Musical Resumé

  • Born November 10 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
  • Main instruments: Electric and acoustic bass guitar (fretted & fretless), electric and acoustic guitar, upright bass, background vocals
  • Additional instruments: Keyboards, lead vocals, percussion, drums
  • Musical genres: Rock, Pop, Progressive, Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Classical, RnB, Top 40, Musical, Theater

Experience

  • Over 20 years of professional experience with over 5,000 performances: live shows, tours, TV shows, cruise ship contracts, music videos
  • Freelance teacher for beginner and advanced bassists and guitarists, in individual lessons, group/band workshops and online
  • Author of articles about bass playing workshops and gear reviews for music magazines and webzines
  • Clinician at Musikmesse Frankfurt, NAMM Show Anaheim, European Bass Day, Guitar Center, UNLV, misc. music stores and trade shows
  • Owner of online recording website www.studiobassist.com, recording credits on over 60 albums
  • Retail sales experience for basses and guitars, pro audio and recording
  • Endorsee for several music equipment companies 


Credit list (excerpt)

Live credits

  • Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)
  • Dale Bozzio's Missing Persons
  • Lionel Cole (Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Mariah Carey)
  • Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana etc.)
  • Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Tom Jones, Asia)
  • Mugs Cain (Michael Bolton, Sammy Hagar, Eric Martin)
  • Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters”)
  • Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats)
  • Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Christina Aguilera Band)
  • Phil Campbell (Motörhead)
  • Dizzy Reed (Gund N' Roses)
  • Don Dokken (Dokken)
  • Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Doug Bossi (David Coverdale, Jennifer Paige, Don Henley etc.)
  • Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot)
  • Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith, Rod Stewart)
  • Akira Jimbo (Casiopea)

Recording credits

  • Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana et al.)
  • Hal Blaine (Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys et al.)
  • Don Randi (Linda Ronstadt, Quincy Jones, Cannonball Adderley, Herb Alpert, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Zappa et al.)
  • Matt Bissonette (Don Henley, Joe Satriani et al.)
  • Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa et al.)
  • Michael Landau (Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, B.B. King, Ray Charles et al.)
  • Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Elton John, Meat Loaf et al.)
  • Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Asia et al.)
  • Atma Anur (Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen, Tony MacAlpine et al.)
  • Mattias "IA" Eklundh (on Steve Vai's label Favored Nations)
  • Harold Faltermeyer (Composer “Top Gun”, “Beverly Hills Cop” etc.; producer Billy Idol, Jennifer Rush et al.)
  • World's Apart (European platinum awarded band)
  • Martha Wash feat. RuPaul


Discography/Recordings on CD/DVD (excerpt)

  • Worlds Apart – Everlasting love (single) - ©1996 Arista/BMG, BMG Eurodisc Ltd.
  • The Body & Soul Allstars – Best things in life are free (single) - ©1996 Sony Music
  • The Winners – Island of sun (LP) - ©1996 Weltbild Verlag GmbH - CD 703447
  • Dan Lucas – News (LP) - ©1996 Arcade Music Company GmbH - CD 8800576
  • O2 – Oxygene (single) - ©1996 ZYX Music GmbH - CD 8536-8
  • Martha Wash feat RuPaul – It's raining man ... The Sequel (single) - ©1997 BMG/Logic Records
  • Clueless – Don't speak (single) - ©1998 ZYX Music GmbH & Co. KG - CD 2145-8
  • What4 – What4 (LP) - ©1999 Kintom Music KM-199001-2
  • What4 – All behind (single) - ©2003 Kintom Music KM-103001-1
  • Graham Bonney – Der letzte Rock'n'roll (single) - ©2003 Emi Electrola GmbH
  • What4 Fourward (LP) – ©2004 Kintom Music - KM-104001-2
  • Darkseed – Ultimate Darkness (LP) - ©2005 Massacre Records GmbH - MAS CD 0454
  • Martin Motnik with Gregg Bissonette – Bass Invader (LP) feat. Mattias IA Eklundh - ©2005 Kintom Music – 023144
  • Atargatis – Wasteland (LP) ©2006 Massacre Records GmbH – MAS CD 0492
  • “Gitarre & Bass” workshop playbacks (German guitar player magazine) © 2006 Musik Media Verlag
  • “Sticks” workshop playbacks (German guitar player magazine) © 2006 Musik Media Verlag
  • Harold Faltermeyer feat. Ambermoon – "Two Worlds" Computer game soundtrack - ©2007 Topware
  • The Roxx – Unleash your demon (LP) - ©2007 Rockville Music
  • Q-Ten-Peck – Prestige (LP) - ©2008
  • Die Zeitmaschine – Film music, German TV documentary about watchmaker Helmut Sinn ©2008  frame-spotting mediaport
  • Beyond the void – Gloom is a trip for two (LP) - ©2008
  • The Roxx – The Roxx Unleash The Demon (DVD) - ©2008 Rockville Music
  • Jason Sadites – Weve (LP) feat. Chad Wackerman, Tony Levin, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette -  ©2008
  • Ralf Jung – Art of Pop (LP) - ©2010
  • Ecotonic - When Sparks Fly (CD) - © 2010
  • Mansour - Live in Concert (CD & DVD) - © 2010
  • Various Artists - Guitar Addiction - A Tribute To Modern Guitar (Song) - © 2011, song "Frankly Speaking" feat. Christophe Godin, Cyril Achard, Mattias Eklundh Joop Wolters, and Atma Anur
  • Marcus Boeltz and the Transatlantic Funk Unit - Departure (CD) - © 2011, feat. Michael Landau
  • Jason Sadites - Broken (CD) - © 2012, feat. Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Alex  Machacek and Kenny Aronoff
  • Velvet Steel - Thunderous Rain (CD) - © 2013
  • All the Wise - All the Wise (CD) - © 2013
  • Mark Clear - Gave You My Heart (Single) - © 2013
  • Marty and the Bad Punch - Troubleshooter (CD) - © 2013
  • Born 2 Rule - World at War (CD) - © 2014
  • Rob the Voice - Blues in the Night (CD) - © 2014
  • Jason Sadites - Fuzzy Math (Song) - © 2015, feat. Marco Minnemann


Tour History

  • Uli Jon Roth: North America tour 2012, U.S. west coast tour 2009, U.S. tour 2008
  • Carnival Cruise Line: Australia & South Pacific, Hawaii, Alaska, Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico
  • Disney Cruise Line with Las Vegas Jazz Trio as band leader, 2011
  • "The Roxx": European tour 2008 (support for Graham Bonnet)
  • "Eisbrecher": Germany tour 2006 (support for J.B.O.), European headliner tour 2007
  • “Darkseed”: European tour 2003
  • “The Winners”: Video clip shooting in the Philippines, TV appearances in several European TV shows (nation-wide broadcasting) 1996/97
  • Approx. 2000 live gigs, TV appearances, performances with different acts


Endorsements

  • Jens Ritter Instruments
  • Gallien-Krueger
  • Line 6
  • Elixir Strings
  • Gator Cases
  • Gorilla Ears
  • InTune Guitar Picks
  • Klotz Cables


Further information

© Martin Motnik 2014