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Guenter Schulz

Guenter Schulz is an accomplished guitarist mastering a variety of styles. Equally at home in Jazz, Electronica, Country, Rock and Pop. His love for handmade live music clearly shows in every performance.

Educated at the Blankeneser Konservatorium and the Universitaet Hamburg (both in Germany), Guenter's study of classical guitar and influence of Carl Orff and Stravinsky is apparent upon hearing his musical finesse. This training lends a cultured edge to his playing, and combined with the more contemporary influences of John McLaughlin, Goldie and Einstürzende Neubauten, unquestionably contributed to the success of KMFDM, the industrial rock group with which he was main guitarist, co-producer and songwriter in the 90s. With KMFDM, he recorded 9 full-length CDs and recorded soundtrack work for Mortal Kombat, Johnny Mnemonic and Bad Boys, all the while touring extensively throughout the USA and Europe. 

In addition to this work, Schulz has remixed music for Rammstein, Skinny Puppy, Dink, Front 242, Pig, Die Krupps, as well as produced remakes of songs by Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, NIN, AC/DC, and Van Halen. He participated in location sound recording and soundtrack composition for the documentary "So Good, So Far", shot on location in Ghana, Africa, and has had his photographs published in entertainment magazines, including Spin Magazine, Max and various others. 

In all, Guenter is credited on over 20 albums. Furthermore, over the last few years, he has produced 3 albums and toured with his band Slick Idiot, participated in the North American tour of "supergroup" Pigface, created various remixes for international bands, and has produced and recorded for a multitude of other bands. Furthermore, Guenter was invited three times to tour Japan with his group. 

In a jazzier world, he is the guitarist in the Melissa Hammer trio, which plays Saturdays at the Libra Room in Vancouver.  That association brought him to lead us and is just one small indication of Guenter's versatility and musicianship.