Lars Lehmann
Bassist & Journalist

Biography

  • born 10.11.1972 in Bad Harzburg / Germany
  • first bass aged 16
  • 1992: Graduation diploma in Hannover / Germany
  • 1992 – 2000: studied „culture & music“ (Kulturpaedagogik) at the university of Hildesheim / Germany (electric bass / vocals)
  • from 1993: various studio and live gigs as a professional freelance bass player
  • from 1993: teacher for several music schools and organisations, also taught workshops for bass, bass & drums, groove, music theory, ear training and did coachings for bands all over Germany, e.g. for “Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft (BA) Rock”, “Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft (LAG) Rock in Niedersachsen”, “Rockbuero Hannover”, “Rockbuero Celle”, „Rockworkshop Salzgitter“, „Dresdner Bass & Drum Festival“, „Warwick Bass Camp“ etc. – 1996: “Kontaktstudiengang Popularmusik” at the “Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater” in Hamburg / Germany
  • 1996-2015: editor of german bass magazine “BASS PROFESSOR” (distributed quarterly in Germany, Austria & Switzerland)
  • 1999-2002: worked as a freelance journalist for well known daily newspaper “Neue Presse” (concerts reviews etc.)
  • from 2004: Worked as electric and/or double bass player for various musicals & danceshows: Hair, Blues Brothers, Avenue Q., The Rocky Horror Show, The Addams Family, Rocky Over The Rainbow, Godspell, The Bridges Of Madison County, 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, High Society, A Wild Party, Victor/Victoria, The Threepenny Opera, Dogfight, Rock Meets Classic, Bach Weihnachts-Raptorium Unforgettable, Lucky Stiff, Steam, Next To Normal, Love Story, The Mystery Of Edwinn Drood, , Erwin Kannes, Cabaret …
  • from 2005: guest teacher for electric bass at the “Academy Of Contemporary Music” in London, UK. – Intensive course for electric bass at Jeff Berlins „Player’s School Of Music“ in Clearwater, Florida, USA.
  • 2007: first own bass method book “Slap-Attack” (available exclusively from his webside – only available in German so far, sorry!)
  • from 2008: Bass teacher for bachelor course of studies “Popular Music” at the “Hochschule fuer Musik, Theater & Medien Hannover”
  • 2014: One of three German bass lecturers at the international Warwick Bass Camp (amongst „bass heavyweights“ like Victor Wooten, Alphonso Johnson, Steve Bailey, Jonas Hellborg, Stu Hamm, Adam Nitti, Bobby Vega …)
  • from 2015: editor in chief of bass editorial office of German online magazine www.bonedo.de
  • from 2016: bass teacher at the „Popakademie Baden-Württemberg“ in Mannheim, Germany.
  • from 2017: Bass demonstrator for biggest YouTube bass channel „BassTheWorld“.

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:

Dave Bickler (Survivor; “Eye Of The Tiger”), Bobby Kimball (TOTO; “Hold The Line”), Bill Champlin (Chicago), 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), Moscow Symphonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Choir, 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, NDR Pops Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmony, Landesbuehne Hannover, Schauspielhaus Hannover, etc.