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NEWS FOR AUGUST / SEPTEMBER:

In august you can spot me doing shows with the well-known coverband HISTORY from Hamburg, Germany. What's special about these gigs is that I will not only serve as a bassplayer as usual, but I'll also do the male vocal part. Wish me luck! :-D

 

I'll also be on the road with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. OLVIDO RUIZ as well as my friends MELLI MAU & MARTIN SCHNELLA.

 

The new musical production "AVENUE Q" by the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN will see it's premiere on august 19 - lots of work to do until then! Lateron in september the rehearsals for the next production "CABARET" will kick off. 

 

JUNE / JULY 2016:

Throughout june and july I'll be playing electric bass at the danish rock musical "STEAM" by jazz singer HELLE HANSEN in Fredericia, Denmark. A few years back I already did a showcase with this very show and cast at the "Edinburgh International Festival" in Scotland. Therefore I am more than happy to see that this great show is finally being performed on a regular basis this summer. 

 

Besides my teaching gig at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK, THEATER UND MEDIEN HANNOVER I will also be teaching electric bass at the world famous POPAKADEMIE MANNHEIM  this year. Thanks to my dear colleagues FRANK ITT and OLIVER POSCHMANN!

 

MARCH / APRIL / MAY 2016:

Very recently we finished a new video with german rockers IGNORE THE SIGN. The clip that will be available soon was shot at a ghost subway station in Hannover, Germany, and took place in cooperation with german tv and radiostation NDR. This will turn out great! While you still have to wait a few more weeks, here's a link to our latest music video for the song "IGNORE THE SIGN".

 

I have mentioned the fantastic album "Gray Matters" by MELLI MAU & MARTIN SCHNELLA before which also features a few basslines by yours truly. Now the duo produced a video for the song "Digging In The Dirt" by PETER GABRIEL which can also be found on "Gray Matters". Follow this link to enjoy the video!

 

Besides my teaching gig at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK, THEATER UND MEDIEN HANNOVER I will also be teaching electric bass at the world famous POPAKADEMIE MANNHEIM  this year. Thanks to my dear colleagues FRANK ITT and OLIVER POSCHMANN!

 

At the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT we shot this video featuring the new ERNIE BALL / MUSIC MAN CUTLASS & CAPRICE BASSES - killer instruments these are!!!

 

Gigwise I am currently working at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN most of the time which turns out to be challenging due to several shows which are shown in the first half of the year: "DRACULA", "BLUES BROTHERS", "Women ON TEH VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN" and "LUCKY STIFF". However, there are great news concerning live shows for the summer - more info to come soon!

 

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2016:

OSSSY is history – curtains up for IGNORE THE SIGN! It began years ago as the solo project of Hannover’s multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ossy Pfeiffer. Back then he invited various musicians to play on different songs, but it has now taken on a life of its own and grown into a fully-fledged band project. To celebrate this development we also shot a new music video which you can see here! The very last gig under the old band name OSSSY will be taking place in early march. 

 

During the first two months of the new year I will get to play my first shows of the new production "DRACULA" of the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN. Furthermore I will play at the shows "BLUES BROTHERS" as well as "WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN".

 

The very sympathic musicians couple MELLI MAU & MARTIN SCHNELLA have released a wonderful album by the name of "GRAY MATTERS" which I had the pleasure to put my bassplaying hands on. In order to celebrate this release there will be two release concerts in the beautiful Harz mountain area. See TOUR for details.

 

In february not only the rehearsals for the new TFN production "LUCKY STIFF" will kick off, but also rehearsals for the "UNFORGETTABLE" gala show of musical star MARICEL which will be taking place on feb. 27.

 

Last but not least I will be playing bass on a full-length album which is to be recorded at TOMMY NEWTONS "AREA 51" studio. Since I am a "ghost" bassplayer on this album, unfortunately I can not provide you with any more info on this record except for this one: "It will ROOOCK!" ;-D

 

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015:

Throughout november I will be constantly on the road with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. OLVIDO RUIZ from Havana, Cuba. We will be performing in Germany mostly, but you can also catch us in Switzerland. 

 

Apart from this tour I will be playing at the musical shows "BLUES BROTHERS" as well as "WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN" numerous times. Both productions are really great fun and definitely worth to be checked out!

 

On december 6 I will be playing a duo concert with my dear colleague RALF GAUCK from Worms (Germany) at the CUSTOM MUSIC SHOP in Duisburg. I am REALLY looking forward to this gig... RALF is a fantastic solo fretless player and I am eager to find out how our styles fit together!

 

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2015:

Holidays are over and I'm back at work again. Rehearsals for the new musical production "BLUES BROTHERS" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN will kick off in late september. Furthermore I will be on the road with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB this fall. See "TOUR" for details.

 

On october 2nd I will be teaching bass guitar at the MARLEAUX "TIEFGANG" BASS CAMP in Clausthal-Zellerfeld in Germany. 30 students will be attending classes from 10 well-known bassplayers for three days. Thanks for letting me be a part of this, GERALD MARLEAUX!!!

 

There are two new videos of Lars on YouTube: the first one is the new BASSTHEWORLD-clip which features me amongst 28 bassplayers from all over the planet - all of which playing eight bars of groove/soloing at 120 bpm. What a great idea! In order to present something new , I decided on a pic groove played on my beloved MUSIC MAN STINGRAY HH.

 

The second video features the end sequence of a bass solo played during a gig with OSSSY at the "ROCK IM SCHLOSS" festival in august. The motto of the festival was "WOODSTOCK"... no idea why this idea for a solo popped up in my mind! ;-D

 

JUNE / JULY 2015:

The new BASSTHEWORLD.COM video from the MUSIKMESSE 2015 has come out on YOUTUBE. Click here to see me showcasing the new ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN STINGRAY NECK THROUGH bass which is a mindblowing new instrument with an amazing sustain and great sound.

 

I'll be playing a bunch of shows with the famous NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and THE KING'S SINGERS from the UK throughout this summer. The repertoire will consist of wonderful songs from the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, so I'll be playing the double bass exclusively. First shows to take place in my hometown Hannover in june and lateron in july we will embark on a small european tour. See tourdates for details!

 

Simultaneously we will be working on the new production "WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN" (musical by David Yazbek & Jeffrey Lane). The show will be first performing june 27 and will be played throughout the summer. The older shows "A WILD PARTY" and "VICTOR/VICTORIA" can also still be seen in june and july.

 

Last but not least entrance exams are to take place at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK, THEATER UND MEDIEN in Hannover. Good luck to all the contestants!

 

APRIL / MAY 2015:

Lots of work for me to do in april: At first I worked for BONEDO at the Frankfurt Musikmesse Show, collecting bass related news. We also managed to film a short clip of me showcasing several new instruments, amps and cabs which you can SEE HERE (sorry, in german only!). Have fun!

 

Also there will soon be a new video (in english!) for BASSTHEWORLD.COM of me talking about and playing the new Music Man Stingray neck through. „Stay tuna“ for this clip!

 

Pretty much at the same time we started to rehearse heavily for a new musical production at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN called „A WILD PARTY“ featuring the music of ANDREW LIPPA. The premiere will be in early may and will be featuring me on electric and double bass.

 

At the end of april I went to Prague, Czech Republic, along with MOMME BOE (dr), FRANK SAWADE (git) and NIKLAS TURMANN (git) in order to rehearse with the CZECH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA as well as the CZECH NATIONAL CHOIR and a cast of dancers from Czech Republic and Russia for the rock opera „PIETRO E LUCIA“. The rehearsals went great and the show can be seen on may 5 at the FOREST NATIONAL ARENA in Brussels.

After coming back from Brussels I will go on tour with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB plus lateron I will be playing at the musical shows „A WILD PARTY“ and „VICTOR / VICTORIA“.

 

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2015: 

German bass mag BASSQUARTERLY has featured me in their current issue. Take a look, it's worth a glimpse!

 

New video: Spot a new solobass-video of me playing my beloved MUSIC MAN SABRE BASS, RHEINGOLD cables and a ROLAND Loop Station. Recorded at WARWICK BASS CAMP 2014. Good times!

 

The only constant feature in life is change! After 18 years and 78 issues I have made the decision to quit my job as editor in chief of BASS PROFESSOR magazine! I’m leaving on the best of terms, however I am fully convinced that this decision was the only possible one for me. I’d like to thank the team of BASS PROFESSOR magazine for the time we had together – all the best for the future!

Since february 2015 I am now the head of the bass editorial office at BONEDO - a lovely online magazine with LOADS of interesting reviews, interviews, features and news. I am really looking forward to my new tasks as well as working with my new colleagues!

 

Live shows: Besides playing at several musical shows I will be performing with bands OSSSY and BAHAMA SOUL CLUB throghout february and march. See "TOUR" for details.

 

DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015:

December will see the band SCHUMANN perform at the X-Mas Party for the homeless and those in need in my hometown Hannover, Germany. Guests will be served a hot x-mas meal including goose, red kraut & dumplings, and there will also be musical entertainment from various bands and artists throughout the day. Proud to be part of this!

 

Furthermore there will be some shows of "THE THREEPENNY OPERA" as well as "VICTOR/VICTORIA" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN. I'm playing the double bass exclusively in theses shows.

 

Apart from that I am happy to be given the chance to record some soundfiles for the homepage of the WR GOLIATH bass preamp. GOLIATH is a great sounding bass preamp for live gigs and studio work, and I'm extremely happy to be using this amazing tool from now on for most of my work. Thanks to company owner ROLAND WEILAND! The snippets should be uploaded during the second half of the month.

 

Last but not least I am happy to inform you that my schedules for 2015 are currently being made. Without going too much into detail I can tell you that some great live experiences will definitely come my way not later than next summer!

 

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2014:

Lots of work in october / november! The new semester will kick off at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK, THEATER & MEDIEN HANNOVER. I will have the pleasure to welcome four new bass students to our POPULAR MUSIC course of studies.

 

I'm really looking forward to another gig with SCHUMANN, the new band of former FURY IN THE SLAUGTHERHOUSE drummer RAINER SCHUMANN. Other members are GERO DRNEK (git), KRISTOF HINZ (dr) and myself on... well, I think you know that! ;-)

 

Furthermore the new musical production "VICTOR/VICTORIA" will see its premiere in october. I will be playing the double bass exclusively in this funny play based around the wonderful music of HENRY MANCINI. Come see the show if you can - it's worth it!

 

I'm also looking forward to lots of great moments on stage during the "CUBAN TAPES" autumn tour of the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB. This tour will feature new singer OLVIDO RUIZ from Havanna, Cuba!


SEPTEMBER 2014:

I will be one out of only three german bass professors at this year's WARWICK BASS CAMP in Markneukirchen, Germany. Other bass teachers will be Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Steve Bailey, Bobby Vega, Jonas Hellborg, Dave Ellefson, Alphonso Johnson, Adam Nitti, Stu Hamm, Andy Irvine, Hellmut Hattler, Wolfgang Schmid, Regi Wooten, Kevin "Brandino" Brandon, Chester Thompson as well as the amazing Armand Sabal-Lecco. In this One-Week-Intensive we will be teaching 82 bassplayers from 17 nations. I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!

 

Lateron in September I will be performing with the ABBA tribute show ABBAFEVER in France and Germany plus I will be playing the double bass various times at "The Threepenny Opera".

 

JULY / AUGUST 2014:

Quite a bunch of exciting news from the band OSSSY this summer: July 4 will see the release of our new album "SERUM 2.0". The release party will take place on June 30 @ the MUSIKZENTRUM HANNOVER. Only one week later we will perform at SOFIA ROCKS, Bulgarias biggest rock festival, amongst acts like 30 SECONDS TO MARS and THE OFFSPRING. Later that month (July 19) OSSSY is to play at the BEATBOX in my hometown Hannover.

 

Further news on the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB: The band will start rehearsing with new singer OLVIDO RUIZ from Cuba in July. I'm pretty sure Olvido will add some new shimmering color to the bands sound. The band will embark on their first european tour in the fall of 2014.

 

If you want to see more of me this summer, check out the TfN productions "The THREEPENNY OPERA" or "NEXT TO NORMAL".

 

Hannover to become the capital of bass! :-) On July 11/12 I will be doing a clinic on my teaching method "SLAP-ATTACK" at the PPC BASS DAY. Other clinicians / performers will be STU HAMM, REGGIE WORTHY, FRANK ITT & OVE BOSCH... Sounds like a fun weekend, eh?!

 

MAY / JUNE 2014:

The next MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP will take place on May 3 @ "MUSIKMARKT RENDSBURG"!

 

NEW BAND! After playing on his record "SUNSHINE, LOVE, MUSIC AND FOOTBALL" in 2013 I was asked to join ex-FURY IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE's drummer RAINER SCHUMANN's new group. The band will play the first gigs in May... really looking forward to the shows!

 

"KLASSIK MACHT AH!" - two exciting shows by the lovely NDR Radiophilharmonie featuring me on electric bass will be taking place in May.

 

The premiere of the new TFN musical production "NEXT TO NORMAL" was a great success, and indeed I think this show is SO very different from the regular musical subjects. Check it out if you have the time!

 

The band KOJATO by african singer & saxophone legend KOJO SAMUELS just put a live record out in early May. The cd was recorded during our very first show together at the "JAZZ AHEAD" show in 2013. Lovely record - to order your personal copy, please write to: booking@fivepiece.eu

 

Last but not least I will be doing some more shows with my friends of the ABBA FEVER tribute band this month.

 

MARCH / APRIL 2014:

The new album "MIRAGE - A PORTRAYAL OF FIGURES" of german progressive metal band FLAMING ROW is out! I played bass on quite a few tracks of it - great, great stuff with some amazing guest musicians, e.g. JIMMY KEEGAN & DAVE MEROS of SPOCK'S BEARD, LEO MARGARIT of PAIN OF SALVATION and AYREONs ARJEN LUCASSEN. Make sure to check it out!!!

 

More gret stuff ahead: Our dvd "OSSSY - SERUM Live" will be coming out this april plus we will finally hit the stage together in march - really looking forward to that one! 

 

Once again I received an invitation to WOLF CODERAs SESSION POSSIBLE events in march! Really looking forward to the concerts since there will be lots of space for jamming with great musicians as always!

 

I will also be working at the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT from march 12-15. Not only will I be around for BASS PROFESSOR magazine but I will also be gigging for MUSIC MAN & MARKBASS as special guest of the CHRIS VEGA BAND on saturday.

 

Last but not least there will be various shows of "HAIR", "THRIUMPH OF LOVE" plus the rehearsals for the new TFN production "NEXT TO NORMAL" will kick off in march. The premiere will take place in april.

 

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014:

The PURPLE SCHULZ / ZONENROCKER tour was a great success indeed - we had sooo much fun! Check out the photo gallery for some pictures. Btw: Waaay more pics are to be found on my FACEBOOK account.

 

In january and february I will be performing at the musical shows "HAIR", "ROCKY OVER THE RAINBOW" as well as "TRIUMPH OF LOVE" plus I will be doing a clinic for MUSIC MAN & MARKBASS at the RENDSBURGER MUSIKMESSE.

 

DECEMBER 2013:

What a nice surprise at the end of this year: I was asked to play a x-mas tour with the famous german singer PURPLE SCHULZ and the band ZONENROCKER. We'll be hitting the stage mainly in the east of Germany from dec 13.  

 

Before doing so, the new musical production "TRIUMPH OF LOVE" will premiere on dec 7. In this show I will be playing the double bass exclusively.

 

Yeah, my artist pages on www.musicman.de as well as www.ernieball.de are finally ready! Click HERE and HERE to visit my artist pages.

 

Furthermore the sounds snippets I did for www.musicman.de are finally to be found online. Remember: I recorded more than 250 sound snippets out of 14 Music Man basses in november in Hamburgs KONKEN studios. Click HERE to get to the news flash on www.musicman.de from where you'll be guided onwards to the sound files.

 

NOVEMBER 2013:

On november 16 & 17 I will be back at CMS music store in the city of Duisburg for yet another MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP - make sure to join in!

 

Anybody here have a thing for german tv series THE VOICE OF GERMANY? Well, not too long ago I played my lovely Sharkey VI fretless bass by MAGNUS KREMPEL on a song written by my friend OSSSY PFEIFFER, sung by TVOG participant HOLGER BROKMANN. Check out the video of that nice tune HERE!

 

On nov 9 & 10 I will be performing at the annual ROCK MEETS CLASSIC event in Buxtehude, Germany. The drummer at my side will be my old friend EDDIE FILIPP from Braunschweig.

 

Lateron in november I will be recording lots of new soundfiles for www.musicman.de - make sure to check back soon!

 

Furthermore we will be playing the musical shows HAIR and PLOTS WITH A VIEW and will also start rehearsals for the new TfN production TRIUMPH OF LOVE.

 

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2013:

If you are trying to get in touch with me via my old email AOL email address you will be disappointed. Unfortunately the account blew up and i cannot read or write emails there any more. Please get in touch via this homepage - sorry for any inconvenience caused!

 

In September I will be in the studio laying down bass tracks for german rapper SPAX as well as for CHRISTOPH VAN HALs adaption of BACHs "WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM".

 

On september 21 I will be doing a 60 min. clinic at the "DRESDNER DRUM & BASSFESTIVAL" in Dresden, Germany. Other bass acts will be the amazing GARY WILLIS, HELLMUT HATTLER and CLAUS FISCHER. 

 

You can see me live this month doing shows with the great tribute band ABBA FEVER plus I will be playing bass at the "DA CAPO" musical gala at the Colosseum in Essen. Furthermore you can hear me at the new TFN production "HAIR" and at the terrific trash show "ROCKY OVER THE RAINBOW".

 

AUGUST 2013:

Rehearsals for legendary musical "HAIR" are about to begin in august. I'm really excited to be given the chance to play this amazing show once again after so many years.

 

Also I will perform at a bunch of shows of SHAKESPEARES "A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM" at the world famous Baroque Gardens in my hometown Hannover.

 

Last but not least I'm looking forward to playing with the bands ABBA FEVER as well as NIGHT FEVER this month.

 

JUNE/JULY 2013:

The Brazil tour with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB was both a great success as well as great fun! We might be able to come back to this beautiful country by some time next year already - fingers crossed!

 

New clinics/workshops in June - click BASS CAMP for details!

 

At the moment we are in rehearsals for the trash musical "ROCKY OVER THE RAINBOW" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN. The show will see its premiere on June 20.

 

I am also looking forward to gigs with my old friend ROBBY BALLHAUSE as well as my best buddy OSSSY PFEIFFER at this years "fete de la musique" in my hometown Hannover.

 

Last but not least I have my fingers crossed for all the young people who are willing to get a place to study at the POPULAR MUSIC course of studies at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK UND THEATER HANNOVER this june! Good luck, people!

 

MAY 2013:

During the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT Mr. GREGOR FRIES and his team from www.basstheworld.com shot a new promo video with me showcasing the reborn MUSIC MAN CLASSIC SABRE BASS. The video got some mindblowing 10.000 clicks within its first week on YouTube. Click here to see the video!

 

The debut gig with KOJATO feat. afro jazz star EBENEZER KOJO SAMUELS in Bremen went great in front of more than 400 people. I'm looking forward to more shows with this new band!

 

I will be playing electric and double bass on not less than three album productions this month, two of them being cds for musical shows and one being the debut solo album of former FURY IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE drummer RAINER SCHUMANN.

 

Rehearsals for the new musical show "ROCKY OVER THE RAINBOW" are to kick off in may plus I will be playing at a musical gala for the FREILICHTBUEHNE TECKLENBURG.

 

On may 25 the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB will perform in the beautiful city of Goerlitz (close to Poland). The gig will be a kickoff for our upcoming BRAZIL tour in june which we are really looking forward to!

 

APRIL 2013:

The new musical "Plots With A View" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN turns out to be a fantastic success. If you're into great british humor, this is the show you wouldn't dare to miss!

 

In April I will be working at the MUSIKMESSE SHOW in Frankfurt/Germany. If you happen to be there, feel free to stop by at the booth of BASS PROFESSOR magazine in hall 4.0.

 

Also coming up in April will be the debut gig with a new band with african lead singer KOJATO at the "Villa Sponte" in Bremen. Don't miss!

 

FEB / MARCH 2013: 

What? March already? I thought the year had just begun! Apologies to all of you visitors of larslehmann.com who have been looking for news updates throughout february. The truth is: I really was too busy to do it.

 

Not only did I go through rehearsals as well as the premiere for the new TfN musical production "Plots With a View", but I also received an invitation to work with the amazing world-famous NDR POPS ORCHESTRA for their three annual concerts of Hollywood movie scores. Both the rehearsals and the concerts were an amazing experience I will hardly ever forget!

 

Not much rest for me coming up in march: Besides a whole bunch of "Plots With a View" shows I will be in rehearsals with two brand new bands: First being the band of Manchester-born singer SAM LEIGH BROWN who earlier was a german chart breaker with the FRANK POP ENSEMLBE. The debut gig of the new group will happen on march 22.

 

The second new band will be the group of legendary african singer KOJATO. Rehearsals will be taking place in Bremen, Germany.

 

I'm really looking forward to the gigs with these new bands!

 

JANUARY 2013:

The concert with OSSSY - SERUM at the "Capitol" in Hannover was a great way to end 2012! I'm really looking forward to the DVD which was filmed during the gig - and I have my fingers crossed for more shows with this great band!

 

In January I will be playing once again at WOLF CODERAS "SESSION POSSIBLE" series in the cities of Solingen, Hattingen and Essen. Lineup will be Maya Sedef (voc), Joe Whitney (voc), Tim Ole Hoff (dr), Christoph Siegenthaler (key), Moritz Stahl (git), Wolf Codera (sax) as well as myself on bass guitar.

 

Also there will be a short tour all over northern Germany with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. PAT APPLETON plus I will be playing the album release gig of singer/songwriter ROBBY BALLHAUSE. More gigs: I will be playing some musical shows of the TFN production "HIGH SOCIETY" and will be teaching at my beloved MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP at the BASSTREFF NORD in Ascheberg (Holstein).

 

DECEMBER 2012:

December will be packed with rehearsals for the gig of OSSSY - SERUM on december 14 at the CAPITOL in Hannover. Can't wait, this is going to be great fun!

 

A wonderful project for me in december will be the "X-MAS RAPTORIO". About 100 kids from various scopes like dance, hiphop, choir, classical music will work together on BACHs "X-MAS ORATORIO" but will merge it into something completely new: a RAPtorio, which you will be able to witness in theatres and churches this month!

 

Furthermore you'll be able to see and hear me a couple times in the shows "HIGH SOCIETY" as well as "LITTLE SHOW OF HORROR". Plus I will be performing with ABBA FEVER as well as with BIG MAMA & BAND. 

 

NOVEMBER 2012:

Lots of stuff to do in november... First of all i am happy to announce that I finally have found a great guitar player who will do the guitar parts of my second solo album: Steve Mann. That name sounds familiar, don't you think? Not only was Steve a long-time traveling companion of Michael Schenker in MSG, but he also made his statements in THE SWEET, ELOY and many more.

 

I am currently in recordings for more songs for the new album of Martin Schnellas FLAMING ROW. This is going to be a killer album!

 

Furthermore in the middle of the Month the rehearsals for the gig of OSSSY - SERUM on december 14 at the CAPITOL in Hannover will take place. Can't wait, this is going to be great fun!

 

If you're into musical shows you'll be able to see and hear me a couple times in the shows "HIGH SOCIETY" as well as "LITTLE SHOW OF HORROR" in november. 

 

Last but not least I am really looking forward to the two-day MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP at CMS in Duisburg on november 24 and 25.

 

OCTOBER 2012:

You'll be able to spot me in the orchestra pit of the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN a few times playing the double bass for the new musical production "HIGH SOCIETY". 

 

Furthermore late october will be the project kickoff for the x-mas show "WEIHNACHTS-RAPTORIUM". Anybody remember the "Christmas Oratorio" by JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH? Well, this time we will go RAP with a special adaption of this subject by CHRISTOPH VAN HAL.

Part of the band is my old friend JENS ECKHOFF aka JEAN-MICHEL TOURETTE from german chart breaker WIR SIND HELDEN as well as rapper SPAX who also did some of his amazing stuff on my solo record "MUSIC LIKE PICTURES".

 

I'm also looking forward to two MUSIC MAN BASS CAMPs (pls see "BASS CAMP" for details!)

 

SEPTEMBER 2012:

In September I will be performing in France and Germany with the great ABBA tribute show ABBA FEVER from Hamburg, Germany.

Also we will start rehearsing for the new musical production "HIGH SOCIETY" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN.

 

I just finished the bass tracks on a few songs on the new album of german progressive metal band FLAMING ROW feat. SPOCK'S BEARD'S JIMMY KEEGAN on drums. Mastermind MARTIN SCHNELLA was very excited about the bass tracks, so there might be even more songs coming up for me. This was great fun, MARTIN!

 

Finally my pedalboard is in great order, set & ready! MATHIAS POETS of POETS CUSTOM AUDIO did an amazing job fixing all the cables and pedals on the board. If you have never heard of MATHIAS and his company, make sure to check out his homepage, where you will also find loads of pics of my new pedalboard! Of course MATHIAS is looking forward to receiving requests from all over the world. Check him out, this guy is definitely worth a try!

 

AUGUST 2012:

In August I will be performing with BIG MAMA & BAND, as well as german singer MANOO. Also I will be playing in France with the great ABBA tribute show ABBA FEVER. There are actually more ABBA FEVER shows in France to come in September. Looking forward to those gigs!

 

Studio work: I will be playing bass on a few tracks on the new album of german progressive metal band FLAMING ROW feat. SPOCK'S BEARD'S JIMMY KEEGAN on drums. Sounds like fun, eh?

 

SOENKE WIETING from magazine SONNTAGSREPORT wrote a great review on my cd MUSIC LIKE PICTURES. To read the (german) review, please click here. Thanks, Soela!

 

JUNE/JULY 2012:

In June/July you will be able to spot me doing my stuff quite a few times. Not only will I be performing in the musicals "SIDESHOW", "THE FULL MONTY" and "LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS", but I will also be performing with my old friends RAFAEL & ALEJANDRO plus I will be on the road with THE BAHAMA SOUL CLUB in Belgium.

 

June will also see the entrance examinations for the POPULAR MUSIC course of studies at the HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIC, THEATER UND MEDIEN in my hometown Hannover. Looking forward to it...

 

COBALT love: In case you guys out there have not yet made attempts to check out the new COBALT STRINGS by ERNIE BALL, here's a little video I shot by myself showcasing this amazing new product.

 

APRIL/MAY 2012:

The new album "SEVEN DEADLY" of legendary hardrock group U.F.O. - which carries my basslines - hit the shops worldwide at the end of february. Go figure: The album hit No1 of UK's rock, indie, and BBC RADIO charts! It also hit Sweden's rock charts at 7, Germany's sales charts at 55 and the US billboard indie charts at 152! 

 

I had great fun playing my solo bass performance at AGORA STAGE at the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT in march. If you wanna get a glimse of what happened there, click here for a short video compilation of my gig.

 

Moreover I happened to run into Gregor Fries from Basstheworld.com who shot a little video of me showcasing a brand new MUSIC MAN STINGRAY DEALERS EDITION. Click here for this clip which already received more than 6000 views.

 

The premiere of the new TFN musical production "THE FULL MONTY" will be taking place on april 12. Right now we are in rehearsals for this very entertaining new show which features a bunch of great soul and funk songs!

 

By the end of april I will be heading off to the studio to record some tracks with german soul singer MANOO and her band. I also will be playing two shows with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB in Berlin and Leipzig.

 

MARCH 2012:

The new album "SEVEN DEADLY" of legendary hardrock group U.F.O. - which carries my basslines - hit the shops worldwide at the end of february. Go figure: The album not only went straight to 63 in the britisch sales charts, but also hit No1 of UK's rock, indie, and BBC RADIO charts! Yaaay!

 

On march 23 I will be performing on the great AGORA STAGE at the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT. This will be no clinic or workshop - just Lars playing his own songs and some tracks of other artists he played with lately! Don't miss!

 

JUGEND MUSIZIERT (Youth Plays Music): On march 9 I will be part of the jury in this very wellknown competition in the lovely city of Wolfenbuettel. Really looking forward to what the young talents will be playing...

 

By the end of march rehearsals for the new musical production "FULL MONTY" at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN will kick off.

 

FEBRUARY 2012:

February will be a successful month: The new album of british/american hardrock legend U.F.O. (which I had the pleasure to play bass on) will be namend "SEVEN DEADLY" and will be available worldwide from feb. 24 via SPV records.

But there are more great news: On that very day the debut album "SERUM" by my good friend Ossi Pfeiffer will hit the stores worldwide. The projects name is "Osssy" and I played bass on most of the tracks, besides a whole bunch of amazing musicians such as Simon Phillips (TOTO, The Who), JJ Marsh (Glen Hughes Band), Steve Mann (MSG), and many more...

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: I will be back with a great two-days-BASS CAMP at JUST MUSIC in Munich on feb. 18 & 19. I you feel like joining in, just drop me a line.

 

We are currently in rehearsals for the new TFN musical show "SIDESHOW" which will see its premiere on feb 2nd - 2,5 hrs of nonstop music. I play double bass and electric in this show.

 

More than that I will be performing with the soulband MAN IN BLACK by the end of february.

 

Great honor: I just received an invitation from the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT to play a solo show on the great AGORA STAGE in march. This will be no clinic or workshop - just me playing my own songs! YEEHAW!

 

JANUARY 2012:

The new album of british/american hardrock legend U.F.O. (which I had the pleasure to play bass on) will be namend "SEVEN DEADLY" and will be available worldwide from late february via SPV records.

"SLAP-ATTACK": A third (!) edition of method book on thumb technique will be coming out this month due to the high market demand. This is a terrific success which makes me very proud!

Severe giggin' ahead: I won't be playing less than eight shows for the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN this month. Moreover rehearsals for the new musical production "SIDESHOW" will kick off in january.

Luckily I will be playing a show at the ROBINSON HOLIDAY CLUB FLEESENSEE (close to Berlin) in the middle of this month which hopefully will give me some time to relax in the spa area! :-)

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: I will be back with a great two-days-BASS CAMP at JUST MUSIC in Munich on feb. 18 & 19. I you feel like joining in, just drop me a line.

 

DECEMBER 2011:

New album: In november i teamed up with Ossy Pfeiffer and Kristof Hinz for the first drum recording session for my next solo album. I don't want to tell you too much about it in order to keep you in suspense, but this album is going to be way much harder than MUSIC LIKE PICTURES. Drum recordings took place at the POPINSTITUT HANNOVER... check out this little video from the session. We'll be recording drums to more songs in december... 

 

Last november saw the premiere of the fairy tale musical "THE LAST UNICORN" to who's playback cd I was lucky to record electric, fretless and double bass. The music was written by CHRISTIAN GUNDLACH.

 

I wish y'all a very merry x-mas and a happy new year!!!

 

NOVEMBER 2011:

New endorsements: As of now I am proud to announce to be endorsing the amazing bass preamp B-MAX by BBE. From the moment i checked this wicked little tone tool for a review in BASS PROFESSOR magazine I fell in love with its sound! Many thanks to FRANK FUEGNER from german distributor MUSIK WEIN for offering me the endorsement deal.

Also I am happy to announce that I have just equipped my whole home studio with the mindblowing RHEINGOLD cables which also caught my attention due to a review I did in BASS PROFESSOR. Thank you so much for your lovely support, JUERGER WEIDNER & everybody at RHEINGOLD/CMS in Duisburg, Germany!!!

 

The MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Nuernberg (Nov. 5 & 6) was a great experience. Thanks to everybody who took part and EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to THOMAS MEINLSCHMIDT from BTM GUITARS for having me as a guest with my workshop series!

 

The month of october saw a great bunch of musical shows, both "THE MAN FROM LA MANCHA" as well as "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS". More shows are to come in november - don't miss!

 

I am very proud to announce that by early 2012 a third edition of my teaching method "SLAP-ATTACK" will come out. The book is still available exclusively via this website as well as some few chosen music stores which makes me even more proud of this great success!

 

OCTOBER 2011:

I have just finished the basstracks for the upcoming studio album of british/american hardrock legend U.F.O. (Phil Mogg - voc; Paul Raymond - git, keys; Andy Parker - drums; Vinnie Moore - git). After a short rehearsal phase in Hanover last month I did all the basstracks in my home studio. This is going to be a killer album!!!

 

The little tour with the ABBA tribute show ABBA FEVER was indeed amazing fun and I would like o thank all the girls and boys of the band for being so amazingly warm & kind!  

 

The premiere of the musical "MAN FROM LA MANCHA" was a great success, as well as the re-premiere of "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS". We will continue to play both musicals constantly for the rest of the year - don't miss!

 

The new semester at the MUSIKHOCHSCHULE HANNOVER has just seen its kick-off in early october. I am looking forward to teaching my two new bass students.

 

2 FULL DAYS of my MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP!!! On november 5 and 6 i will be doing a whole weekend full of bass licks, tricks and wisdom at BTM GUITARS in NUERNBERG. Wanna join in? Drop me a line at lars@larslehmann.com

 

SEPTEMBER 2011:

I have just finished the bass recordings for the musical cd "THE LAST UNICORN" by composer Christian Gundlach which was also great fun. I did not only play electric as well as upright bass, but also got the chance to finally use my lovely sixstring fretless by german master luthier MAGNUS KREMPEL.

 

By early September we started the rehearsals for the musical show "THE MAN FROM LA MANCHA" which will see its premiere with me on double bass exclusively on September 17th.

 

Apart from that I will be playing a few shows with ABBA FEVER as well as NIGHTFEVER this month.

 

Lars on czech tv: While doing a workshop in Prague, Czech Republic, earlier this year, I was lucky to do a short tv appearance on czech tv for a format called JAM STAGE. Follow THIS LINK to spot me explaining a typical slap lick in the style of... Lars! :-)

 

AUGUST 2011:

Things always seem to happen when you least expect them. The reason this news update took so long is that at the beginning of this month I received an offer to record the basstracks for the upcoming studio album of british/american rock legend U.F.O. - YEEEHAW!!!

 

As a result I ended up rehearsing the new tracks with PHIL MOGG, PAUL RAYMOND, ANDY PARKER & VINNIE MOORE for one week in my hometown Hanover. Right now I have just started to record the first songs at my home studio. The new material was written by PAUL RAYMOND and VINNIE MOORE. There are some mid tempo songs, but the main part of the album will be pure ROCK!

I am more than excited to be given this amazing chance - thanks for the recommendation, Vinnie!

 

Apart from these great news I will be doing a session for the fairytale musical "THE LAST UNICORN" of composer CHRISTIAN GUNDLACH this month. Really looking forward to that, too!

 

JULY 2011:

The gig in Vienna with THE BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. PAT APPLETON was a great success. We opened up for latin music legend SERGIO MENDEZ ("Mas Que Nada"). I just spotted a short snippet from that very gig on YouTube - ENJOY!

 

It was a great honor for me to find my song "DADDIES ARMS" from my solo record "MUSIC LIKE PICTURES" to be used by italian dancer EMANUELE PIPI from Naples for his choreographic contribution during the NEW STEPS dance festival in Hannover, Germany. Hopefully in the future I will be able to be part of crossover projects like this some more with my music.

 

Entrance exhaminations at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK UND THEATER in Hannover have seen many young bassplayers trying to pass the test. At the moment decisions are being made on who will be this year's two bass students to study the bass guitar with my support.

 

After the summer break I am looking forward to new missions such as being part of the art project "ORPHEUS", a gig with the amazing BIG MAMA & BAND, recordings for the musical "THE LAST UNICORN" as well as the rehearsal-kickoff for the production "THE MAN FROM LA MANCHA".

 

JUNE 2011:

The tour in may to celebrate 40 yrs of "ILJA RICHTERS DISCO" was a great success and led us pretty much all over Germany. I was part of the NIGHTFEVER band who backed up guests like HARPO ("Moviestar"), CHRIS ANDREWS ("Yesterday Man") and MIDDLE OF THE ROAD ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"). Thanks to the band and the rest of the great team - I had lots of fun!

 

At the same time with the tour I was in rehearsals for the new musical show at the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN, "Little Shop Of Horrors". This is why i had to sometimes take the early train from whatever city in Germany to show up in time for the rehearsals and go back to whatever next city on the tour rider in order to play the tour gig. Exhausting, since I did this more than once! But the amazing premiere of "Little Shop Of Horror" was really worth the effort. We will be playing this mindblowing musical show about 30 times within the next few months. Don't miss it!

 

The MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP at SESSION MUSIC (Frankfurt) was a great success - yet so successful that there will be a new date soon for not less than two days in a row! Click here for a review of that bass worlshop in Frankfurt (german only!). I will be teaching at my BASS CAMP on june 11 at MUSIKMARKT RENDSBURG and on june 18 at MUSIKSCHULE NEUSTADT.

 

Apart from the musical shows and the two BASS CAMPS there will be a few function gigs in june. Plus starting from june 20 we will have the new admission exhaminations for POPULAR MUSIC at the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK UND THEATER in Hannover.

 

MAY 2011:

Starting on may 11 I will be touring in Germany with ILJA RICHTERS "40 JAHRE DISCO"  feat. HARPO, CHRIS ANDREWS and MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. All guest artists to be backed up by the band NIGHTFEVER.

 

I'm looking forward to teaching at my MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP on may 28 in Frankfurt. Make sure to join in!

 

The "GOLDEN BROADWAY" musical shows for the THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN are great fun! This production sees me play the upright bass exclusively.

I'm also looking forward to the rehearsals for "LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS" which will kick off in may as well.

 

In 2011 BASS PROFESSOR MAGAZINE will be published five times (instead of four times) per year, so I will need to work on the upcoming issue for June on the tourbus pretty much... Looks like a busy month, eh? 

 

ARPIL 2011:

Throughout march we went through rehearsals for the new musical show "GOLDEN BROADWAY" which will see it's premier today (april 2). More shows are to come up in april and lateron.

 

I will be working at the FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE SHOW from april 6 to april 9. The booth of BASS PROFESSOR magazine is hall 4.0, J71.

 

I am also looking forward to playing gigs with BIG MAMA & BAND as well as ROBBY BALLHAUSE this month, plus we have the kickoff of the new semester at the MUSIKHOCHSCHULE HANNOVER.

 

More news: I will be playing bass for the production "40 JAHRE DISCO" with Ilja Richter feat. Harpo, Chris Andrews, Middle Of the Road and others in may. All artists will be backed up by the NIGHTFEVER BAND.

 

MARCH 2011:

The workshop with drummer JOSEF "PEPA" CIGANEK in Prague was great fun and very successful. Thanks to Pepa and his bandmate Jan for a great time and the good organisation! Also i want to thank Peter Murray from MARKBASS and Tom from czech MARKBASS distribution for the great bass rig they gave me for the workshop. 

 

March will see the rehearsals for the new musical show "GOLDEN BROADWAY" and the "THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN". The show will consist of music from the 20's to the 50's and I will once again be playing upright bass exclusively.

 

New endorsement bass: The lovely guys from MUSIC MAN gave me a mindblowing MUSIC MAN BONGO in STERLING SILVER which I used with great pleasure in Prague for the first time. What a killer instrument - thanks so much, guys!!!

 

FEBRUARY 2011:

I have just finished the bass tracks for the solo album for czech high-class drummer JOSEF "PEPA" CIGANEK. The recording will be absolutely worth a listen! I'm really looking forward to jamming some of the tracks with PEPA at our workshop in Prague on feb 21.

 

Meanwhile the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMPS in Munich and Braunschweig were great events to remember. In Munich I was teaching two days in a row for the first time which was not only fun but also very successful - so as a result I will be doing "weekenders" of my workshop series more often from now on. I'm currently working on new dates for the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP - will keep you updated on those plans!

 

JANUARY 2011:

In january I'll be recording bass tracks for the amazing czech drummer JOSEF "PEPA" CIGANEK to whom I got introduced to by JAN NEMEC during my stay in the city of Prague in last november. The album will end up as a mix of rock, funk and fusion. Check out PEPA on Youtube, his playing is really worth a click: LINK 1 & LINK 2.

In february I will be doing a drum&bass clinic with PEPA in Prague. Thanks for the invitation, Pepa!

 

Heavy schedule: January is also going to see me perform on the double bass at not less than eight musical shows of "SWEET CHARITY.

 

I am really looking forward to the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP at "JUST MUSIC" in Munich which for the first time will be held for TWO DAYS! 

 

Debut: I'll be doing a bass clinic for MARKBASS at the "Musikpark" in Rendsburg at the end of the month. Make sure to join in to see me perform songs of some of my "employers", e.g. ULI JON ROTH, VINNIE MOORE, MOUSSE T. as well as some of my own tracks!

 

DECEMBER 2010:

To be working in the lovely city of Prague along with one of the planet's best symphony orchestras, well-known opera singers, the czech national choir as well as world-class maestro Marcello Rota - what more can an artists heart long for?

The world premiere of rock opera "PIETRO E LUCIA" was not only amazingly great fun, but was also an incredible success! The show took place @ "Tesla Arena" in the heart of Prague and was almost sold out. Looking forward to playing the follow-up shows... most likely from late April on we will keep on playing Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Russia. Will keep you updated on those dates.

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: Guess who ruled in Nuernberg? Well, it was the first time for the BASS CAMP in this wonderful city, but the plain fact is: The whole day was just incredibly well organised by BTM GUITARS' Thomas Meinlschmidt - thanks so much, my friend! This along with the great number of pleasant workshop participants made the workshop more than enjoyable!

Also for the first time we started off the BASS CAMP with an exhibition of MUSIC MAN basses and MARKBASS gear which turned out to be a great success. Thanks to Vinnie from MUSIC MAN and Dirke Hesse from MARKBASS. January will see another MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP - this time I for two days in a row @ JUST MUSIC, Munich!

 

For now I am looking forward to a quiet and calm x-mas - and of course to a high-energy rock & soul party on New Year's Eve with the amazing BIG MAMA & BAND!

 

To all visitors of larslehmann.com: May you have a lovely x-mas and a "great glissando" into a healthy, successful and happy new year 2011!

 

NOVEMBER 2010:

Besides a high-energy relocation I am currently hard at work for the rock opera "Pietro e Lucia" along with the Czech Symphonic Orchestra, the Czech National Choir as well as the ballet of Bolshoi Theatre, Russia. All in all we have about 300 people working for this impressive production! A cd of the same name had been produced by us last year. Official rehearsals are to take place from nov. 14 in Prague for three weeks. The first two shows will be on december 2 (Prague) and 9 (Kosice). More shows to come up world wide until 2013. CLICK HERE for an exclusive trailer of the production.

The rock band's line up consists of my Uli Jon Roth-bandmate Niklas Turmann (git), and Kylie Minogue's & Lily Allen's James Nisbet from London on lead guitar. New drummer "on board" is Momme Boe, a highly experienced colleague of mine plus an amazingly nice bloke to hang out with!

 

The cruise ship gig (Kiel/Oslo/Kiel) with Uli Jon Roth & Band in october was great fun. Unfortunately I was pretty much clobbered by the flu for almost two days during the trip. However, the show as well as the trip were absolutely enjoyable!

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: Please enjoy the new promotional video on my workshop/clinic series. Also we have added new dates in december and january.

 

OCTOBER 2010:

A great event is casting its shadow before: In november/december I will be rehearsing for the rock opera "Pietro e Lucia" along with the Czech Symphonic Orchestra, the Czech National Choir as well as the ballet of Bolshoi Theatre, Russia. A cd of the same name had been produced by us last year. Rehearsals will be taking place in Prague for three weeks, and the first two shows will be on december 2 (Prague) and 9 (Kosice). More shows to come up world wide until 2013. 

The rock band's line up consists of my buddy Ossi Pfeiffer (dr), my Uli Jon Roth-bandmate Niklas Turmann (git), and Lily Allen's James Nisbet from London on lead guitar.

 

Cruise ship gig: ULI JON ROTH & BAND will be performing on a Classic Rock Cruise in october. Other bands involved will be U.F.O., Ken Hensley & Band, and others... Sounds like fun, eh? Route will be Kiel-Oslo-Kiel.


Meanwhile the premiere of "SWEET CHARITY" went very well. We will be playing this successful 60's musical quite a bit in october with me on double bass exclusively. 

 

New semester: I am looking forward to working with my new "Popular Music" bass students at the "Hochschule fuer Musik & Theater Hannover"- welcome, guys!

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: Please enjoy the new promotional video on my workshop/clinic series. Also we have added new dates in december and january.

 

SEPTEMBER 2010:

INTERVIEW: German music mag "GITARRE & BASS" did an interview with me in their latest issue for September. A great round of applause and a big THANK YOU goes out to Lothar Trampert, Dirk Groll and Arnd Mueller!!!

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP: Due to my busy schedule we couldn't come up with too many new dates for my workshop clinic this year. However, there will be some new dates added soon... if you're unpatient or just interested, please click "BASS CAMP" or right here for a great new promo video.

 

This month will see a bunch of function gigs, but in the first place we will start rehearsing for the musical "SWEET CHARITY" by Cy Coleman. Looks like this production will see me play double bass exclusively.

 

My time at the ERNIE BALL / MUSIC MAN factory in the US of A echoes in the way that you'll be able to spot me with a BONGO 5 quite a bit in the future - what an awesome instrument!

 

AUGUST 2010:

My time in San Luis Obispo at the MUSIC MAN factory was unforgettable. To get to the "core" of my beloved MUSIC MAN basses was something very special for me - apart from getting to know all those amazingly nice people who are doing their best day after day for this legendary company. Sterling Ball, Dudley Gimpel, Nathan, Scott, Drew, Philipp Salb & Musik Meyer and all the others - thank you very much for a great time!!!

 

New endorsement: Since the products of german company TECAMP are no longer being distributed via "Musik & Technik", I had to re-think my gear endorsement situation. But first I have to give a big THANK YOU to Thomas Eich of TECAMP for a great time with amazing support! I wish you all the best for your products, Thomas - you really deserve nothing but the best of success!

 

I had a couple of good sounding offers, but indeed my search was over when I talked to Dirk Hesse, the german distributor of MARKBASS. I choose the SD 1200 with 1200 watts as well as two 4x10 cabinets for my big shows and tours.

Plus I got one 4x8 for the smaller gigs - and last but not least I will use the AC101 for my teaching, small rehearsals and small gigs.

 

Many thanks to Dirk Hesse - I am looking forward to a great long-lasting cooperation!

 

JULY 2010:

The entrance examinations for "Popular Music" at the "Musikhochschule Hannover" took place in june. I'm looking forward to teaching my new students - plus it makes me happy to see how much great feedback this new course of studies gets!

 

Well, i wasn't really planned this way originally, but it looks as if I find myself playing a couple of shows for the musical "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by HEINZ RUDOLF KUNZE & HEINER LÜRIG at the baroque garden theatre of Herrenhausen. Great cast, nice ambience, good music, funny jokes - come and see it!

 

The famous gospel singer BIG MAMA asked me to join in her new band: After years of countless gospel gigs BIG MAMA & BAND are finally back for some serious pop, rock, funk & soul music. The first gig will be taking place at the "Maschseefest" in my hometown Hannover.

 

By the end of june I'll be in the US of A, following an invitation by my endorser company MUSIC MAN in sunny California. REALLY looking forward to it plus I am more than happy to have my good friend PHILIPP SALB of german distribution partner MUSIK MEYER with me!

 

JUNE 2010:

I'll have to face it: I definitely spent more time in the studio as well as on stage than i spent at home this May. Apart from playing countless musical shows we finished the orchestra recordings for the productions "Children Of Eden" and "Maerchenmond". 

 

Musikmesse: Some videos from a short visit @ the booth of Marleaux Bass Guitars have appeared on the internet, e.g. this one - or this one! Enjoy!

 

Teaching at the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Aldenhoven was great fun once again. Thanks to Adrian Maruszczyk for organising this great event - and thanks to everybody who took part!

 

Last but not least we started out the production of the upcoming issue of BASS PROFESSOR MAGAZINE which will be available from July. Still to come in June are the entrance examinations for "POPULAR MUSIC" at the "MUSIC UNIVERSITY" in my hometown Hanover. Looking forward to meeting my future students!

 

Oh, I forgot: From May on you can finally find me on Facebook!

 

MAY 2010:

The "ROBERT JOHNSON GUITAR AWARD" on April 17 in Hamburg was great fun! Our sets with ULI JON ROTH, RANDY HANSEN as well as the allstar-jam with some of the winners of the contest ripped off the roof of the FABRIK! Especially the set with RANDY was an awesome surprise for both Michale Ehré and myself - this amazing players energy will almost scare you!  

 

How 'bout some vids from that special evening? Here's a link to "VOODOO CHILD" feat. RANDY HANSEN. 

Or a short impression on the set with ULI JON ROTH? Here's a link to the old Scorpions-classic "SAILS OF CHARON"...

 

I also enjoyed some great studio sessions in April, especially the days of recording the backings of "THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW" with musical director HEIKO LIPPMANN at the FRIDA PARK STUDIO in Hannover.

 

This month will again see quite a few studio sessions, including the recordings of "MAERCHENMOND" and "CHILDREN OF EDEN".

 

I'm also looking forward to teaching at my MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP at PUBLIC PEACE in Aldenhoven on May 15.

 

APRIL 2010:

On April 17 I will be performing with ULI JON ROTH & BAND at the "Robert Johnson Guitar Award" at the "Fabrik" in Hamburg. Guest appearances will be made by guitar greats such as Randy Hansen, Marcus Deml, Mattias IA Eklundh, Victor Smolski a.m.m. Make sure to not miss this high-class guitar event!

 

Apart from that I will be doing not less than five different studio sessions this month. Plus the musical shows "Best Of Musical" and "Footloose" will also be played several times throughout the weeks.

 

VINNIE MOORE & BAND: Youtube offers LOADS of great vids from our tour this february. Follow this link for a live report by lebanese tv from our gig in Beirut.  

 

MARCH 2010:

I am back from the MOTHER OF ALL TOURS! We had some very intense times with VINNIE MOORE & BAND during our european tour - in fact we were flying to yet another country almost every other day. But the gigs were all worth the effort: we had so much fun on- and offstage that we decided to keep on working together! Apart from the musical fun there were LOADS of priceless experiences, especially in cities like Rome, Istanbul, Athens, London... and Beirut where we got to meet some of the nicest and most warmhearted people we had met so far!

 

British online mag GET READY TO ROLL did an interview with me. Click here to read it...

 

This month I will be playing quite a few musical shows... and of course I am looking forward to meeting you at the MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT show which will be taking place from March 24-28. See you there!

 

FEBRUARY 2010:

I'll be on tour with VINNIE MOORE & BAND throughout february - please click TOUR for details. SEE YOU ON THE ROAD!

 

Due to this tour the official release of my solo album "MUSIC LIKE PICTURES" had to be remitted to early march. Watch out, serious bass stuff ahead! 

 

JANUARY 2010:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! At the end of december i received a phonecall from the management of US-guitarplayer Vinnie Moore and was asked to play bass on the masters upcoming european tour. Aquiles Priester (Angra a.o.) will be on drums and Mike DiMeo (The Lizards, Masterplan) will be on vocals and keys. The tour will lead us all over Europe plus we'll be performing in Turkey and Lebanon as well. Please see TOURDATES for details. YEEHAAAAW!!!

 

Unfortunately it looks like the release of my solo album "MUSIC LIKE PICTURES" will have to be postponed due to these new circumstances. Not sure if I will be able to have everything ready by the end of january. :-( But hey: The tracks do sound amazing and I'll keep you updated on the release!

 

We had looots of fun during the video shoot at the lovely townhall of my hometown Hannover in december. The video was shot for the upcoming young tenor Alessandro Rinella - what an amazing voice - and was produced by Nikolai Georgiev (Scorpions a.o.). Will add a link to this side as soon as an official version has been put out. Bandwise we had Robert "Joecky" Joecks, Andy Kienitz and myself. Thanx for the gig, Joecky!

 

In january I'll be playing some FOOTLOOSE shows plus we'll have the rehearsals of the new MUSICAL GALA of the "Theater fuer Niedersachsen" which will be have its premiere on jan 29.

 

DECEMBER 2009:

The single of songwriter ANNA PIECHOTTA, "Care For Rare", has been recorded and produced in the POPINSTITUT HANNOVER studios at the end of november with me on bass and my old friend Kristof Hinz on drums and engineering/producing. Once again well done, bro!

 

We had so much fun during our debut gig with the HAJO HOFFMANN TRIO. Guess you will hear of this trio in the future. Wanna listen? CLICK ME!

 

A show to enjoy and relax was the gig at the ROBINSON CLUB Fleesensee close to Berlin. Wish I could play there more often... say another 20 times this year? ;-)

 

In december we have quite a few FOOTLOOSE musicalshows coming up, as well as a couple of function gigs with XXL, JAMES STEINER BAND, EXTRA DREI... and yet another MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Stendal. Looking forward to it!

 

To all you visitors of larslehmann.com: May you have a very merry x-mas and a happy and healthy new year!

 

 

NOVEMBER 2009:

YYYipp, it's almost done - recordings for my upcoming solo album are finished by now, except for the rap tracks of rapper SPAX which are to be done next week. Right now we are in the middle of arranging and producing the final tracks. Cover photoshooting as well as appointments with booklet designer ANDI KIENITZ are to happen this month as well.

I've got a new band: Sometime last month I received a phone call from well-known jazz violinist HAJO HOFFMANN who asked me to join his Trio with 7string acoustic guitarist MAIK SCHWANKE. The first rehearsals were an amazing experience... some of the stuff really reminds me of John McLaughlins Trio or Duo with Jonas Hellborg. Amazing players and amazing music with loooads of space for improvisation and free flow! The first gig will be on November 5 and I am really looking forward to it!

A real highlight of last month was the lovely MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Munich - thanx to everybody involved, especially SERAP & TONI! I will be back on the road with the BASS CAMP in November... please see "TOUR" for details.

80s musical FOOTLOOSE is doing better and better - most of the current shows are completely SOLD OUT!

Band recordings for rock opera "PIETRO E LUCIA" of composer DUSAN RAPOS are finished by now as well as recordings of the CZECH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA. Right now lead guitars are being recorded in London and vocal recordings are done in Bratislava. 

 

OCTOBER 2009:

The first shows of the 80s musical FOOTLOOSE have been played by now and have been an amazing success. Two scene mags have put FOOTLOOSE on this months title. We will be on the road with that funny trip back to the 80s a lot in october.

The MUSIC MAN BASS CAMPs in Neustadt and Bocholt went great. Many thanx to Ingo Luehring & Jochen Methling for supporting me at the local venues - you guys rock! In october I will be teaching at the BASS CAMP in Cologne and Munich (see TOUR for details).

FEEL THE BASS @ the POPAKADEMIE MANNHEIM was an event to remember. Isn't it always fun to catch up with such a great number of bassplayers and exhibitors? Many thanx to the large number of people who didn't get frustrated by the sardine feeling in the clinic room during my slap bass clinic...

The new semester has begun @ the HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK & THEATER in my hometown Hanover. Apart from teaching my bass students i will be responsible for the "repertoire"-band.

I'm currently in recordings for the last songs of my upcoming solo album. Most of the older tracks are alread finished. After that I will start dealing with cover artwork etc. - and then it is ABOUT TIME!!! :-)

Band recordings for the rock opera "Pietro e Lucia" for composer Dusan Rapos are soon to be finished as well. Additional recordings with with the "Prague Symphony Orchestra", choir and lead singers will be starting out by the end of this month.


SEPTEMBER 2009:

20.000 people have seen THE SECRET GARDEN in August - a month to remember for me! Right now we are already rehearsing for the new muscial production FOOTLOOSE - a great trip back to the 80s including lots of Funk, Soul, Pop and Rock. Rehearsals are lots of fun and very effective! And... hell yeah - finally there are heavy backbeats again for me to enjoy. Needed that sound so badly after "Garden"... :-)

 

Also I am busy working on my solo album with my dear co-producer CHRISTIAN LANZ. The first mixes are ready now and are sounding nothing short of jawdropping! This is going to be a killer album! I'll keep you updated.

 

The MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Braunschweig was lots of fun - thanx to Matti and Schepper of BASSART GUITARS! New dates for the BASS CAMP can be found on the TOUR-site.

 

News on the rock opera “PIETRO E LUCIA”: Along with cult producer JAN NEMEC (RUNNING WILD, ZED YAGO, GRAVE DIGGER, MSG, VICTORY etc.), my "soulbrother" OSSY PFEIFFER and myself started out quite well during our first recording sessions and the meeting with composer Dusan Rapos and his arranger has been great. Once again, concept being: Metalband meets “Czech National Symphony Orchestra” and „Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno“.

 

Thanx for your great response on my online lesson offers. Looks like lessons via SKYPE or ICHAT are a good idea... keep dropping me lines if you're interested.

 

Oh yes: The new issue of german bass mag BASS PROFESSOR is almost finished.

 

AUGUST 2009:

July was such a busy month: First of all we had tests and exams for new and older students at the “Hochschule fuer Music and Theater” in Hannover. Pretty much at the same time we started out gigging with the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden” which will also be played almost every day of August.

Later in July there was this “nice and easy” tour with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB. My personal fave happened to be the sold-out gig in Bonn – thanx!

Back from the tour I was asked to do some soundsamples for the german webside of MUSIC MAN (www.musicman.de) with the companies new model "Big Al" - which I did with pleasure. What an awesome bass... although his name sounds like of the members of the Village People! ;-)
If you want to listen to the soundsamples (with german moderation by myself), click HERE.

Just the other day my “soulbrother” Ossy Pfeiffer and me started to work on the rock opera “PIETRO E LUCIA” along with cult producer JAN NEMEC (RUNNING WILD, ZED YAGO, GRAVE DIGGER, MSG, VICTORY etc.). The story is based on the book by author Romain Rolland. The music was composed by Dusan Rapos, lyrics by Eva Vejmelcova. Concept being: Metalband meets “Czech National Symphony Orchestra” and „Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno“. I am really looking forward to what this project is going to end up sounding like…

Unfortunately the gigs at Wacken with ULI JON ROTH have been cancelled. :-(
I am really looking forward to touring with ULI again soon. There are some plans for shows/tours... however, no confirmations have been made yet.

I am also proud to announce new dates for the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP (please see date chart for details).

Also August will be seeing some function gigs with bands XXL and Supersonic plus we will begin to work on the upcoming issue of german bass mag BASS PROFESSOR.

 

JULY 2009:

Lars Lehmann goes radio! I'm still full of doubt, but it's true: Some time ago australian radio dj Lee M. Finch of radio station 2 EAR FM got in touch with me via my myspace site like this: "Hi Lars. I would love to play 'I Got the Bass Yo' on my radio show. How do I get hold of a copy? That song is the bomb. Great work. Thank you, Lee, bass player from Australia." Well, he didn't have to send me his request twice... after some emails I sent him a newly mastered version of the requested track. According to Lee the song has been played many times ever since - and indeed the number of Australia-based clicks on this page has increased severely! How cool is that?! THANX, LEE!!!

 

In June we have been into heavy rehearsing for the new Broadway musical "THE SECRET GARDEN" - an interesting experience for me because i'm bowing my double bass almost exclusively here. Premiere and the first shows went great and almost every show until the end of august is sold out already!

 

In June I also played my debut gig with NuJazz-act BAHAMA SOUL CLUB at a Jazz Festival in Mülheim, Germany, which was great fun. Believe it or not - this act calls for exclusive double bass playing as well!

 

July will be seing many "Garden" shows as well as a short but nice tour with the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB in Germany (see tourdates for details).

 

Also I am happy to announce three new dates for the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP in Germany. More dates to be added soon.

 

JUNE 2009:

This month I will be playing with my new band BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. PAT APPLETON ("Hip Teens"), JAZZKANTINEs JAN-HEIE ERCHINGER, DJ BOBOs HILKO SCHOMERUS a.m.m. for the first time. Looking forward to the gig!

 

Apart from that we are in the midst of rehearsals for the new Broadway musical THE SECRET GARDEN with me on (mostly bowed) double bass. The premiere will be on June 26.

 

Ehm... what else is coming up this month?! A couple of function gigs as well as some tests for new and older students at the HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK UND THEATER in Hannover.

 

MAY 2009:

The first dates of the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP have been great fun! Many thanx to everybody involved, especially Markus Vogeler of BEYERS MUSIC, Gregor Fries of MUSIK SCHMIDT, Philipp Salb of MUSIC MAN/MUSIK MEYER, Thomas Eich and Johannes Pitz of TECAMP - and the lovely guys of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK which has just become an official sponsor for the BASS CAMP. Watch out for more dates t.b.a. soon! This month I'll be doing a SLAP BASS MASTERCLASS as a special part of the MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP @ STATION MUSIC in the south of Germany.

 

Right before the theatre summer break we ended up gigging hard in April. It's kinda sad to know that shows like "CRAZY FOR YOU" as well as "GODFATHER OF SOUL" have been played for the last time by now... but anyway, we'll be coming up with new stuff soon after the summer break, e.g. with a musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon called "THE SECRET GARDEN" which will be played throughout the summer @ the Barque Gardens in Herrenhausen (part of my homwtown Hannover).

Guess what: I will be bowing my upright bass almost exclusively in this show, so you'll find me practicing my bowing technique within the next few weeks. ;-)

 

About two weeks ago I received an invitation to play two jam gigs with musicians like Wolf Codera (sax), Andreas Recktenwald (keys), my old ABBAMANIA-buddy Harry Bumtschak (dr), Christoph Lindner (git) as well as singers Ron White and Gabriella Massa. Can't wait to jam with those cats!

 

Something else?! Oh yes, I'll be working hard on the upcoming issue of BASS PROFESSOR MAGAZINE...

 

APRIL 2009:

One helluva tour! The shows with ULI JON ROTH & BAND in Italy, Switzerland and France were indeed successful, intense & "rocking"! Thanx to everybody involved - and special thanx to KEE MARCELLO & BAND for fun and slippery jokes on the tourbus. ;-)

My new MUSIC MAN STINGRAY really rocked those stages. Some fans already put some video clips on Youtube where you can see the new bass - but indeed HEARING is believing!

 

The Frankfurt Musikmesse show is a great event year after year. This year you'll be able to find me at hall 4.0, booth J 71 for BASS PROFESSOR MAGAZINE.

 

MUSIC MAN BASS CAMP ahead! We will come up with the first dates in April, but here is my surprise of the month: The SLAP BASS MASTERCLASS @ "Station Music" on MAY 15 was SOLD OUT after only one week. That means 30 (!) bassplayers have already decided to be part of this clinic. We are currently talking about yet another date some time later this year...

 

Please note my new online lesson service: You can indeed meet me face-to-face @ your home pc via iChat or Skype from now on... please click "LESSONS" for more info.

 

Gigwise I'll be on the road with several dance- or musical shows such as "GODFATHER OF SOUL", "CRAZY FOR YOU" as well as "DIE GROSSE MUSCALGALA" this month.

 

MARCH 2009:


Well, it took a little time do finish this months' update, but work really took its tolls again these days. A new issue of BASS PROFESSOR magazine has to be put out plus I'm gigging hard. Also I have to learn some new material for the upcoming shows in Italy, Switzerland and France with ULI JON ROTH (starting this month). Special guests for this tour will be Kee Marcello (Ex-EUROPE) and Graham Oliver (Ex-SAXON , T-REX). Sounds like fun, eh?

 

My "weapon" for this tour will be my new MUSIC MAN STINGRAY V in orange firemist which has just arrived. Yet another amazing instrument! I have played it a couple of times on stage already, but the first "real deal" for this young instrument will be the tour with U.J.R. - many thanx once again to ERNIE BALL, MUSIC MAN and german distributor MUSIK MEYER for their amazing support! Extra-terrific-special-thanx to Philipp Salb - you rock, dude!!

 

I have a brand new lesson program offer running - lessons via Skype or iChat! Finally you can enjoy face-to-face bass lessons from your home pc! Please click "LESSONS" if you are interested.


Oh, I also got a new band! I am one of two bassplayers of the BAHAMA SOUL CLUB feat. Pat Appleton (singer of the hit single "Hip Teens"), Jan-Heie Erchinger (JAZZKANTINE), Hilko Schomerus (DJ BOBO) and other great cats! And guess what: This is not funk, not rock... it's NuJazz and I will be playing double bass exclusively! First dates to come soon... Would you like to check out the band? Well, then click: www.myspace.com/bahamasoulclub

 

FEBRUARY 2009:

Work attack! :-) I spent almost every day of last month in the studio working on my soloalbum. First results turned out to go beyond my expectations... this is going to be a killer album! keep your fingers crossed for me - if I manage to stay focused on this work, the album might be available this summer.

 

Apart from that I will be performing at some shows at the "Theater fuer Niedersachsen" as well as the "Schauspielhaus Hannover" such as "Die große Musicalgala", "Godfather Of Soul" and "Ugly Ducklings". "Ducklings" will be played for the last two times. So if you can make it, try to get a glimpse of it. It really is worth the effort!

 

On Feb. 20th I will be playing bass for danish jazz singer Helle Hansen in Fredericia, Denmark. I'm especially looking forward to catching up with my dear bandmates Perry (git) and Martin (dr). Yeeehaw!!!

 

JANUARY 2009:

Happy New Year! :-) The calm days after x-mas were very refreshing. At the beginning of January I started out working at some new songs. Finally some time for my own stuff, whooow! Not sure yet what will be the result of this work, but let's see... 

 

As far as gigging I'm going to play the danceshow "GODFATHER OF SOUL" in January a couple of times (see "TOUR" for dates) plus I'm looking forward to perform at the cd release party of my old friend Robby Ballhause at the "Marlene" in my hometown Hanover on January 18.

 

My tour diary from the Japan tour with ULI JON ROTH can be found in the latest issue (I/09) of german bass magazine BASS PROFESSOR. Unfortunately the article didn't fit in as a whole, so we decided to put it online as well. Interested and not afraid of reading german? Click here!

 

For those of you who have not checked it out yet: German online mag www.rockszene.de did an interview with me - check it out by clicking here!

 

DECEMBER 2008:

The parts in Greece and Japan of the tour with ULI ROTH & BAND brought looots of amazing new experiences to everyone of us. I already posted some photos in the GALLERY - have fun checking them out!

My tour diary from the Japan tour can be found in the latest issue (I/09) of german bass magazine BASS PROFESSOR that has just come out.

 

Some time before x-mas we will be back on the road with ULI, doing shows in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

 

In the meantime there will be more shows of Gershwins "CRAZY FOR YOU" as well as "GODFATHER OF SOUL" for me to play...

 

For those of you who can understand german: German online mag www.rockszene.de did an interview with me this month - check it out by clicking HERE!

 

I am very thankful for this amazing year which brought me good health und love, which still are the things that count the most, aren't they?
Plus it led me to countries like New Zealand, Japan, Greece, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, and allowed me to play energetic gigs as well as interesting studio sessions. Thanks to all the amazing people which made these experiences so unforgettable and unique!

 

I wish y'all a very merry x-mas and a happy new year with good health and success in whatever you do in your life - and with great gigs, if you are a musician!!!

 

NOVEMBER 2008:

Supporting the SCORPIONS with ULI JON ROTH & Band in the UK was an amazing experience. Of course a special night to remember was the gig at the Hammersmith in London... sooo much rock history under one roof!

Thanx a lot to the lovely Scorps-roadcrew, bassist Pawel for russian Vodka and lots of BASS TALK, and to Thomas Eich and Johannes Pitz from the german company TECAMP who supplied me with the amazing BAD BULL amplifier as well as the unbelievable BAD CAB cabinet.

 

Since october 31 I am back on the road with ULI ROTH. First we headed off to Greece which was so very intense with its electrifiing crowds, but also... ehm, say "adventurous"... we had to cope with two eleven-hour-trips from Athens to Thessaloniki and back on a small bus which was nothing short of LAME AS A DUCK. (You need to know that from Athens to Thessaloniki is only about 550 km!!!)

From november 4 we are now touring Japan. While writing these notes I'm sitting in my hotel room in Hiroshima - an impressing city with a more than scary history... took a walk in "Peace Park" and rang the peace bell today! Please check out TOUR for more info on dates in Japan.

 

After coming back home on nov. 14 I haven't got much time to relax since the new issue of BASS PROFESSOR is waiting for me as well as some shows of "GODFATHER OF SOUL" and the new "MUSICAL GALA" of the "THEATER FUER NIEDERSACHSEN".

 

Well, music and politics don't necessarily go well together as far as I'm concerned, but I still need to mention this here today. Yesterday was a special day: OBAMA has been elected president of the USA!!! I am so happy not only Bush is finally off the political scene but also that a man of afro-american origins is finally one of THE worlds top leaders... YES WE CAN!

 

OCTOBER 2008:

www.larslehmann.com finally comes along with a new look. Thanx a lot to graphic designer Mark Beumer who also did the lovely new website of Marleaux Bass Guitars. Great job, Mark!

 

From october on my hometown Hannover offers new possibilities in education for pop musicians - a study path called "POPULAR MUSIC" at the "Hochschule for Musik & Theater". Now guess what: I was asked to become the bass lecturer of this bachelor course of studies. For more info on this unique study course go to: www.hmt-hannover.de

 

From october 13 I'll be supporting the SCORPIONS with ULI JON ROTH & BAND in England. For dates check out "TOUR". Afterwards I'll stay in the UK for some days of guest teaching at the "Academy Of Contemporary Music".

 

Also starting this month are rehearsals for the dance show "GODFATHER OF SOUL" feat. the music of JAMES BROWN and others... Guess who's looking forward to nailing that stuff?! Unfortunately I won't be able to play the premiere because I will still be in the UK. :-(((

 

Last but not least I'm getting ready to packing my bags by the end of october for another part of this years tour with ULI JON ROTH. Starting on november 1 we will play shows in Greece and Japan.

 

SEPTEMBER 2008:

The gigs in Scotland were amazing - the city goes wild during the festival. In three weeks time they have not less than 3000 acts! Thanx to the great danish ensemble, especially Helle, Martin and Perry!

 

At the end of the month I'll be playing the rehearsals and premiere of the new show "Und, bitte!" of the SIXOPRANOS - sort of like a female counterpart to the Ten Tenors.

Rehearsals for the new dance show "GODFATHER OF SOUL" will start at the beginning of October. In the meantime there will be more shows of Gershwins "CRAZY FOR YOU". 

 

Due to time and visa probs i could not play the USA part of the ULI JON ROTH tour. I recommended my dear colleague Martin Motnik - good luck, Martin! I will be joining the band in October for a week of supporting the Scorpions in England. After that i am finally back for teaching at the "Academy Of Contemporary Music" in London before i make my way back home.


AUGUST 2008:

I was invited to join the musical band of danish Jazzsinger Helle Hansen for gigs in Edinburgh (Scotland) at the international theater festival (Fringe festival). Rehearsals will be taking place in Fredericia, Denmark & we will be on the road together from August 17 to 20.I'll also be playing the musical "KLEIDER MACHEN LIEBE" by Heiner Lürig and Heinz Rudolf Kunze at the baroque gardens in Herrenhausen several times a week.

 

JULY 2008:

The gigs with rock guitar legend ULI JON ROTH in New Zealand and Germany went great - apart from the 36-hours-flight to New Plymouth... argh! At the show i got the chance to talk to guys like Vernon Reid (Living Color), Gilby Clarke (Guns'n'Roses), Alex Skolnic (Testament) and many more...


JUNE 2008:

An ENGLISH version of "SLAP ATTACK" - my method on thumbtechnique - will soon be available from this webside! Thanx to Claus Languth for his great work (that still continues) with the translation.


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