I am a Touch Guitarist / composer based in Kerken, Germany.
My passion for music started at the age of five when I started playing the piano. For now, I am playing touchstyle instruments since several 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 about world music especially Indian music. Besides playing with several jazz/fusion bands I also did progressive rock/neo classic arrangements for symphony orchestras. All these musical influences left its marks on my projects always honoring my rock music roots.
I use the Touch Guitars U8 as as a tool to write and arrange music using several techniques on one instrument.
Since 2013 I am part of Touch Guitars®. In January 2020 I became the CEO of the company and now I am running the company on my own. I am constantly doing demonstrations and showcases at music fairs and concerts all over the world (f.ex. NAMM 18′, 19′, Guitar Summit ’17 ’18,’22,’23).
Beside running the company I also teach a lot of guitar tapping for touch guitar, regular guitar and bass. If you want to know something more or plan a lesson do not hesitate to ask. I always love to make new friends.
I played, toured and recorded with a lot of artists and bands like Markus Reuter, Tony Levin, Eivind Aarset, Yogev Gabay, Andi Pupato, Stephan Thelen, Nina Hagen, Mattias IA Eklundh, Mars Williams, Nippy Noya, Bill Walker, David Torn, Andy West and played festivals like Ready for Prog, Dong Open Air, Olgas Rock, Rage Against Racism, Euroblast… just to name a few.
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 for the first time.
Feel free to contact me if you want me to play on your recording. I like to make new friends.
2022 | 11 | 04 – Release of “Fractal Guitar 3” by Stephan Thelen (Ambient, Experimental, Fusion, Progrock)
2022 | 03 | 09 – Release of “Fractal Guitar 2” by Stephan Thelen (Ambient, Experimental, Fusion, Progrock)
2021 | 09| 01 – Release of “R3design” with “Force of Progress” (Progrock, Progmetal)
2022 – Touring with “Art Against Agony“ (Ready for Prog France, Disillusion Support) (Jazz Metal)
2021 | 06 | 01 – Release of “Reincarnation Suite” with Art Against Agony
2020 | 03 | 01 – Release of first solo album “Time” (New Age, Acoustic)
2018 | 04 | 05 – Release of David Loga debut EP (Pop Music)
2017 | 03 | 18 – Release of first full length ISAAC VACUUM album. (Post Prog Rock)
2017 | 02 | 01 – Release of THE|SPUR. – “Rebirth” (Progressive Rock)
Since 2017 – Touring with ISAAC VACUUM (with Devin Townsend, the Hirsch Effekt 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 Guitars 2016
2016 – Winner “Best of Unsigned” Contest with ISAAC VACUUM
2015 – recording and release of the first ISAAC VACUUM EP (Post.Prog.Rock) – also Produced the album
2016 – recording of first David Loga EP – Brand
2015 – Studio recodings of the Spur – Prog Rock, everything recorded at SHStudio
2015 – return to Past MD (Heavy Rock) as a keyboard player for touring (with Kraftclub, Guano Apes etc.)
2015 – recording of Comalounge full length CD. (Pop Rock Music)
2013 – 2016 – member and touring with Pop/Rock projekt “Comalounge”
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 (Fusion)
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”
2001 – 2014 – Founder of the Dong Open Air Festival and Organizer/Stage Manager until 2017
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