Inside Look – Studio 1 ( 05/17 )

Added some nice instruments and equipment to Regie 1 – inspiring and creative instruments like SeaBoard, Mellotron, virtual analogue synth, modern software and synthesizer / stagepiano classics.

Live gigs 2017

2017 live gigs ( Prog / Art / Jazz concerts only):

04.03.17 seven steps to the green door – Zündstoff XXL,“Saalbau” Iserlohn (DE)
12.03.17 with Manuel Schmid, Cafe Esprit, Taucha (DE)
01.04.17 seven steps to the green door – Artrockfestival Reichenbach (DE)
02.06.16 with Manuel Schmid, Q24, Pirna (DE)
16.06.17 with Swing Kon.Action, Summer Swing, Zwickau (DE)
18.06.17 Workshop Concert with Rosie Bans, Schlagwitz (DE)
23.06.17 with Manuel Schmid, Hofgärtnerei, Altenburg (DE)
15.07.17 with Karibow, Night of the Prog Festival, Loreley (DE)
10.08.17 with Manuel Schmid & Anna Marlene, Musikfestival Altenburg (DE)
19.08.17 with Karibow, Crescendo Festival St.Palais sur mer (FR)
09.09.17 with Manuel Schmid, Schleckweda (DE)
22.09.17 with Karibow & seven steps to the green door, Rind, Rüsselsheim (DE)
29.09.17 seven steps to the green door – a.l.s.o. Kulturcafé, Schwäbisch Gmünd (DE)
30.09.17 seven steps to the green door -Bergkeller, Reichenbach (DE)
07.-15.10.17 on tour with KariBow(UK), i.e.
07.10.17 Summers End Festival Chepstow (UK)
10.10.17 Robin 2, Bilston, Woöverhampton
14.10.17 Wesley Center, Maltby (UK)
20.10.17 with Andreas Hähle / Manuel Schmid, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )
03.11.17 with Manuel Schmid, Erfurt (DE )
04.11.17 with Manuel Schmid, Meuselwitz (DE )
10.11.17 with Manuel Schmid, Bergkeller, Reichenbach (DE )
11.11.17 with Manuel Schmid, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )
01.12.17 KariBow akustisch, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )
23.12.17 Passage, Swing / Latin / Pop, Commode am Steg, Gera (DE )

more dates coming soon… Continue reading

On tour with Karibow…

After a longer break some real news:

I`m really proud to announce, that I will be part of the live line up of Karobow ( arround Oliver Rüsing ) on upcoming european festival gigs and tour with Southern Empire. Glad to meet old friends again and to be on stage with new ones – and amazing musicians as well. Will be back at Night of the Prog, Crescendo-Festival and Summers End, where I had the fun to play with seven steps to the green door last year.

There are 2 german gigs with ssttgd as well next time:

04.03. Iserlohn, Zündstoff XXL

01.04. Artrock Restival Reichenbach

The new album of DAMANEK ( with Guy Manning, Sean Timms, Dan Mash and amazing guests ) is nearly finished. It will be released soon.

I`m also working on new stuff with CYRIL, ssttgd and Toxic Smile. Stay tuned!

Visit my facebookpage , to be the first for any details! 🙂


Toxic Smile`s FAREWELL after almost 20 years of band history:

German progrock/metal band “Toxic Smile” arround Marek Arnold presents the 8th release: the concept song “Farewell” features an amazing storybook and for the first time since Orchestral DVD “…in classic extension” a string ensemble. The album was mainly produced / edited and partly recorded at B`side-music and mixed at Overlodge Rec. studios.

Check the trailer and (pre)order at our label page

current studio productions / releases…

In the studios of b´side-music I finished last tracks for the 4th release of  “seven steps to the green door” called FETISH.

There iwill be also a first music video for a song of the album – stay in touch!


Beside that I`m working on next outputs of Cyril and Toxic Smile , until the recordings of Keys / Sax  for second part of  “Flaming Row” – Trilogy will start later that year.

Debut album of “United Progressive Fraternity” already got great reviews –

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next releases:

seven steps to the green door “FETISH” ( aug/sept 2015 )

Cyril “……..” ( autumn 2015 )

Toxic Smile “Farewell”  ( autumn 2015 )

Flaming Row ” Mirage Pt.2.” ( early 2016 )

United Progressive Fraternity tour

‘United Progressive Fraternity’ Tour has finished…

Regardless of the sad sudden ending of the tour ( the australien band members got no permit to perform in UK again for last 3 concerts) I want to thank my new friends and brilliant musicians of UPF, all that fans, that made the gigs thrilling experiences, and so many old and new friends we met on the tour / concerts in UK & Europe for a wonderful and motivating adventure. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm! I will really miss you all!

New album ” Fall in love with the world ” will be released at Inside Out in November – looking forward to that!

Some impressions…

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United Progressive Fraternity on tour / Europe 2014

The European tour ‘United Progressive Fraternity’ starts…

with ex-Unitopia members Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack, Matt Williams, David Hopgood, Tim Irrgang,

and Guy Manning ( Ex-Tangent ) and Dan Mash (Maschine, bs)  I`ll be on European Tour until mid of october.

I’m really excited – looking forward to a great adventure beside that brilliant musicians.