• born 10.11.1972 in Bad Harzburg / Germany

  • first bass aged 16

  • 1992: finished school in Hannover / Germany

  • from 1992: studied culture & music (Kulturpädagogik) at the university in Hildesheim / Germany (electric bass / vocals)

  • from 1993: professional freelance bassplayer

  • from 1993: teacher for several music schools and organisations, also taught workshops for bass, bass & drums, groove, music theory, eartraining and did coachings for bands all over Germany.

  • 1996: "Kontaktstudiengang Popularmusik" at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Hamburg / Germany

  • 1996-2015: editor of german bassmagazine "BASS PROFESSOR" (distributed quarterly in Germany, Austria & Switzerland)

  • 1999-2002: worked as a freelance journalist for well-known daily newspaper "Neue Presse" (critiques for concerts etc.)

  • from 2005: guest teacher for electric bass at the "Academy Of Contemporary Music" (London / UK)

  • from 2007: teacher at the "Academy Of Cultural Education" (Wolfenbüttel / Germany; incl. coachings for music teachers etc.)

  • 2007: first own bass method "SLAP ATTACK" (available exclusively from this webside - sorry, so far in german only!)

  • from 2008: Bassteacher for new bachelor course of studies "Popular Music" at the "Hochschule fuer Musik, Theater & Medien Hannover"

    from 2015: editor in chief of bass editorial office of online magazine

  • studiowork with: U.F.O., Simon Phillips, Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown, Bootsy Collins, John Scofield, Otis Redding...), Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard), Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Group, The Sweet...), J.J. Marsh (Glenn Hughes Band), Leo Margarit (Pain Of Salvation), Marla Glen, Cultured Pearls, Konstantin Wecker, Jens Eckhoff (Wir sind Helden), Martin Schnella (Flaming Row), Helle Hansen (DK), Maricel, Phil Barnes, Ossi Pfeiffer (Osssy), DJ Airknee (Jazzkantine), NDR symphony orchestra, Redd (SCO), Colorblind (DK), Audrey (F), DJ Steven Caretti, Shopmouse, Summerfield, Meike Koester Band, Robby Ballhause, Stefan Toeteberg, Peter Jordan, Paganini, Jeff Harrisson, Audrey Mouton, Justin, Red Light Blue, No1Nose, Viva, Unmada Manfred Kindel, Maxx, Tokunbo Akinro, Andreas Kienitz, Fireball, Britt Peters & Lars Lehmann-Duo, Landesbühne Hannover, Schauspielhaus Hannover, etc.

  • livegigs with: Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Mousse T., Vinnie Moore (U.F.O.), Roachford, Bobby Byrd, Pee Wee Ellis, Sidney Youngblood, Randy Hansen, Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Royal Hunt...), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Lyn Collins (James Brown, R.I.P.), Gwen McCrae, Martha High (James Brown, Maceo Parker...), Marva Whitney (James Brown), Vicky Anderson (James Brown), Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown, Bootsy Collins, John Scofield, Otis Redding...), Aquiles Priester (Angra), Mike DiMeo (Riot, Masterplan), Konstantin Wecker, Jens Eckhoff (Wir sind Helden), Emma Lanford, Natasha Wright (La Bouche, DJ Bobo), Kip Blackshire (Prince, New Power Generation, Macy Gray, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Lenny Kravitz, George Clinton, No Doubt...), Morris Hayes (Prince, New Power Generation), Liz Vandall (Sahara), Dan Farrow (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton...), "Sweet" Charles Sherell (James Brown), Waldo Weathers (James Brown, B.B. King...), Corey Parker (Prince, Maceo Parker, Ani DiFranco...), Harpo ("Moviestar"), Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man"), Ilja Richter, Faiz Mangat (Brosis), Stevie Woods (Starlight Express), Melva Houston (Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes...), James Nisbet (Kylie Minogue, Westlife, Lily Allan...), Lea McCrae (USA), Volkan (Orange Blue), Moritz Stahl (Stefanie Heinzmann, Johannes Örding),  Bruno Speight (Parliament, Maceo Parker...), Arif Vega (Justin Timberlake), Rick Washington (The Commodores, Stevie Nicks, The Eagles, Tower Of Power, Chaka Khan...), SPAX, Christoph Siegenthaler (Stefanie Heinzmann), Tim Ole Hoff (Klaus Lage Band, Lion King), Voktorija Anselmo (Inner Fear, Antimatter), Reggie Worthy (Ike & Tina Turner, Stoppok...), Supersonic, D.J. Air-Knee (Jazzkantine), Tokunbo Akinro (Tok Tok Tok), Jan-Heie Erchinger (Jazzkantine), Tom Bennecke (Jazzkantine), George Bishop (Jazzkantine, R.I.P.), Matthias "Maze" Meusel (Roger Cicero), Ulle Rode (Rosenstolz, Roger Cicero), Peter Koobs (Rosenstolz), Harry Bum Tschak (Nena, Fettes Brot), Andreas Recktenwald (Sarah Connor), Gabriella Massa (NL), Wolf Codera, Maya Sedef Gencoguz, Ron White (USA), Chris Lindner (Marianne Rosenberg), Ingrid Arthur (James Last), Maria Jane Hyde (Starlight Express...), Nick Lloyd (Starlight Express...), Kevin Williams (Solsonics), G.G. Anderson, Peter Petrel, Meike Koester Band, Maricel, Phil Barnes, David + Tyndale Thomas (UK), Elaine Thomas (USA), Sugarstone, Greg Perrineau (USA), Nanni Byl, Helen Taylor (USA), Maloy (PHI), Daniel Hall (USA), Rayla Sunshine (USA), Mike Williams (USA), Joe Whitney (USA), Charlemaine Thomas (USA), Lamont Humbrey (USA), Carl King (USA), Darren Lee (USA), Ricky Gittens (USA), Maud R., Javid (IN), Ron Ringwood (USA), James Kakande (UK), Masaya, Rodrigue, Alex Prince, Eurocats, Dodoleo, Too Many Cooks (CA), Rai Hamilton (Jamaica), Abba Mania, Abbafever, Discofever, XXL, Real Time, Soundlotion, Cosmopolitan, Screen Club, Ayda & Band, Body & Soul, Roy Brenningmeyers Hit-Transporter, Mit 18, Klub Royal, Pulp Culture, Public, Bray D. Bunch, Mastix, Marc Bastian Band, Motzfrosch, Cozmic Orient, Robby Ballhause Band, The Gaz Guzzlers, Good Times Gospel Voices, Roland Loy Band, Blues Pirates, Cymin Schwarz Band, Jaundice, Raphael & Alejandro, Edgar R. Rubin Band, Bright And Blue, Big Fish, Calima Flamenca, Ellen Obier, Souled Out, Hannover Vocal Allstars, Britt Peters & Lars Lehmann-Duo, Fine Time, Zonenrocker, Music Family, Jörg Jará, The Ward Brothers, Big Mama & Band, Hit Radio Show, Mel Edmondson Band, Á la Carte, Prager Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Choir, NDR Pops Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmony, Landesbuehne Hannover, Schauspielhaus Hannover, etc.

  • tv: ZDF, SAT1, NBC, NDR, WDR, ARTE, etc.

  • radio: Antenne, FFN, NDR, Eins Live, WDR, Radio 21, Radio Hamburg, Ö3, etc.

  • musicals & danceshows: Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Rocky Over The Rainbow, Godspell, First Step To Love, Hundertwasser: Das Musical, The Thing About Men, The Ugly Ducklings, Kleider machen Liebe, A New Brain, Crazy For You, Shoes With Wings, Steam, Godfather Of Soul, Footloose, A Midsummernight's Dream, Sweet Charity, Pietro e Lucia, Little Shop Of Horrors, Man Of La Mancha, The Full Monty, Sideshow, High Society, Plots With A View, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Wild Party, Victor/Victoria, The Threepenny Opera...