Something New: BackstageInHamburg.com

I am glee with excitement. After starting a new job at the beginning of the year and a big concert last Friday with my band I am very happy to announce another new project: backstageinhamburg.com.

It is an online video interview format, bringing my video and interview podcast experience together with passion for music and my hometown of Hamburg, interviewing musicians who are visiting Hamburg on tour.

The interviews in the first couple of months will focus on singers and guitarists and will mostly be conducted in English, but as the first interview shows, I am just as happy to interview fellow Germans. You can expect about one interview per month and we aim for a 2-camera HD-shoot. If scheduling prohibits this set-up however, I hope you’ll excuse the grainy picture and enjoy the interview just as much.

I am very grateful that the guest of the first episode agreed to come on the show when neither website nor future guests were ready, let alone decent camera equipment (what you can see at the bottom of the page is Flip vs. iPad). Thank’s a lot Johnny!

There’ll be more of Johnny soon, and we’ll interview Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit/Black Light Burns) this Friday. Steve Lukather is confirmed for March and hopefully many more: Let me know who you would want me to interview.

Music, video, stories. Let’s go.