Singer&Songwriter Composer Musician Music Producer
In my whole life music played always a role, sometimes it had the leading role (above all during the music study), sometimes it played only a minor part, but music was significant always.
I cannot remember, in any case, a time without music in my life.
Music is my first love, and I cannot imagine how it would be without it.
Music was part of me in all life phases - music was salutary for the soul and consolation, music was a form of expression and protest, music was the feeling of happiness and my attitude to life - music formed me, so that I can say today:
My Music, that´s me!
However, also for me it exists and did exist a „real“ world beyond this special world of the music.
In this „real“ world I worked in factories and offices, was a construction worker, a lifeguard, an instrumental teacher and a postman-assistant. In addition, I worked as a scientific assistant and as a music teacher, choirmaster und bandleader, and I tried as an author.
Many meetings with so different people of all generations ( different cultures, origin and features) have influenced me.
These comprehensive interpersonal experiences and observations are till this day a basis of my song texts ( equal to my "personally biographic experiences" ).
And during almost all many years I have composed, I have written songs, I have arranged music and I have produced music.
To create a kind of chart in view of the meaning or on the influence of other musicians, is really unpossible. Only about the top position no doubts exist:
The Beatles, the absolutely most creative and most influential Band of the Popularmusic John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were the highly tuned musical engine in my life, motivation and inspiration equally.
Besides I would like to list, for instance, the following Bands / musicians: The Beach The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and Sting as well as Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary and Johnny Cash of the late years.
In my early childhood there were quite different influences:
Hit song, Arias from Operettas and Operas, Hymns, Soundtrack, Jazz ( Swing ).
Later I dealed with other things like music-ethnological subjects, but above all with the European music history: Johann Sebastian Bach holds here clearly the top position.
Music styles: In the course of the years I have studied many styles, types and forms - more or less.
And what that really mean in the end for PUZZLE, everybody can hear for itself.
Besides, according to experience the special musical influence of the Beatles is the first impression and spontaneous surmise. On the second look, after the second hearing...