guitarist. bass player.
songwriter. md. earthling.
Born and raised in Berlin, Lars Cölln grew up with a variety of multicultural influences.
In the meantime, he lives in Germany’s second biggest music city Hamburg and fusions both cities’ spirits in his playing.
He started out on the drums at the age of 8 and switched to guitar at 13, keeping rhythm as his main approach and Stewart Copeland’s hihat in his heart.
Fluent in many musical languages, he is revealing an individual accent while always listening to what a song might need. (In fact, listening might be one of his key skills). Lars is said to have meditated the sentence “Funk is what you don’t play” (Fred Wesley) for two years in the mountains.
He is a highly demanded studio guitarist and bassist as well as an internationally touring sideman, yet a humble player with abundant love for music.
ARTISTS LARS WORKS/WORKED WITH LIVE ( guitar )
Pohlmann, Yvonne Catterfeld, Flo Mega, Malia (CH/UK), L’ Aupaire, Omar (UK), Johannes Oerding, Tim Bendzko, Gloria, Adesse, Michael Patrick “Paddy” Kelly (IRL), Elif, Kiddo Kat, Tokunbo, Mateo, Maria Gadu (Brazil), Gretel, Makeshift Innocence (Canada), Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, Timo Breker, Mimi Müller-Westernhagen, Marvin Brooks, Charles Simmons, Anna F (Austria), Mic Donet, The Life Between, Johannes Strate, Mutabor, Joe Bel (France), Gunter Gabriel, Deborah Lee, Jonathan Kluth, Yarah Bravo (SWE/US), Benne, Wolfgang Michels, Pyranjah, Tiger HiFi, Phil Fill, Ruffcats, Chefket, Marshall Titus, Pilotfilm, Jaqee (SWE/Uganda), Mica Dulce, Manumatei, The Burhorn, Diane Weigmann, Max Mutzke, Laith Al-Deen, Franky Ziegler, PR Kantate, Mine, Laxmi, Bianca Preche, TomAndSara, Malte von Deichkind, Mellow Mark, Wellbad, Pyro, Urban Monks, Axl Makana, Miss Flint, Paul Cless, Celina, Quietstorm, Vanessa Ekpenyong, Samir Soulsta, Nelson Müller, Maya Saban, …
ARTISTS LARS WORKS/WORKED WITH LIVE ( bass )
L’ Aupaire, Pohlmann, Daniel Wirtz, Luke Friend (UK), Andreas Gabalier, Max Mutzke, Henning Wehland, Ella Endlich, Glasperlenspiel, Jesper Munk, Wolfgang Niedecken, Kai Wingenfelder, David Lemaitre, Johannes Oerding, Gloria, Berge, Gretel, Martin Kilger, David Huhn Band, Martingo
RECORDING SESSIONS WITH … ( guitar )
Die Fantastischen Vier, Flo Mega, Nneka, Culcha Candela (Guitar&Bass), Pohlmann (Guitar&Keys), Helene Fischer, Maxim, Mimi Müller-Westernhagen, Gregor Meyle, Ralf Christian Mayer, Samuel Harfst (Guitar&Bass&Keys), Opel&Jürgen Klopp, Tiger HiFi, Krutsch, Philipp Schwär (Guitar&Bass), Irie Révoltés (Guitar&Bass), Franz Plasa, Chefket (Guitar&Bass), Ella Endlich (Bass), Wolfgang Stach, Maliq, L’Aupaire (Guitar&Bass), Levina (Bass), fArHOt (Guitar&Bass), Ingo Stahl (Guitar&Keys), Wellbad, Swen Meyer (Bass), Joko & Klaas, Saint Lu, Polina Vita (Guitar&Bass), Kraans, Anna F, Graziella Schazad (Guitar&Bass), Beatdiggers (Guitar&Bass), Mateo, Marvin Brooks, Klima, Patrik Majer, Phil Fill (Guitar&Bass), Philipp Steinke, Kiddo Kat, Mutabor, Clara Louise (Bass), Martin Kilger (Bass), Will Czuch (Guitar&Bass), The Life Between, Starkowski (Guitar&Bass), Fuchy, Flo Ree, Urban Monks, Bastian Korn, Jan Köppen (Guitar&Bass), Axl Makana, Tom and Sara (Guitar&Bass&Keys), Spongebob/Nickelodeon, Kieper, Comedy Central, MTV/VIVA, Peppa Singt (Guitar&Bass), Nisse (Guitar&Bass), Simon Becker, Mariha, …
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After playing gigs with Elif and Kiddo Kat earlier this year, the request came to play guitar with Yvonne Catterfeld. We had a great tour in march playing shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It was a terrific band and crew and I was happy to learn that Yvonne iscontinue
My year 2016 ended with juggling a heavy touring and session schedule and the start of my teaching position at the University of Music Münster (electric guitar major and combo). I'm glad to assist a new generation of musicians in mastering their instruments and finding their ways. I took mycontinue
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We had a blast shooting the "One Night Song" pilot in an Austrian alpine hut. Daniel Wirtz will be the host of the show meeting a surprise guest. Thanks to Vox and the whole team for a great time. Especially my dear fellow musicians: Jules Kalmbacher (g, md), Tommy Balducontinue
ONLINE SESSIONS / STUDIO BOOKING
Utilizing the high audiophile standards I’ve gotten used to over the years of recording, I am recording guitars in my own studio using my hand-selected mixture of modern and vintage preampsµphones and of course my dear collection of guitars, basses, effects and amplifiers according to what suits the song best.
My studio features a 24m2 recording room and a 13m2 mixing space, daylight, the most beautiful views into trees. Also there: my favourite Vintage Synths, a 1965 Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl Kit and other soulful instruments/amps. More details on request. Please use the contact form to get in touch.
TUITION // LESSONS
I teach electric guitar (major in popular music) and band coaching (popular music) at the music university in Münster. In addition, I occasionally give workshops and private lessons-for requests, feel free to get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.