Born and raised near Munich, I started playing at the age of 11. Co-founded the hard rock band Lem Motlow with 14. Always been influenced by the great blues and rock players like Angus Young, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Gary Moore.

 

In 2009 I began working as a writer for German Guitar Magazin and wrote everykind of article – interviews, CD reviews and guitar workshops.

 

In 2011 I won the nation-wide Robert Johnson Guitar Award in Hamburg as "Germany's best upcoming guitar player". Uli Jon Roth (Ex-Scorpions) and Marcus Deml (Errorhead) were part of the jury in this contest.

 

In 2012 I attended Berufsfachschule für Musik in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, and in 2013 I switched to my current university, Popakademie in Mannheim. Had the possibilty to learn from awesome teachers and players like Peter Wölpl, Jan Zehrfeld (Panzerballett) or Michael "Kosho" Koschorrek (Söhne Mannheims).

 

With Lem Motlow we released our first album in 2013. Besides that I recorded guitars for other artists like Singer/Songwriter Binyo or for the motion picture soundtrack of Mannheim - der Film. In 2014 I also played three shows for The New Roses. One of them was a support show for Extreme in Cologne. In April 2015, Lem Motlow won the Rockavaria Band Contest. This lead to an opening slot at the Rockavaria Festival Munich, a new rock festival headlined by Muse, KISS and Metallica. 

2015 I got signed by Jamtrack Central and my first track package "Super Slick Melodic Blues Vol. 1" was released in their store. Since then, I released six video packages.

 

In 2013 my first instructional book Rockgitarre Bootcamp was published by PPVMEDIEN.

 

Since 2014 I regularly record demo videos for the Munich vintage guitar trader Ten Guitars.

 

I'm currently endorsed by Klotz A.I.S.

 

Live history:

 

  • Rockavaria Festival 2015, Munich (w/ KISS, Metallica, Judas Priest, Airbourne...)

  • Theatron Festival 2013, Munich

  • MJ Guitars (w/ Matthias Jabs of Scorpions)

  • Support for EXTREME w/ The New Roses, Live Music Hall, Cologne

  • Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg

  • Astra-Stube, Hamburg

  • Popakademie Mannheim

  • Bayerischer Rundfunk (Live TV with Lem Motlow, radio gig with Jacky Kanlop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Adam Haranghy

© 2015 by Michael Wagner. Background photo by Adam Haranghy