Melvin, the founder and musical director of chessboard, the band I’m currently playing with as a backup guitarist, called me Tuesday night, December 15th 2009, and asked me, what I was up to the next day. I started to tell him my plans, when he goes “OK, I just wanted to give you the first opportunity to accept a surprise gig tomorrow night.” What? Heck, yeah! :) So we arranged to meet the next day at around 6.30 pm to set up for Sixt’s (Car Rental) Christmas party at Paulaner am Nockherberg, Munich. What can I say? Met Kevin Moore, another one of Melvin’s friends and very, very grooving, cool, talented bass player. The sets got funkier with every hour that passed. So, I’m hoping to get a chance of playing in that line-up again some time soon.