About

I am a Touch Guitarist / composer based in Kerken, Germany.

My passion for music starte at the age of five when I started playing the piano. For now, I am playing touchstyle instruments since 18 years in various musical styles. My roots are based in progressive rock and heavy metal but through the years I also got to know a lot of world music especially Indian music. Besides playing with several jazz/fusion bands I also did progressive rock/neo classic arrangements
for symphony orchestra. All these musical influences left its marks on my projects always honoring my rock music roots.

I use the Touch Guitars U8 and U10 as tools to write and arrange music using several techniques on one instrument.

Since 2013 I am part of Touch Guitars® doing demonstrations and showcases at music fairs and concerts all over the world (f.ex. NAMM 18′, Guitar Summit ’17/’18). 

My current band projects go from classic heavy rock through progressive and post rock to modern neo classical music. Actually I am working on several musical collaborations for improvisations. The latest ISAAC VACUUM album which I produced was highly acclaimed in the german press (album of the month in Rock Hard and Gitarre & Bass magazine). We also started our very own festival called VACUUMFEST which premiered successfully in 2018.

 

 

Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/touchguitarist
Touch Guitars – http:/www.touchguitars.com
Touch Guitars Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/touchguitars
Youtube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/stickist3798
The Spur – https://www.facebook.com/thespurprog (Progressive Rock)
Isaac Vacuum – https://www.facebook.com/IsaacVacuum (Post Prog Rock)

Active Endorsements

Earthquaker Devices – https://www.earthquakerdevices.com/
Greuter Audio – http://www.greuteraudio.ch
KMA Machines – http://kma-machines.com/
GFI Systems – https://www.gfisystem.com/
Kemper Amps – http://www.kemper-amps.com
Kirlin Cables – http://kirlincable.com

Latest Releases

01 I 05 I 2017THEISPUR. – „Rebirth“ Full length
05 I 03 I 2017ISAAC VACUUM – „Lords“ Full length
01 I 01 I 2016ISAAC VACUUM – „ISAAC VACUUM“ EP

Promotion/Workshops and Demos with Touch Guitars

10|04|2018 – 17 I 04 I 2018 – Touch Guitar Circle Workshop in Berlin, Germany
27|04|2018 – Workshop at Rock Bar Download in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
27|03|2018 – Tony Levin’s Stick Men (Showcase at Concert) Amsterdam, Melkweg
29|01|2018 – 28 I 01 I 2018 – Winter NAMM 18 Show in Los Angeles (Demos for Kemper Amps / Kirlin Cables)
29|10|2017 – 02 I 10 I 2017 – Euroblast Festival 17 (booth for Touchguitars and playing with ISAAC VACUUM)
08|09|2017 – 10 I 09 I 2017 – Guitar Summit 2017 (Workshops for Visitors, Demos at Eich Amp booth)
05|04|2017 – 08 I 04 I 2017 – Musikmesse Frankfurt 2017 (for Kemper Amps/Eich Amps)
05|04|2017 – 08 I 04 I 2017 – Musikmesse Frankfurt 2016 (Demos at Bassline booth and playing at Musikmesse Festival)
13|07|2016 – Tony Levin’s Stick Men (Touch Guitar Showcase at Concert) W2, Heerlen Zoetermeer, Netherlands
12|10|2016 – Tony Levin’s Stick Men (Touch Guitar Showcase at Concert) Borderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands
28|07|2016 – 24|07|2016 – E-Tap Seminar in Belgium (teaching and performing the whole week at AKDT Academy)

Biography

2018|05 – First issue of VACUUMFEST (/w Long Distance Calling, Amplifier, Awooga)
2018|04
– Bulgaria Tour with ISAAC VACUUM (/w Nameless Day Ritual)
2018|04|05
– Release of David Loga debut EP
2017|03|18 – Release of first full length ISAAC VACUUM album.
2017|02|01 – Release of THE|SPUR. – “Rebirth”
Since 2017 – Touring with ISAAC VACUUM played with the Intersphere, Devin Townsend, the Hirsch Effekt and at Euroblast Festival, Olgas Rock, Musikmesse Festival, Namm Show
Since 2016 – Stage Manager at Rage Against Racism Festival
Since 2015 – Representative and Sales for Touch Guitars2016 – recording of ISAAC VACUUM Full length album @ SH Studio and leFink Studio
2016
 – Winner “Best of Unsigned” Contest with ISAAC VACUUM
2015 – recording and release of the first ISAAC VACUUM EP (Post.Prog.Rock)
2016 – recording of first David Loga EP
2015 – Studio recodings of the Spur – Prog Rock, everything recorded at SHStudio
2015 – return to Past MD (Heavy Rock) as a keyboard player for festival gigs (with Kraftclub, Jan Delay, Guano Apes etc.)
2015 – recording of Comalounge full length CD. Pop Rock Music
2013 – 2016 – member of Pop/Rock projekt “Comalounge”
2013 – founder of SH Studio in Kerken, Germany
2012 – free improvation concerts with musicians from all over the world
2012 – Member of the Touch Guitar Circle  with Trey Gunn (Security Project) and Markus Reuter ( Stick Men)
2012 – recording of “Profilneurose” with Weygold 10
2011 – 2012 – Europe tour “Circling over Europe” with Past M.D.
2010 – CD release of Past M.D. – Circles through Bellaphon Records
2010 – member of Past M.D. (Heavy Rock/Metal)
2010 – Sitar lessons with Jaydeep Bhanja Choudhury (INDIA)
2009 – free improvation concerts with musicians from all over the world
2009 – collaboration with Loop String Project and dance choreographer Simona Argentieri
2009 – collaboration between Loop String Project and the Wermelskirchener Sinfonieorchester
2008 – festival gigs with Weygold 10 (with Klaus Doldinger, Panzebalett, Max Mutzke, Mars Williams)
2007 – 2012 – member of the group Weygold 10 (jazz rock, fusion)
2007 – 2010 – member of the group Loop Sting Project (world music, classic, jazz , Progressive)
2006 – recording of “Yatra 2007″ with new international lineup
2006 – 2007 – member of the world music group “Yatra” led by Ex-Nina Hagen Band guitarist Peter Kühnel
2003 – 2005 – travels to France an the Netherlands for concerts and seminars
2003 – cd-contribution “Devotion” with Healthy Distance for the first “German Stick Players Compilation” (released through TP9 Records)
2001 – 2014 – Founder of the Dong Open Air Festival and Organizer/Stage Manager until 2014
2001 – 2006 – Formation of “Healthy Distance” (jazz rock with two chapman stick players)
2003 – Release of Folkedudl Demo-CD “Die Boten des Königs”
1999 – 2004 – formation of “Folkedudl” (folk metal)
1995 – 1999 – member in death metal, progressive Metal Bands
1989 – 1999 – classical piano music education at music school in Neukirchen-Vluyn and several private teachers

LIVE History

with ISAAC VACUUM

05|05|2018 – MOERS, Bollwerk 107 VACUUMFEST 2018 w/Amplifier , Long Distance Calling
26|04|2018 – SOFIA, Bulgaria, Live and Loud /w Nameless Day Ritual
27|04|2018 – PLOVDIV, Bulgaria, Rock Bar /w Nameless Day Ritual
28|04|2018 – VARNA, Bulgaria, Vintage33 /w Nameless Day Ritual
24|03|2018 – ESSEN, Groud Zero
10|03|2018 – HEILIGENHAUS, Club Heiligenhaus
09|03|2018 – KREFELD, Kulturrampe
16|12|2017 – Krefeld, Rennbahn Music Made in Krefeld Festival
01|12|2017 – Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg
25|11|2017 – AUGSBURG, Kantine w/ Dante
23|11|2017 – KÖLN, w/ Thank you Scientist
04|11|2017 – KREFELD, Magnapop w/ Dante
29|09|2017 – KÖLN, Euroblast Festival 2017
23|06|2017 – DÜSSELDORF, R25, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert
17|06|2017 – DUISBURG, Rage against Racism Open Air
12|05|2017 – KREFELD, Kulturrampe
22|04|2017 – OBERHAUSEN, Zentrum Altenberg
07|10|2016 – MOERS, Bollwerk w/ The Hirsch Effekt
01|10|2016 – KÖLN, MTC
17|09|2016 – KREFELD, Magnapop
12|08|2016 – OBERHAUSEN, Olgas Rock Festival 2016
17|05|2016 – KÖLN, Underground w/ Port Noir
04|05|2016 – DUISBURG, Alte Feuerwache
23|04|2016 – OBERHAUSEN, Zentrum Altenberg
07|04|2016 – FRANKFURT, The Cave Musikmesse Festival
01|04|2016 – KÖLN, MTC
20|02|2016 – OBERHAUSEN, Zentrum Altenberg
12|02|2016 – ESSEN, Walkabout Events
05|02|2016 – DÜSSELDORF, Exit
23|01|2016 – KREFELD, Kulturrampe
22|01|2016 – KÖLN, MTC
19|12|2015 – DORMAGEN, Tankstelle
04|12|2015 – WUPPERTAL, Underground
03|10|2015 – MOERS, Bollwerk w/ The Intersphere

with THEISPUR.

15|09|2018 – ESSEN, Eckhaus Kettweg
23|03|2018 -. KREFELD, Kulturrampe