What does busking mean for you?
Busking is the best way to make a place on the street more friendly and colourful. Whats better then making someone´s day a little bit more nice and maybe get some donation for it. Busking means spreading and receiving positive vibrations.
How was your first busking experience?
I was busking in Amsterdam. After a really great Violin player performed compositions of Vivaldi and had a nice crowd, I started to play my instrumental guitar songs. At this time I had no amplifier so none could hear me. Actually it was a really hard experience and I thought I´ll never busk again.
One of the best moment you had while busking?
Once I was busking in London in front of the Globe Theater and after 6 Weeks I busked in Leipzig (Germany). After half an hour of performing a guy came to me and invited me for the buskers open mic in the evening. So I accepted the invitation and went to that small bar with 30-40 people as audience. After 5 minutes a guy from the other table told me: “Hey, I know you ! I have seen busking a few weeks ago in London, I remember your sticker” That was sooooo nice 🙂
How would you describe your personality?
I think I am very dedicated in reaching what I want. I am a friendly open guy who likes to hang out with random people and love almost all kind of music.
Where else do you play?
I perform everywhere. Private parties, clubs, concerts, festivals and of course on the street. I enjoy performing spontaneous concerts which I get offered from people from the street. These are the days with the nicest turnings for me.
How would you describe your music, are you playing covers or originals?
I am playing originals. My sologuitar songs are pretty powerful and rhythmical. Guitar might be my main instrument but I really love to create electronic soundscapes via “live looping” a lot. Combining many different instruments like didgeridoo, jaw harp beatboxing and more, is also one of my biggest passions.
When and how did you start with music?
With 11 I started to play the trumpet and switched to the guitar when I was around 13. I had a really great trumpet teacher for 2 years and sadly a really bad guitar teacher. And as I was kicked out from music school I was compelled to teach myself how to play the guitar like I do today.
Whats your motivation to do music?
I wanna reach a point where I can finally do all the things I hear in my head. Combining acoustic instruments and modern worlds music technology gives a lot of possibilities and I wanna find out as much as possible.