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The European Senior Tour is a professional tour run by the PGA European Tour. The WINSTONgolf Senior Open is the only European Senior Tour tournament on German soil.

From 14 to 16 July 2017, top golfers from the most popular European tournament series came to compete for 350,000 euros in total prize money.

My NiteCrawlers team has been responsible for live music entertainment and was entertaining at the hospitality lounge.

Read more: www.nitecrawlers.de/european-senior-tour

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The EHF Champions League – VELUX EHF FINAL4 is the most important club handball competition in Europe – and one of the most prestigious indoor sports events in the world.

Fans from across the globe gather to celebrate when Europe’s top teams fight for the coveted trophy of the VELUX EHF Champions League.

My NiteCrawlers-team has been responsible for live entertainment and was entertaining at the exclusive VIP Reception Party.

Info: www.nitecrawlers.de/ehf 

 

musikmesse-frankfurtMusikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.

My involvements:
CASIO Music Deutschland I Casio Music Gear – Grand Hybrid Pianos
ALPHA Pianos – MPiano

 

World Premiere at Musikmesse 2016
Presentation of the revolutionary “MPiano” by Alpha Pianos.
MPiano by Alpha Pianos has been awarded with the RedDot Award 2016.
This Award is given to products with the most innovative design.
Design by Porsche Design

 

CASIO Sound Cabin for the Grand Hybrid Pianos – developped in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

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Click here for the gallery: Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016

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WEISSENHAUS Grand Village Resort & Spa by the sea is a privately operated superlative five-star-superior luxury resort situated directly by the Baltic Sea, yet only 100 km away from Hamburg.

AOL Europe founder Jan Henric Buettner has carefully restored an entire village and turned it into a unique experience.

Weissenhaus is set on 75 hectares of private grounds and consists of 30 historic buildings. The luxurious resort features a Michelin-star restaurant, live entertainment, impressive gardens and a sandy beach with the stylish beach bar BOOTSHAUS.

WEISSENHAUS was awarded “Europe’s most beautiful  beach hotel” by the 31-person expert-jury of Geo Saison magazine.

NiteCrawlers made sure that guests get some finest live entertainment during these two days of New Year’s Eve and the brunch in the next morning.

 

We are super-happy having had our singer David Cagle from the USA over here in Germany – just for this unique “1 Song 3 Minutes Tour 2015” – @German Rock & Pop Award 2015!
By the way: our album received 4 awards at the renowned “German Rock & Pop Award 2015” in these categories:

Best rock album
Best rock song
Best song (international)
Best CD-album (international)

What originally has started out as an international studio production has been turning into a phenomenal hype!

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Marty & The Bad Punch – Moon Over Baskerville
#DeutscherRockUndPopPreis2015 #DeutschePopstiftung

More pictures: German Rock & Pop Award 2015

… in bester Gesellschaft mit den fantastischen Kollegen Peter Baartmans und Markus Baltensperger.

Drei Dozenten für das 2-tägige ‘Coaching Camp 2014’ – ein Event der der Verbände Bdpm (Bundesverband Deutscher Privatmusikschule) und EKOL (Europäischer Keyboard- und Orgellehrerverband) im Rahmen des nationalen Wettbewerbs ‘Keys’n’Bands on Stage’ (Schirmherr: Prof. Udo Dahmen, Musikalischer Direktor der POPAkademie in Mannheim)

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Einerseits sollen ambitionierte Jugendliche die Möglichkeit haben, sich von bekannten Profis der Branche coachen zu lassen und gleichzeitig neueste Instrumente und modernste Technik kennenzulernen. Sie sollen junge Nachwuchsmusiker/innen aus allen Teilen Deutschlands und Europas treffen und „Keys `n Bands“ nicht nur als Konkurrenz, sondern auch und vor allem als Plattform für überregionalen Erfahrungsaustausch und das Knüpfen persönlicher Kontakte schätzen zu lernen.

Andererseits soll für die Musiklehrer die Möglichkeit geschaffen werden, im Austausch mit Organisatoren und Juroren der zurückliegenden Wettbewerbsrunde gegenseitige Erwartungen kennen zu lernen, Fragen zu klären, kontroverse Ansichten offen zu diskutieren und damit Reglement und Organisation für die nächsten Durchgang zu optimieren.

As many of you may know, I’ve been locked away in the studio for some time now working on a new project for exclusive live entertainment.
Well, today I’m EXTREMELY happy to present: NiteCrawlers

NiteCrawlers – live band for exclusive live entertainment
Innovative, creative and refreshingly different.

Website: www.nitecrawlers.de

 

 

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Yasi Hofer’s debut album “YASI” is out now!

Yasi studied at renowned Berklee College of Music.
This album feaures: Phillip Bynoe (Steve Vaiʼs Bassplayer) and Hellmut Hattler (Germanyʼs number one Bassplayer) , Steffen Knauss (Bass), Martin Klee (Drums).

Genre: Rock, Fusion

Bobby Wayne ‘s new album “DOWNTIME” is out!
The album features smooth, funky, soulful guitar textures and grooves.
“Downtime” has been mastered by Mark Trewella over at Full Circle Mastering .

Bobby says:
“I was lucky to have the ever busy Robert Karasek (Germany) add some additional keyboards to my latest EP, “downtime”. He took his time to get into the vibe of each track and instill just the right mood and touch on his overdubs. Robert really help make the tracks come alive.”

http://www.bobbywayne.com (Oregon, US)

CD available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby

 

One of the finest moments is to play a release party and celebrate an artist’s album… it’s even more special if it’s the FIRST album. This evening was full of energy …. on fire… !! We had a blast!

Artist: Eli Melinda  ::  Album: Nahaufnahme  ::  Label: Solis-Music

Pics: Axel Gross

The LADY GAGA Tribute Showproduction has been extremely active recently.

After shows at Tynewydd Labour Club, Kremlin Club in Belfast, the show made it to the continent and played 2 thrilling shows with the live band.

Legendary & popular SAARFEST @Völklingen/Germany (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage). Furthermore, we had the honour to play at Bascharage/Luxembourg:
— “Festivitéiten vum Virowend vun Nationalfeierdag”. — We’ve been the main act for the festivity on the occasion of “Nation Holiday Luxembourg”.

Next stop: St. Davis Hall Cardiff/UK.

This Tribute Show is “Official No.1 Tribute Act in the UK 2013 – Endorsed by the Agents’ Association of Great Britain”

The award is presented by the most prestigious organisation “Agents’ Association (GB)”. The Member Agents represent all kinds of performers, celebrities and musicians within all areas of the Light Entertainment Industry

Am 11.05.2013 hatte ich das Vergnügen, auf der offiziellen Meisterfeier 2013 des FC Bayern München im Postpalast zu spielen.

22:30 Uhr:Riesige Bayern Logos, Sicherheitsleute und überdimensionale Fackeln erwarten die Bayern-Spieler am Münchner Postpalast. Die Fans und Medien müssen draußen bleiben. Ein hoher Zaun um das Gebäude hält Schaulustige ab, die jetzt beobachten können, wie die Stars zum Feiern ins Gebäude gehen.

Offizielle Bilder: siehe unten (denn: Was in München passiert, bleibt in München!)

(English: FC Bayern Munich – Official National Championships Celebration. I had the pleasure to play at the club’s private title party at impressive venue Postpalast.)

Official pics here. (What happens in Munich, stays in Munich! )

Follow: Twitter & FC Bayern Website

“Das Postpalast-Trauma überwunden: am 19. Mai 2012 saß die Bayern-Gemeinde nach dem verlorenen Finale gegen Chelsea an Ort und Stelle wie eine Therapie-Gruppe, nun ist die Location rehabilitiert. TV-Star Kai Pflaume moderierte vor 500 geladenen Gästen, darunter die Frauen und Freundinnen, die Abba-Revival-Band sorgte mit Sänger Marlon Roudette für Stimmung, später stimmten Müller, Robben und Schweinsteiger auf der Bühne „We are the champions!” an. Später brillierte Schweinsteiger als Schlagzeuger, Heynckes mischte sich mit Frau Iris unter die Tänzer. Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer holte Präsident Uli Hoeneß auf die Bühne, ein Podest in Schalen-Optik. Hoeneß sagte nichts, erntete viel Applaus. Seehofer rief: „Pack mas!”

echte Party-Kondition gezeigt:
 Die meisten gingen zwischen zwei und drei Uhr, die letzten um vier Uhr. Ribéry trug seine Frau huckepack ins Auto, ihre Highheels in der Hand. Gegen drei Uhr kamen Schweinsteiger, Robben, Shaqiri, Badstuber, Martínez und Boateng in der Szene-Disco „Heart” an.
Die Feierbiester haben sich warmgelaufen. Das war nur der Anfang. Auf Wiedersehen, Marienplatz! ” (Quelle: Abendzeitung München)

I’m delighted to announce that our LADY GAGA Tribute Showproduction won the ” National UK Tribute Awards – OFFICIAL No.1 TRIBUTE ACT in the UK”.

The award is presented by the most prestigious organisation “Agents’ Association (GB)”. The Member Agents represent all kinds of performers, celebrities and musicians within all areas of the Light Entertainment Industry.

 

Lady Gaga Tribute Showproduction

Vorbereitungen für den Workshop “Von Hüllen und Kurven… – Soundprogrammierung für Einsteiger” beim OKEY live – the Organ and Keyboard Festival vom 4.10.-7.10. 
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Preparing for my workshop “SoundProgramming for Beginners” at OKEY Live – Organ & Keyboard Festival (Oct, 4th-7th/Germany) — at Ringhotel Zweibrücker Hof, Herdecke.  


Custom made MAX/MSP-software – a stand alone synthesizer designed to make the basic synthesis concepts as clear as possible.

Totally blown away! What a phenomenal premier show! We were kicking some serious asses!
Next stop: Salzburg/Austria.
Donna Marie is The Worlds No1 Multi Award Winning Lady Gaga Tribute show, Impersonator & Lookalike.
Even Lady Gaga’s Management ‘Eat My Heart’ couldn’t tell the difference between some photo’s of Donna Marie and Gaga herself!!!

 

The Lady Gaga Tribute Show-Crew after the phenomenal show in Austria.

Big fun with those guys! Professional attitude all over!

Promo Video for the Lady Gaga Tribute Show Production !
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Lady Gaga Tribute and Impersonator Donna Marie is the Worlds No1 Multi Award Winning Lady Gaga Tribute show, Impersonator & Lookalike.
Even Lady Gaga’s Management ‘Eat My Heart’ couldn’t tell the difference between some photo’s of Donna Marie and Gaga herself!!!

I’ve been holding an EVO prototype for the past few weeks.
EVO is the worlds first keyboard with touch sensitive keys.

Be on the lookout for some final edits to drop soon.
Also be sure to read my review in OKEY-magazine #106
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Seit einigen Wochen steht der Prototyp des EVO in meinem Studio.
EVO ist weltweit das erste Keyboard mit berührungsempfindlichen Tasten.

PS: mein ausführlicher Testbericht wird im Fachmagazin OKEY #106 zu lesen sein.

Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf/Germany was a blast !
The ESPRIT Arena had 31,000+ people. The audience was in a fantastic mood.
The stage and the big LED-screen (width: 60 meters!) was super most impressive. I’m sure it’s hard to beat THAT !

All artists in the final-show were superb. Almost no entry of which I might have to say: THIS IS A NO GO!
I’m happy for Azerbaijan. I liked the song & the visuals. And my prediction said: Azerbaijan might be a winner. So, better believe me next time :))

Personally, I totally dig this one, as well… Fantastic voice, tasteful visuals… Amaury Vassili – France

Also, this entry was super-nicely done. music & visual perfectly matched!
Paradise Oskar – Finland

Short comments on these final-show entries:

Austria: Great composition and fab female singer
Azerbaijan: winner song, top notch production (sweden producer team).
Bosnia & Herzegovina: good groove
Denmark: “typical” ESC-anthem, good one
Estonia: ouch… the peaks were painful… but catchy song though..
Finland: catchy tune, great visuals.
France: one of my faves in advance. fabulous singer, composition and live-performance (visuals!). goose-bumps.
Georgia: nice song, awful clothes.
Germany: good song – but not for ESC. interesting performance though!
Greece: I hated the rapper, the voice of the singer is full of passion. great.
Hungary: was rocking the stage. strong voice.
Iceland: lovely
Ireland: the twins in lady gaga style. love it or hate it :-))
Italy: I’m so happy that this entry ended up 2nd place!
Lithuania: disney-ish composition.
Moldova: yes, that made my day. so refreshing!!! 🙂
Romania: lame.
Russia: super-lame!
Serbia: 60’s are back.nice one.
Slovenia: christina aguilera. strong voice. but didn’t impress me at all…
Spain: they just don’t get to send good songs/artists to ESC.
Sweden: singer out of tune, but obviously good looking. song was ok.
Switzerland: charming. nothing more, nothing less.
Ukraine: good song, but nobody listened to the song due to the sand-painter in the background 😉
United Kingdom: oooh.. bad. out of tune, strange performance …

…just search on YOUTUBE for the videos. type “ESC 2011” and the country you want to watch…

Worth to mention: the opener was FREAKING AWESOME !!!!!!! lots of surprising elements:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a7QxPTWILo

… also, the show by Jan Delay. Pure funky music and he rocked the stage!

(Dear America. In case you’re confused about what Eurovision is… think of your Superbowl half time show… but lasting for 10 hours 😉

So, it’s 1 month now and finally, kinda have some “spare time” to write some lines (my car is at the garage for annual inspection).

Same procedure as every year:
I was attending MUSIKMESSE Frankfurt and it was wonderful meeting (foreign) friends & business contacts, hearing outstanding musicians at demo-shows (shows my own limits in skills every year – depressing every year haha…).

I was glad being asked by Bryan L. from MUSE RESEARCH to help him out in in the booth. It was a pleasure and good for MUSE to have a german-speaking guy in the booth :-)) (Bryan, my friend, your german is excellent anyway 😉
Other than this, it was fantastic to have the booth with other legendary companies and meeting/talking to those legendary people (MOOG, Mellotron, John Bowen…).
Made my week !!!
Also, I met some artists using RECEPTOR, too.
Worth to mention: Sunrise Avenue stopped by and we talked, had been invited to their shows on the fairground and at the concert. Backstage, behind the scenes… these guys are really down to earth and musically top-notch. Yup, I’m a fan ! 🙂

You see, this year’s MUSIKMESSE was kicking again and hope to have a good time next year again… Let’s meet up 😉

Cheers!

PS: just got my confirmation that my new RECEPTOR 2+ Pro Max is being shipped! whoohoooo ! will be amazing to have an additional unti in my rig:)

Yesterday, I was playing on the world-smallest ‘stage’ … damn… even my living room is waaay bigger :))
I promised you a picture of the (literally) smallest ‘stage’ I’ve ever played 🙂
Who dares to guess how many musicians had been involved!? 😀

BUT: professionally though :-))

Senza Limiti is an Italo Pop&Rock Band with finest music by Italian Artists! Lots of gooooood music & arrangements!

A Night To Remember!
I’m back home from the ROCK OF FAME live show. Wow, we blew them away. Tons of high quality & top notch rock music… Journey, Queen, Gary Moore, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Tina Turner, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, Survivor, AC/DC, Nightwish, Rammstein and and and….

I just got my new & custom-made In-Ear by german manufacturer “compact monitors“.
Top class dual driver InEar with exceptional dynamic and sound.
Two drivers (one for the low/mid frequencies and one for the high frequencies) in each earpiece will give you an extraordinary performance with crystal clear high frequencies combined with tight and precise bass
Due to the specially selected drivers this InEar creates a headroom at the low end that usually would not be expected from a dual driver.

The In Ears of compact monitors are unique and individual items, produced exactly the way you want them to be.

Technology: Two-Way-System
Sensitivity: 122dB SPL at 1 mW
Frequency: 20 Hz – 18 kHz
Impedance: 28 Ohm ( at 1 kHz )

Thanx to Joe.Hannes, Marcel & also to the team of Hörgeräte Pietschmann.

hello my friends,

I’ve been asked to help out for Germany’s leading multimedia tv-magazine “neues” (3Sat).
This particular edition is dealing with the subject: Music(ians) and Internet.

Watch my partner Christian Englert & me communicating over the internet in realtime with a little help from Apple iMac, iDisk, MobileMe, iChat, using the MIDI-network in LOGIC for playing HIS sounds from MY computer – amazing!! 🙂

 

(click here to download the summary)