Helmut Schartlmüller

Helmut Schartlmüller

Name: Helmut Schartlmüller

Lives: Vienna

Instrument: Bass

Musical beginnings: Musical late starter (was previously a football goalkeeper), began to play music when I was 15, felt immediately attracted to the bass, autodidact, ears open and learning by doing is the motto, my 2 year stay in LA had a great influence.

Career highlights: My absolute highlight is still playing with Hubert von Goisern on stage and in the studio since 2007. The gold and platinum awards for our last production are a highlight in a highlight. 2012 Brenna Tuats tour; 2011 Entwederundoder album production and live tour; 2007-2009 Linz Europe Tour with Hubert von Goisern and Xavier Naidoo, Zap Mama, BAP, Konstantin Wecker, Willi Resetarits, Klaus Doldinger, Karandila Brass Orchestra, Zdob Si Zdub as guest musician. 2008 album production: S'nix and live album Haut & Haar.
What otherwise is and was: Julian Le Play, Clara Blume, 77 Sunset Strip, Superfly Radio Orchestra, Pogo, Short People, Madrid de los Austrias, Hubertus Hohenlohe, Russkaja, Nigel Hayes, Sandra Pires, Boris Bukowsky, Hansi Lang ..... It's also worth mentioning that I played on Thieves and Poets by John McLaughlin.

Favourite music: Decisions, decisions! But if I must: Foo Fighters, Radiohead, (frühe) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miles Davis, Beatles, Jaco Pastorius, Queens of the Stone Age, Chuck Berry, Jose James, Police, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, The Meters, Cameron ...

My perfect day ... I wake early, completely refreshed. An hour's jogging along the beach. Café con leche and tostada con tomate y olivos in a Spanish town. Around midday a sailing trip in the Caribbean, for example the San Blas Islands. Then a dive in the Phillippines, where I see a manta ray for the first time. A little nap in a hammock. Then play a cool concert. In the evening, grilled fish at a street kitchen in downtown Bangkok. But every day has the chance to be a perfect day. It is in the end an inner feeling.

3 must haves for life on tour:

1. People you love travelling with
2. MacBook
3. Running shoes


Helmut Schartlmüller