard Wester
So it has already been one month since the great album by Ivy Flindt was released which was recorded and produced in Malmö and Stockholm, Sweden by the producer of the Cardigans. (Hear and purchase the album everywhere you know) We have been touring since and playing most concerts as a trio so that I…Continue reading bass on tour with Ivy Flindt
The Port Anniversary festival in Hamburg is annually a big event with an abundance of food, drinks and joyrides. And next to the Fischauktionshalle where every Sunday early morning you go for the after-party and some fresh fish stood the Reve-stage where we played some good music with Sebó. It is always great fun to…Continue reading bass with Sebó at Hamburg Port Anniversary
In the beginning of this year I played a little tour with the Richard Wester Band and the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony. We played a mix of Richard’s tunes and songs by the Beatles. All this was called “Beatlemania” and was a lot of fun as such a big orchestra of excellent musicians is quite powerful! I…Continue reading Beatlemania at Heide theatre
I was hardly done with the production of the Xusha plus Young Orchestra Hamburg dvd when the rehearsals for a little tour with Richard Wester and the Schleswig-Holstein Symphonic Orchestra already began. This project featured Richard’s own music and the classics from The Beatles both of which were arranged for the orchestra by our Berlin…Continue reading tour with Richard Wester feat. Schleswig-Holstein Symphonic Orchestra: Beatlemania
This February brought another Night of the Songs which I am always really looking forward to to be a part of. Two headliners are invited to play together with the two hosts Richard Wester and Manfred Maurenbrecher and myself: only one rehearsal and then playing their songs on stage – with everybody on stage joining…Continue reading Night of the Songs – concert in Flensburg
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
This year started out very nicely with a little jazz gig with my old friends from Jazztett. Ah, to be able to show what I practice all these scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions and all that for! We really did free ourselves playing this music – hey, so often people have to pay for this experience!…Continue reading playing some jazz on stage again – finally!
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…
Finally! After playing a few gigs “only” in a trio we played a Sebó-concert with a full band! There were great colleagues on board that usually play in other cool bands and so it was only a matter of having fun – and we did! We headlined at a festival at the legendary Fabrik, Hamburg…Continue reading with Sebó-band at the legendary Fabrik, Hamburg
The other day we played another trio concert with Sebó – with Malte Kuhn on guitar and myself on bass, background vocals, and foot-percussion. This time our way led us to Ziethen in Northern-Germany. The venue was so quickly sold out that we were asked if we could not simply play two concerts – way…Continue reading full house with Sebó in Ziethen
Last time I played with Michelle was at a great open-air-festival about one year ago and so it was nice seeing her again and to play this gig on national tv. The festival took place in Travemünde next to Lübeck, directly by the Baltic Sea. The weather was perfect and so the setting couldn’t be…Continue reading with Michelle at “Summer Hit Festival” in Travemünde/Lübeck
As Sebó spends a lot of his time working on his second album there are not as many live-gigs with him (I played half of all basses on his first album but this time he will sound more contemporary and so the low notes will be met by bass-synths). However, now, finally, there were a…Continue reading bass, vocals, and foot-drums with Sebó at Duckstein-festival/Lübeck
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
Last Saturday the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Kiew and two great things happened: a beautiful song that stands out from all the so often heard “Euro-trash-sound” won and after the points were given I played with Melanie C (remember – “Sporty Spice” from the Spice Girls) feat. Alex Francis on national tv. The…Continue reading gig with Mel C at ESC2017
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…
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
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.
On the road again: we’re going to play at Kito, Bremen tonight. My basses, the band, and I look forward to seeing you there!
Just returned from playing bass for Sebó at Birdland, Hamburg! There were cameras filming all over the place – perhaps I’ll see you on YouTube then? Thank you very much for the great night!
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!
Two days ago I played my basses at the “Nacht der Lieder” (night of the songs) in Flensburg again. It is always heaps of fun to play here since a few acts that have never performed together meet to do so – half-spontaneously with only one rehearsal. Never perfect – but then again it always somehow…Continue reading Nacht der Lieder (night of the songs) in Flensburg
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?….
Had a great rehearsal yesterday playing my basses with the Ivy Flindt band that just finished recording their album in Malmö and Stockholm, produced by Per Sunding (The Cardigans)! Super band, great music, good times!
Last Tuesday I subbed playing bass for my dear colleague Martin Glaser (congrats to fatherhood, Martin!) at the Mischa Gohlke band. A crew from ZDF tv was there to film a little special about him for their show “Menschen. Das Magazin”.
Just finished two days rehearsing with Paul Cless’ new band “Papillon Rising”. I really love my setup (finally playing not only my bass, but some synth-basses, as well, and guitar on a few tunes!)!