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homepage of the German freelance bass player Lars Lehmann!

HomeAfter more than 25 years in the business Lars Lehmann has become an integral part of the bass world. Ever since the mid-1990’s countless tours have led the highly versatile electric bass and double bass player around the globe multiple times. At the same time his distinctive playing style has become an important groove backbone of numerous recordings.

Nowadays you will find Lars either gigging at international rock, pop, funk & soul venues or jazz festivals. Then again you will spot him playing the double bass in the orchestra pit for various musical shows.

If you are a frequent internet user it is very likey you have spotted Lars as a bass demonstrator for the world-renowned bass channel “BassTheWorld” by Gregor Fris on YouTube.

Lars has also gained an excellent reputation as a bass educator, e.g. at the “Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg”, Mannheim, Germany, the “Hochschule fuer Musik, Theater und Medien” in Hannover, Germany, the “Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)” in London, England, as well as the “Warwick Bass Camp”, a highly esteemed international bass workshop, where he has taught classes alongside bass legends such as Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Alphonso Johnson, Bobby Vega, Stu Hamm, Adam Nitti and Gary Willis. Last but not least Lars has written one of the best teaching method books on slapping bass: “Slap-Attack”.

In addition to his work as a musician Lars was the editor in chief of the German bass magazine “Bass Professor from 1996 to 2015. He has also been the head of bass editorial office of, the biggest German online magazine, since 2015.




June/July 2020: Who would have thought that drive-in concerts would be THE thing apart from studio work for musicians in 2020? I had the pleasure of playing bass with the rock musical “Rent” by the Theater fuer Niedersachsen and I also wrote an article on the rehearsals and shows during the times of the Corona crisis on German online music mag  You can read the (German) article HERE!

When the first lockdown easings came, we also immediately recorded a studio concert with no audience with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella at the impressive monastery of Bursfelde which is to come out on DVD in the not too far future.

We also finished the recordings for the new album by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella and I played bass on all the tracks. Believe me: This album will be very special!

Along with Rainer Schumann (Drummer Fury In The Slaughterhouse) and guitarist Carsten Litfin we will play the first regular gig after the lockdown by late July. We are currently in preps and rehearsals -- can’t wait to hit the stage again!

May 2020: Right in the midst of the Corona Lockdown the fourth edition of my slap bass teaching method “Slap-Attack” is born. If you own the book already there is no need to buy this one since the content DID NOT CHANGE. Even if the new edition comes with a beautiful blueish cover!

New single & video: I have a nice solo bass arrangement by the name of “Higher Love” out. The song can be found on my solo album “Music Like Pictures” from 2010, but I re-recorded the track and added a new bridge part. The video was shot by my girlfriend Anja Telloke in the beautiful moor region of Altwarmbuechen close to my hometown Hannover in the north of Germany. Enjoy:

Lars Lehmann: "Higher Love" (Solo Bass Arrangement)

I also had the pleasure of putting my bassplaying hands on the new single of German Country Star Heinrich “Doc” Wolf. The track “Roadhouses & Automobiles” features a whole bunch of fantastic guest musicians:


March/April 2020: The Corona virus is spreading fear all over the world -- my thoughts are with all the unlucky ones who are suffering from the disease these days! It’s situations like this one where we suddenly realize what really matters in life: solidarity, charity and our families.

Please follow the recommendations of “social distancing” and help support healthcare providers (hospitals, doctors, nurses …) . And PLEASE stop buying toilet paper, yeast or pasta like there is no tomorrow -- THERE IS ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY!

Countless artists, musicians or self-employed persons have lost all their jobs in the twinkling of an eye with no idea what will happen next. In case you have the financial and mental ability to support freelance workers in your neighbourhood, please take care of each other!

Let’s all hope that within a couple of weeks we all meet again in good health. I salute everyone of you with this bass solo from march 11 at the “Jammin’ Lounge” in the city of Unna -- just a few days prior to the lockdown:


Lars Lehmann - Finger & Slap Bass Solo on Music Man Stingray Bass

January/February 2020: Happy New Year, dear visitors of! 🙂

In january and february of the new year I have lots of shows of the productions “Elternabend” as well as “Company” coming up at the Theater fuer Niedersachsen plus I will be gigging with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella -- see. tourdates for details.

We are also currently working on a new single for German rockers Ignore The Sign -- the very first single after our dear friend Steve Mann left the band due to problems with his more-than-packed busy schedule.

The famous music store PPC from Hannover shot an interview with me on the day of my bass clinic and concert with German guitar ace Thomas Blug. See the clip here:

November/December 2019: Preperations for the new production at the Theater fuer Niedersachsen, “Company”, are in full swing. Opening night will be on december 14.!

This year I will once again be a part of the annual christmas concert by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella at the “Stadthalle” in the city of Osterode. Tickets are happening to sell out quickly, so you better get yours fast!

Unfortunately my bass workshop in Reichenbach on november 24. had to be postponed by the local organizer due to personal problems. The workshop will take place later in 2020 and in the meantime I’m very much looking forward to my clinic at Kissfish Design in the city of Krefeld on december 1!

German progressive rockers Flaming Row have put out their new album “The Pure Shine” which is a masterpiece in every aspect possible -- check out the first “single”, “Jake’s Destiny”, with a duration of not less than 15 minutes. I feel lucky and proud to be a part of this awesome project!

September/October 2019: Fall is here and it’s workshop & clinic time for me! If you eager to learn more about my views on bassplaying as well as my playing techniques, please get in touch via email and meet me at one of these occations:

October 4: Clinic on “Blues & Rock Bass” @ Marleaux Tiefgang Festival, Lautenthal
October 18: Full day of Face-to-face lessons @ Rheingold Music, Duisburg
October 24: 1/2 day of Face-to-face lessons as well as a Markbass clinic @ PPC Music, Hannover
November 9: 5 hours workshop @ BOE Music Academy, Husum
November 24: 3 hrs workshop @ Bergkeller, Reichenbach (Vogtland)
December 1: 5 hours workshop @ Kissfish Design, Krefeld

On october 24 I will also be performing live @ PPC Music in my hometown Hannover along with master guitarist Thomas Blug, singer Anca Graterol and drummer Kristof Hinz.

I will also be shooting new bass review videos with Gregor Fris for his YouTube channel “BassTheWorld” plus I will be playing live together with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella.

August 2019: After a well-earned summer break and a lovely vacation I will be playing  a few shows with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella this August (please check tour dates for details). We’re also currently working on a video for a new song -- wait and see!

Multiple new BassTheWorld videos feat. Yours Truly as a bass demonstrator have come to see the light of day within the past few weeks. Feel free to check out Gregor Fris’ well-known YouTube bass channel, it’s definitely worth a few clicks on your mouse!

We also have a new live video by German rockers Ignore The Sign out on YouTube. If you’re into Classic Rock, you will love this great band for sure! Here we go:

June 2019: Only a few shows are remaining this month, before the “Theater fuer Niedersachsen” will embark on it’s well-earned summer break.

Other than that this month will see the entrance exams at the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien” in Hannover -- good luck to all contestants!

Towards the end of June I will be playing a few shows with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella in the south of Germany. Also Gregor Fris and myself are looking forward to producing new video reviews for his YouTube channel BassTheWorld!

May 2019: New video! German duo Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella feat. Simon Schroeder (dr) and Yours Truly on bass have just released the video to our version of In Flames’ “I’m Above”. Check this out, people -- both the musical version as well as the clip have turned out grrrreat:

On May 4 I will be teaching at a workshop for bassists and drummers featuring drum clinicians Momme Boe (Marquess, Pee Wee Ellis …) and Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody, Annihilator …). The workshop will take place at the “Akademie Sankelmark” , close to the city of Flensburg. Looking forward!

On May 11 the new musical production “Elternabend” (“parents’ evening”) by authors Peter Lund and Thomas Zaufke will see it’s premiere at the “Theater für Niedersachsen”. This piece is mad -- first you’ll be laughing your head off, but pretty soon the laughter will get stuck in your throat. I’ll be playing both electric and double bass within this production.

April 2019: New endorsement: I hereby proudly announce that as of now I will be endorsing the extremely useful high-class products of German company Lehle/RMI! The lovely Basswitch IQ DI can from now on be found on my pedal board. Many thanks to Burkhard Lehle, Joki Schaller and the whole Lehle team!

And now to something completely different – this month I will be playing two shows with the highly acclaimed orchestra Musica Assoluta featuring the minimal music pieces “Pulse” and “Radio Rewrite” by legendary composer Steve Reich. Many thanks for the invitation!

Another highlight will be the show with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella at the well-known “Artrock Festival” in Reichenbach, where we will be performing alongside bands like Arena, IQ, Goblin, Karat and others.

Furthermore I will be jamming at the “Jammin’ Lounge” in Unna. Other musical guests who have been invited by host Michael Meier will be Jay Walkin, Steffi Barth, Dirk Brand, Chris Vega as well as Daniel Sok.

Last but not least we will start to rehearse for the new musical production “Elternabend” by author Peter Lund and composer Thomas Zaufke at the Theater fuer Niedersachsen.

March 2019: This month I will do yet another video shooting with Gregor Fris for his YouTube channel BassTheWorld in the lovely city of Weimar.

Furthermore I will be playing both electric and double bass at the well-known “Theatre Days” in Tubingen with the “Jasper In Deadland” feat. the musical cast of the Theater fuer Niedersachsen.

Last but not least I will be doing a bass workshop entitled “Slap-Attack & more” at Robert Schumann Konservatorium in Zwickau in the far east of Germany. Many thanks to Matthias Schramm for inviting me!

February 2019: I’m really looking forward to the gig with Ignore The Sign at the Musikzentrum Hannover on the 9th – be there if you can make it, because this show will be killer!

I also will be playing a steady gig with “The Addam’s Family” in the lovely city of Heilbronn, plus we’ll be playing a cpl shows of “Jasper in Deadland” as well as “The Bridges Of Madison County”.

Towards the end of the month Gregor Fris and I will be shooting new review videos for Gregor’s basstheworld YouTube channel at his studio in Weimar.

Denis Busch from has produced a super funny video for YouTube and I got to do some funny acting in it, too. Check out the clip here -- sorry, in German only:

Pimp deinen Groove - Tipps vom Bassgott persönlich

January 2019: Here we go again! This month I will be part of a studio live DVD production with German tv station ZDF with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella. The DVD will be available by some time in late 2019.

Also we are currently in rehearsals with the new production “Jasper In Deadland” at the Theater fuer Niedersachsen.

We have uploaded an isolated drums & bass track  of Ignore The Signs new single “Silver Wind” -- this one is a real rocker … you can hear how wonderfully Kristof Hinz and I are getting along within the band:

"Silver Wind" (Ignore The Sign) - Isolated drums & bass track by Kristof Hinz & Lars Lehmann

December 2018: Another busy year has come to an end. As a crowning conclusion I will play a very special concert with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella at the Stadthalle Osterode on December 26. The tickets are already almost sold out! We are looking forward to a very special night featuring lots of great music from the “The Oblivion Tales” album!

I will be spending new year’s eve in the Theater fuer Niedersachsen since we will play a double feature of “The Addams Family”.

Also I will be playing “The Bridges Of Madison County” a couple of times in December.

Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year!

November 2018: NEW BASS! It is with great pride that I tell you that my new endorsement bass is a Music Man Stingray Special HH and it seriously is one of the bass Music Man instruments I have ever owned! What a MONSTER!!! Thanks to everybody at Ernie Ball / Music Man as well as Musik Meyer in Marburg!

This month I will be on the road with the Bahama Soul Club -- yes, the new bass will be with me. I’m really looking forward to our little autumn tour!

Meanwhile the musical production “The Addams Family” saw its opening night at the Theater fuer Niedersachsen and turned out to be super successful. If you’re into strange humor and great music -- check out this show!

October 2018: A new semester starts this month both at the “Hochschule fuer Musik, Theater und Medien” in Hannover, and at the “Popakademie Baden-Württemberg” in Mannheim. A warm welcome to all students -- new and old!

This month we will also shoot another video with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella in yet another “lost place” in the Harz mountains in Germany. Get ready for a great location!

We are currently rehearsing for “The Addams Family” at the “Theater fuer Niedersachsen” which will see it’s premiere on october 26.

September 2018: The Bahama Soul Club is finally back on stage! We will be performing in such beautiful places like Georgia (Europe, not in the US) – really looking forward!

Workshop: I will once again be doing a bass clinic at the annual  “Marleaux Tiefgang Festival” (September 28-30) in Bad Lauthental in the beautiful Harz Mountains.

On September 8 a new musical production by German Theater fuer Niedersachsen will see it’s premiere: “The Brodges Of Madison County”. I will be playing electric and double bass.

I will also be performing with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella plus I will be shooting new review clips with Gregor Fris for basstheworld. And yeeeees, the new Music Man Stingray Special will be checked out as well! 😀

The new video to the song “My Dear Children” by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella is finally online. Make sure to check it out since it has turned out great:

Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella - MY DEAR CHILDREN (Official Video)

August 2018: After a beautiful holiday I’m heading back to work! I have gigs coming up with Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella and will also be performing with the Bahama Soul Club feat. Olvido Ruiz for the first time after more than two years time!

July 2018: Teaching at the „Jazz & Rock Workshop Salzgitter 2018“ was great fun! Thanks to all the students, my lovely colleagues as well as Ralli Lewitziki and his team!

I’m really looking forward to the gig with Ignore The Sign at the „Rock das Ding“-Festival in Balge feat. Axxis, Nitrogods or The Blue Poets. Save the date: July 21!

Before that I will be heading to the Mannheim Popakademie for some more days of bass teaching and semester exams.

Also we will be shooting a new music video for yet another song of the album „The Oblivion Tales“ by Martin Schnella & Melanie Mau right before the well-earned summer break at the end of this month.


July 25 -- Schumann, Mellendorf

June 7 -- “Rent” (Musical), Hildesheim
June 6 -- “Rent” (Musical), Hildesheim
June 5 -- “Rent” (Musical), Hildesheim

May 30 -- “Rent” (Musical), Hildesheim
May 29 -- “Rent” (Musical), Hildesheim

March 12 -- „Company“ (Musical), Nienburg
March 11 -- Jammin’ Lounge, Unna
March 7 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
March 1 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim

February 21 -- „Company“ (Musical), Neumünster
February 19 -- „Company“ (Musical), Langenhagen
February 18 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
February 16 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
February 5 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Helmstedt

January 25 -- Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Markoldendorf
January 6 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
January 5 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim

December 30 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 26 -- Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Osterode
December 20 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 19 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 18 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 14 -- „Company“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 13 -- Quit Royal, Nienburg
December 8 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 1 -- 5 hours bass workshop @ Kissfish Design, Krefeld

November 26 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
November 24 -- 3 hours bass workshop @ Bergkeller, Reichenbach (Vogtland)
November 22 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
November 16 -- Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Achim
November 9 -- 5 hours bass workshop @ BOE Music Academy, Husum

October 26 -- Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Bonn
October 24 -- Face-to-face bass lessons, Markbass clinic & Allstar Concert (Thomas Blug, Anca Graterol, Kristof Hinz, Lars Lehmann) @ PPC Music, Hannover @ Rheingold Music, Duisburg
October 18 -- Full day of face-to-face bass lessons @ Rheingold Music, Duisburg

September 27 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Burgdorf
September 1 -- Markbass Bass Clinic, Sulzbach, “Six & Four”

August 31 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Ballenstedt
August 25 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Bad Harzburg
August 19 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Naumburg
August 18 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Reichenbach

July 4-7: 35th Jazz & Rock Workshop, Salzgitter

June 30 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Mindelheim
June 29 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Lahr
June 7 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
June 5 -- „The Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim

May 29 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
May 26 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
May 24 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Rüsselsheim
May 18 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
May 17 -- „The Addam’s Family“ (Musical), Nienburg
May 13 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
May 11 -- „Elternabend“ (Musical), Hildesheim
May 4 -- Bass & Drum Workshop feat. Momme Boe & Alex Landenburg (dr),
Akademiezentrum Sankelmark, Flensburg
May 1 -- Musica Assoluta -- “Pulse Of Nature”, Ballhof 1, Hannover

April 30 – Musica Assoluta -- “Pulse Of Nature”, Sendesaal, Bremen
April 22 – „The Addam’s Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
April 14 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Artrock Festival, Reichenbach
April 10 -- Jammin’ Lounge, Unna
April 9 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Hildesheim
April 7 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim

March 28 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Tübingen
March 23 – Bass-Workshop “Slap-Attack & More”, Zwickau, Robert-Schumann-Konservatorium
March 20 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim
March 19 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Lehrte
March 16 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Hildesheim
March 4 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
March 2 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Achim (Bremen)

February 24 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
February 23 – Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella, Iserlohn, Zündstoff XL Festival
February 21 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim
February 15 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Burgdorf
February 12 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim
February 11 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Nienburg
February 10 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Nienburg
February 9 – Ignore The Sign, Hannover, Musikzentrum
February 4 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Heilbronn
February 3 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Heilbronn
February 2 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Heilbronn
February 1 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Heilbronn

January 24 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Peine
January 21 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim
January 19 – „Jasper In Deadland“ (Musical), Hildesheim

December 31 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 21 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 20 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 17 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 14 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 8 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
December 5 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Hildesheim

November 24 – Bahama Soul Club @ Kulturbahnhof, Cloppenburg
November 23 – Bahama Soul Club @ Wegwarte, Lucklum
November 16 – Bahama Soul Club @ Jazz Point, Wangen
November 9 – Bahama Soul Club @ Tanzcafé  San Fransisco, Bayreuth
November 8 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Rheine
November 3 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Hildesheim
November 1 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Hildesheim

October 26 – „Die Addams Family“ (Musical), Nienburg
October 12 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (Musical), Burgdorf

September 28-30 – Bass Workshop @ Marleaux „Tiefgang“ Bass Camp, Lauthental
September 21-23 – Bahama Soul Club @ “Jazz & Wine Kakheti”, Georgia
September 19 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (musical), Hameln
September 17 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (musical), Hildesheim
September 8 – „Die Brücken am Fluss“ (musical), Hildesheim

August 30 – Bahama Soul Club @ „Woche der kleinen Künste“, Gütersloh
August 26 – Martin Schnella & Melanie Mau @ „Salz & Lichterfest“, Bad Harzburg

July 21 – Ignore The Sign @ „Rock das Ding“ Festival, Balge

Lars Lehmann

Lars Lehmann
Sonnenweg 23
30171 Hannover
Fon: 0049-511 2101533
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