For the Love of Sound
I am a singer, songwriter and guitarist from northern Germany. In 2003, I moved to Rotterdam to study music at the Dutch university for the arts, Codarts. While pursuing my masters degree in music, I performed with a variety of musicians, including but not limited to, the riff-rock band 'Cropduster', the Dutch folk duo 'the almosts', and David Bowie's pianist, Mike Garson. In early 2008, I released my self-produced debut album 'For the Love of Sound', which combines both mellow acoustic and up-tempo guitar pop. My music caught the attention of famed European DJ and producer, 'DJ Shah', who then collaborated with me to produce a trance version of 'Don't Wake Me Up'. The song quickly entered the Dutch music charts and received further popularity from the music video released on MTV/TMF. In search of new opportunities and muscial diversity, I moved to New York City in the summer of 2008. I am currently writing and performing with LA artist '80 Bug' and am the lead guitarist for the soul-rock band 'Bazaar Royale'. I also recently played guitar for the Atlantic Records artist 'Bayje' on her promo-tour. In addition to having appeared in various venues across the country as a solo artist, I recently played with 'Bazaar Royale' at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Another collaboration with DJ Shah is also anticipated in the near future. I feel that my true voice and passion is that of a songwriter and solo artist. I love to be on stage and perform my songs. For my next record I am eager to team up with a producer to help me achieve the sound I hear in my head, and turn my vision into music.