Composer | Producer | Musician
Composer / Producer
As a Composer and Producer with a passion for guitar tones
I love writing organic music in various styles.
My music has been used in TV, Film and all kinds of media all over the globe (NFL, Pro Sieben, France 3, etc.).
I have started playing the guitar at the age of 7. After learning from various great teachers I studied guitar at Munich Guitar Institue (MGI).
As a live performer I have played in over 2.000 shows with my trio „Acoustic Groove“ (e.g. opening act for Sunrise Avenue), my instrumental duo „Beidsaitig“ and the Gypsy Jazz project „Trio Sotano“.
Beidsaitig is my instrumental guitar duo. Together with my buddy Tobias Knecht we play all kinds of music that is possible (and sometimes impossible) to play on two guitars. From our own compositions to pop tunes and film music no genre is a taboo. For me this duo has yet again revealed how great and versatile the acoustic guitar is. Always challenging and always fun.
„My band“ ever since. Founded in 2002 Acoustic Groove has played close to 2000 live shows. Together with my fellow mates Patrick Schwefel (vocals, guitar) and Winfried Magg (vocals, bass) we have played on nearly every stage in southern Germany. Every gig is great fun no matter if we play in front of 10.000 or in front of 5 people. Both has happend. And everything in between…
Just recently we founded the Gypsy Jazz project Trio Sotano with Markus Braun on bass and Tobias Knecht and myself on guitars. Playing the swing music of the 30s along with our own compositions is a nice challenge and whilst we would never claim to be Gypsy Jazz musicians running through a Django Reinhardt tune is always a joy.