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, Culcha Candela (Guitar&Bass), Franz Plasa, 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), 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), 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, Comedy Central, MTV/VIVA, Peppa Singt (Guitar&Bass), Nisse (Guitar&Bass), Simon Becker, Mariha, …

 

 

  • “Your guitar playing really is heartbreakingly beautiful, I can’t wait to hear your album!”

    MaliaJazz Singer
  •    “Lars is an incredible guitar player – in fact the only one i ever heard in Germany who has this distinct and big American sound I love!”

    Jonathan KluthSinger/Songwriter
  • “Lars kicks ass!!!”

    Jost NickelDrummer
  • “Lars is this great guy with whom i really enjoy being on the same wave length – musically and personally. His playing is always surprising and at the same time elevating music to a higher level – i’m always happy, when i know we’re playing together!”

    Alex GrubeBassist/Musical Director

NEWS

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 in

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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 is

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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 my

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A lot of festivals and open air shows this summer - with Michael Patrick Kelly, L'aupaire, Pohlmann, Tokunbo and Kiddo Kat. The highlights were MS Dockville, Palác Akropolis(CZ) and Fusion. The East European leg of the Michael Patrick Kelly tour took us to Warsaw (PL), Krakow(PL) and Prague(CZ) - countries

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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 Baldu

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I'm happy to announce that I will be playing bass in a new TV show on Vox Germany. Not sure how much I'm allowed to say - but this much: the band is gonna be awesome and it's gonna be different from what is currently on TV music-wise. More info

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Discography

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  • fanta4 - rekord
    Die Fantastischen Vier – Rekord                            2014
  • flo mega - zurück
    Flo Mega – Zurück                                                2011
  • saint lu - craving
    Saint Lu – Craving                                                2013
  • gregor meyle - meylenweit
    Gregor Meyle – Meylenweit                                  2010
  • pohlmann - könig der strassen
    Pohlmann – König der Straßen           2010
  • helene fischer - marathon stretch
    Helene Fischer – Marathon                                   2014
  • Laupaire_Flowers 500x500
    L’Aupaire – Flowers                                               2016
  • TAS_Lover 600x600 bw
    TomAndSara – Lover                                                        2016
  • the life between - colors of your choice stretch
    The Life Between – Colours Of Your Choice           2011
  • maxim - staub
    Maxim – Staub                                                     2013
  • Culcha-Candela-Candelistan neu
    Culcha Candela – Candelistan                               2015
  • anna f - king in the mirror
    Anna F. – King In The Mirror                                  2014
  • irie revoltes - mouvement mondial
    Irie Révoltés – Mouvement Mondial                      2010
  • Kiddo Kat_WhyAmISoFunky 600x600
    Kiddo Kat – Why Am I So Funky ?!                          2016
  • chefket - nachtmensch 600x600
    Chefket – Nachtmensch                                                                               2015
  • nisse august
    Nisse – August                                                     2015
  • mimi once again
    Mimi Müller-Westernhagen – Once Again              2011
  • flo mega - ddr
    Flo Mega – DDR                                                   2011
  • Maxim_Das bisschen was wir sind
    Maxim – Das bisschen was wir sind        2016
  • culcha candela - culcha candela
    Culcha Candela – Culcha Candela                         2010
  • Klima_Irgendwann Ist Jetzt 400x400
    Klima – Irgendwann Ist Jetzt                                  2016
  • pohlmann - nix ohne grund
    Pohlmann – Nix Ohne Grund                               2013
  • marvin brooks - everything ahead stretch
    Marvin Brooks – Everything Ahead                        2013
  • Starkowski - Herz Formatieren 400x400 bw
    Starkowski – Herz Formatieren                             2016
  • samuel harfst - alles gute zum alltag
    Samuel Harfst – Alles Gute zum Alltag      2010
  • simon becker egal wohin das führt-400x400
    Simon Becker – Egal wohin das führt                    2015
  • tiger hifi - tiger hifi stretch
    Tiger HiFi – Tiger HiFi                                            2007
  • martin kilger - wofür ich steh stretch
    Martin Kilger – Wofür ich steh                               2009
  • pohlmann - wenn sie lächelt stretch
    Pohlmann – Wenn Sie Lächelt                               2011
  • culcha-move it
    Culcha Candela – Move It                                     2010
  • mutabor - schablone stretch
    Mutabor – Willkommen in der Schablone              2006
  • graziella schazad - india
    Graziella Schazad – India                                      2014
  • jan köppen - 1  moment
    Jan Köppen – 1 Moment                                       2012
  • philfill new decade II
    Phil Fill – New Decade                                          2010
  • rhymes for creation stretch
    Johnny Strange & Culcha – Rhymes 4 Creation       2008
  • mateo - unperfekt
    Mateo – Unperfekt                                               2014
  • saint lu - 2
    Saint Lu – 2                                                          2013
  • culcha candela & shaun stretch
    Culcha Candela & Shaun das Schaf                       2010
  • axl makana - ich ist ein anderer stretch
    Axl Makana – Ich ist ein anderer                           2008
  • flo mega - pay me right
    Flo Mega – Pay Me Right                                       2007
  • culcha candela - das beste
    Culcha Candela – Das Beste                                  2010
  • wellbad - beautiful disaster
    WellBad – Beautiful Disaster                                 2011
  • mutabor - amazegenalo stretch
    Mutabor – Amazegenalo                                      2007
  • tom and sara - 6 ways to find home
    Tom and Sara – 6 Ways To Find Home                   2014
  • chefket - einerseits andererseits
    Chefket – Einerseits Andererseits                          2009
  • culcha candela - schöne neue welt
    Culcha Candela – Schöne Neue Welt       2009
  • giraffenaffen stretch
    Giraffenaffen Vol. III                                             2014
  • beatdiggers - tagtraum
    Beatdiggers – Tagtraum                                        2006
  • SamuelHarfst-ChronikEinerLiebe
    Samuel Harfst – Chronik einer Liebe                       2015
  • mimi - road to last night
    Mimi Müller-Westernhagen – Road To Last Night   2011
  • Culcha_Sommaimkiez
    Culcha Candela – Somma im Kiez                         2009
  • urban monks - monk in me
    Urban Monks – Monk In Me                                                                    2008
  • maliq - cheek to cheek
    MALIQ – Cheek to Cheek                                      2007
  • elefantastisch
    Heizmanns Lieder – Echt elefantastisch                 2017
  • flatrat600x600
    Culcha Candela – Flätrate                                     2011
  • flo mega - die wirklich waren dinge
    Flo Mega – Die Wirklich Wahren Dinge      2011

Studio Booking

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 preamps&microphones 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.

 

 

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duesenberg sized
gibson new sized
marshall sized -10
aguilar sized
martin sized
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tech21 sized
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