guitar(t)ist. producer. composer. md.
Born and raised in Berlin, Lars Cölln grew up with a variety of multicultural influences.
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, Revolverheld, Malia (CH/UK), Thomas D, L’ Aupaire, Omar (UK), Johannes Oerding, Tim Bendzko, Gloria, Adesse, Michael Patrick “Paddy” Kelly (IRL), Elif, Stephanie Lottermoser, Berge, Kiddo Kat, Tokunbo, Mateo, Maria Gadu (Brazil), Gretel, Makeshift Innocence (Canada), Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, The KBCS, 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, Phil Fill, The Ruffcats, Chefket, Jaqee (SWE/Uganda), Mica Dulce, Manumatei, The Burhorn, Max Mutzke, Laith Al-Deen, Franky Ziegler, Mellow Mark, Wellbad, Pyro, Urban Monks, Axl Makana, Miss Flint, Paul Cless, Samir Soulsta, Nelson Müller, Maya Saban, …
ARTISTS LARS WORKS/WORKED WITH LIVE ( bass )
L’ Aupaire, Pohlmann, Elif, 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
STUDIO WITH … ( guitar )
Die Fantastischen Vier, Flo Mega, Nneka, Thomas D, The Masked Singer Germany (TV/Pro7), The Big Performance (TV/RTL), One Night Song (TV/Vox), 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, Lui Hill (Bass), The KBCS, Krutsch, Philipp Schwär (Guitar&Bass), Irie Révoltés (Guitar&Bass), Franz Plasa, Chefket (Guitar&Bass), Wolfgang Stach, Maliq, L’Aupaire (Guitar&Bass), fArHOt (Guitar&Bass), Ingo Stahl (Guitar&Keys), Wellbad, Swen Meyer (Bass), Joko & Klaas, Saint Lu, Polina Vita (Guitar&Bass), Kraans, Anna F, Tedros “Teddy” Teclebrhan (Guitar&Bass), Graziella Schazad (Guitar&Bass), Mateo, Marvin Brooks, Klima, Patrik Majer, Phil Fill (Guitar&Bass), Philipp Steinke, Kiddo Kat, Mutabor, Clara Louise (Bass), Will Czuch (Guitar&Bass), Fuchy, Flo Ree, Spongebob/Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV/VIVA, Nisse (Guitar&Bass), Mariha and many more …
2019 started really colourful for me - I had some quiet time in between the years and then jumped right into music: arranging Elifs new live show where I am MD and guitarist and on the other hand playing sessions, finishing productions (Cologne, The Girl and the Ghost, Malia, Thecontinue
The summer ended with a very colourful range of gigs. I enjoyed switching between playing huge crowds of up to 80.000 (yeah, thats five digits...wow!) with Revolverheld where I sat in for Niels and great Jazz Venues like the Atrane Summer Week in Berlin with Stephanie Lottermoser. Then there werecontinue
This year, I'm lucky to be creative a lot. We are writing and producing the upcoming Malia record together with Nis Kötting (and - obviously - Malia :) - a BLUES record. How great is that then? We're almost done writing it and look forward to catching it on tapecontinue
It's good to be back on stage with the fabulous singer, entertainer and funkmaster Flo Mega. Sometimes, life has its own way of telling stories. I got a call to join the recording of his debut EP "pay me right" with the Ruffcats eleven or twelve years ago in thecontinue
My year 2017 ended with two inspiring sessions: the funk jam initiated by Cosmo Klein and joined by my dear colleagues Alex Grube, Benny Greb and Julius Trautvetter and mixing sessions with the great Swen Meyer for my upcoming album. Yes, you heard right – there is something beautiful andcontinue
It is quite a risky thing to basically put seven people in a room with one song and see what version they come up with together. At least, if you do this live on camera and there is limited time and no backup plan, no safety but to trust incontinue
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 music 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. Any Questions? Say Hi!
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. Feel free to ask Questions!