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hidden beauty

Hello dear visitor,

after finishing the tour with Klaus Lage and Planting Robots I will spend most part of 2017 working with triosence.
We will present our CD "Hidden Beauty" (released end of march with Sony Music / Okeh Records) live on the road.
The picture on the left is the cover of our new CD. Continue Reading

The Voice of Germany & Klaus Lage

(c) by Charlie Spieker I am so happy and looking forward to what is coming up this year. Looks like 2017 will be the busiest year I have had so far and I am grateful for working with each one of the artists I am allowed to accompany. After finishing the "Voice of Germany in Concert" tour and the first leg of Klaus Lage's "Blaue Stunde" tour it is now time to start with my own group PLANTING ROBOTS. But first things first... here are some impressions from these tours. Continue Reading

Breaking News: I am part of the MEINL family

064F5138-8BE8-48C1-898E-759D03EA44C0No fake news... it is true and I am really grateful how Meinl and especially Stephan Hänisch made me feel welcome to their artist family. Starting with the Voice of Germany Tour at the end of 2016 I have been using Meinl cymbals and Meinl percussion instruments. I found the perfect sounds for my upcoming work with triosence, Klaus Lage or Planting Robots. Continue Reading

balance between diversity and creativity

10440897_958446014172400_2591045733686290975_n Life as a musician can be very diverse and colorful. Sometimes this diversitiy includes tight schedules and requires a flexibility to dive into each project's or job's own world within no time. This can be mentally and phisically very challenging and at cost of your own creativity. My medicine against this stress is relaxation, strict days off, but also having continuous projects that involve my own heart and soul like Planting Robots or the Complete Music Camps. Continue Reading