ampersandman 0


Berlin DE   Jan 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   Indie rock music from the 90s onwards

Welcome to my profile and to FAWM 2020.

Happy to be a part of this community, see all of you again, and get to know new people. Since I discovered FAWM in 2014, February has become my favorite month of the year.
So, for those who come across my page for the first time: I am a guitar and bass player residing in Berlin, Germany.
I play in a band, which is called JaaRi. Find and like us here:
We released an album last year, which you can listen to here:

So what up for this year? My plans are:

* Write more songs on bass guitar
* Write lyrics in German. This is something I could almost never pull off up to now and used to avoid. I have never been a fan of songs in my native language, about 98 % of music in German is crap, and the language itself is pretty awkward to fit to melodies. Nevertheless, we decided to write the next JaaRi songs in German, since @jonasmarr1983 and me have too much of an accent to sing English convincingly. So there I am. At least I discovered I can translate songs so I don't have to start from scratch. Let's see if I can succeed.
For those who are interested:

MacBook Pro, ca. 2012
LogicPro 9
Addictive Drums 2
Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen)
Ibanez guitar Roadstar II RG450, ca. 1986
Marathon Bass guitar, ca. 1994
Rode NT-1A Microphone

Nothing fancy, but sufficient

Songs (0)

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  • @zecoop  1 hour

    Fuzz for the win - I *love* that crackly, breaking up fuzz on your album. 😀

  • @atitlan 3 days

    I don't know what happened to me and the most recent Desert Sessions album, I noticed it on release and then somehow failed to listen to it. Now added to a playlist before I forget again!

  • @beat  1 week

    Very nice indeed!
    Zuerst dachte ich Martha aber dann war’s doch Colours das mir am besten gefiel, neben allen anderen!
    Die Geschichten der Bahnreisenden kam auch ganz gut rüber.
    Thx for the music!

  • @beat  1 week

    Hi, ich habe deine Lyrics Kommentare gelesen. Bilderbuch zum Beispiel finde ich, haben sehr gute Lyrics. Und sie mischen auch sehr clever englische Wortfetzen oder anderes ein, wie die Kids halt.
    Aber der eigentliche Grund warum ich hier zu dir schreibe ist dein FAWM Name. Ich weis was ein ‘ampers and’ ist, aber ich lese trotzdem immer amper sandman... also werde ich jetzt rüber auf Spotify switchen und mal reinhören ob ihr lullaby’s singt und spielt... und ich mach natürlich einen Marker hier um dir zuzuhören.
    Viel Vergnügen im Februar. Grüße aus Wien.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Hey there. I added you to the spotify playlist. Cool!

  • @cts  2 weeks

    *CTS tossing up the peace sign* - Whussup?

  • @tsunamidaily  2 weeks

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Looking forward to your songs again this year! I need to practice my German, so your German songs will be welcome.

    Your English singing has always been cool to my ear.

  • @philkmills  2 weeks

    I don't speak German, so I'm completely prepared to be wrong about this. 😀 But I am a major fan of someone here who sings in German...and then provides English translations. Maybe try and see what you think.

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    Btw, I think that your English singing is good. It never entered my mind about your accent until you mentioned it on your bio.

  • @guatecoop  2 weeks

    I can completely relate because my wife got me that record as a gift and I listened to it twice until yesterday. I was so let down because I loved every one of their albums before. I first got into them when they opened for Fugazi....what a lineup! I think I saw 8 shows of that tour.