Markus Vollmer

Session/studio/live Guitarist

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Guitarist for one of the biggest TV shows in Germany called "SING MEINEN SONG" since 2014 (500 songs recorded) I am also a singer (Live, session, studio, TV), music producer and songwriter. Played on more than 500 songs on albums for this TV show and recorded 3 albums under my own name, you can find my music on APPLE or SPOTIFY.

My sound is somewhere between pop, rock, country and soul. I'm not a metal guitarist and not a jazz player either, but I can work in those fields if it's not too specific.
I'm good at adding emotion to your track and framing the vocals with a lot of sensitivity. I have played over 1000 songs with my guitar tracks and gained a lot of experience.
Whether it's the Nashville sound or more alternative indie songs, I can find the right sound for you.

What you get:
High quality acoustic and electric guitars, western, nylon, nashville tuning, mandola, mandolin, bariton, dobro, slide, vintage sounds, Hi Fi sounds, LO Fi, vintage or modern.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Markus Vollmer
  • Vicky Leandros
  • Cassandra Steen
  • Laith Al-Deen
  • Max Giesinger
  • Sing Um Dein Leben
  • Various
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  • Gregor Meyle & Band
  • Yvonne Catterfeld
  • Sarah Connor
  • Various
  • Nils Wülker
  • Niedeckens BAP*
  • Christina Stürmer
  • The Bosshoss
  • Various
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  • Söhne Mannheims
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  • Gregor Meyle
  • Various
  • Ilse DeLange
  • Söhne Mannheims Jazz Department
  • Various
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Languages

  • English
  • German

13 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Kambiz
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    Fantastic experience working with Markus. Definitely my go to for future projects!

  2. Review by Martin
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    Everytime great collab with Markus!! He is an extraordinary session guitarist! Best to work with!

  3. Review by Martin
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    Markus is a super genius guitarist!!! This time he worked with me on a romantic ballad. Best to work with!!

  4. Review by Martin
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Markus! Top notch Bass & Guitars across all genres! Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Martin
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    Super top notch guitar and bass tracks for a TRAP ROCK production! It's absolute recommended to work with!!!

  6. Review by Martin
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    Another great production with Markus. This time on a Funk Track with amazing guitars!! Delightful!!!

  7. Review by Martin
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    Markus created and delivered a full bass & guitar arrangement for a pop song! His tracks shoots my song on the next level!! Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Martin
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    Markus delivered again bass & guitars for a german pop track on a top notch!!! Best to work with!!

  9. Review by Martin
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    Markus is an amazing musician with a great sense for the music! He delivered delightful Bass & Guitars for a pop production. Best to work with!

  10. Review by Tobias Stolz
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    by Tobias Stolz

    Markus is an outstanding guitarist. I’ve worked with him on five different songs so far, and there definitely will be more. He gets the essence of any song and adds exactly what is needed. Very tasteful and respectful towards your music. His recordings sound wonderful so that you only have to drag them into your DAW and pull the fader up.
    Thank you Markus for your music, your experience and your professionality.

  11. Review by Lenya Krammes
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    by Lenya Krammes

    This is the third time I've asked Markus to record guitars and bass for a singer-songwriter pop production and every time I'm thrilled and excited about the result!

    He hears something in my songs that I couldn't name before and gets to the point of finding the things that are missing but without overloading it. I like this very respectful approach to my ideas...! Always reliable and fast, even with tight deadlines.
    A very tasteful sound of the highest professional recording quality. You just drag his tracks into your project and it's almost done!

    Highly recommended!

  12. Review by Alex Hoeffken
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    Markus is easily one of the best guitarists I know. His sensitivity combined with taste makes him an exceptional studio musician. His sounds are always fantastic, his feel is excellent and with his input he enriches every production. Because he is also an excellent singer, he understands exactly which guitar part is useful for the song. I enjoy working with him every time.

  13. Review by Axel's Woodwindroom
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    I have been working with Markus on numerous projects both live and studio. Markus is a truly outstanding guitar player with a unique taste, style and sound. His playing always offers that special "vibe" we are all looking for. He is also very detailed in picking the right amp, the right microphone and the right reverb both on electric and acoustic guitar. He never "shows off" too much, never uses bendings or tappings "just because he can" but always finds the right way to making the song shine with his inspiriation.

Interview with Markus Vollmer

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I play guitar since I am 16. My parents had a band and they played Country music at the army bases. I got in touch with American country pop and rock and had my own country-rock band. Later I would study Jazz and popular music in Frankfurt and played some jazz and big band shows. I recorded 3 albums under my name (my latest album is called BROTHERS OF CINTSA) and did much composing and studio sessions. I got a job in a TV show where I fly every year since 2014 to South Africa to record a live show with seven German pop stars called SING MEINEN SONG. Every year we produce, arrange and record 49 songs and then play them live on the set in SA.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: I think I can read the emotion of a song and love to find the right sounds to make a track better. I have a good sense for melody and chord movement.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: I try to fill it with life and one of my main goals is to catch the right emotion for he song. In every song you can find a key to make it better, I am looking for those spots even when the right thing is to play nothing ;). I try to understand the composer and find the right tone and maybe I have some ideas the client didn't think about,.

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: I like good guitar tones. I love bluesy stuff like Clapton, Black Keys. I like singer/songwriter like Jackson Browne and some Nashville productions like Hush Kids, Kacey Musgraves. I also like Radiohead and electronic stuff.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: Most of the time I get a track or stems to add my guitar parts. The client has an idea what it should sound like and I do my best to find the right tones and emotions. So, distance doesn't matter anymore, I can send my parts everywhere in the world.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: I write and produce songs, my own stuff and music for others. I track guitars for clients and send it.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: Its a small Studio with a big room where I can track bands or a drums set. I don't have a mixing desk but I can record up t 16 track with Universal Audio Equipment and preamps. Some good mics and very much guitars. All kinds of guitars, acoustic, baritone, classical, Nashville tuning, open tunings, I do much slide stuff, mandola, mandolin, banjo and two basses. Fender Amps and some cabinets and endless effect pedals.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Eric Clapton
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Jackson Browne
Gear Highlights
  • 65 Gibson B-25
  • 1976 Gibson ES 335 TD
  • 1964 Hoefner Bass
  • 1934 Mandola
  • Fender 1969 VIBROLUX REV
  • Fender Custom Shop Tele and Strat
  • NEUMANN mics
  • AEA Ribbon Mic
  • NEVE Portico II
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8p
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