Guitarist & Educator

BIOGRAPHY


•Guitarist, Recording Artist and Master Teacher with more than 35 years of professional experience.

•Executive Music Producer and Featured Artist of Award Winning Music Documentary.

•Recording Studio Owner, Producer and Mixing Engineer at Lucky Cat Studios.

Career Highlights

CEO Lucky Cat Studios • 2015-2017

Christian Mc Bride presents: • Antoinette Henry • 2016

Madonna • Guitar Tutor for David & Rocco • 2015

Kelly O’Hara • Say Gala feat. Sam Rockwell • 2015

Bill Withers • SAY Gala 2014

The Meredith Viera Show • Theme Song Demo • 2014

Carnegie Hall • O Sole Trio/ Beverly Taki • 2014

Carmen Browne • Cloud Ballet EP • UK SoulCharts-No.1 • 2013

America's Got Talent • NBC Season 7 • 2012

Katie Couric • Recording for  "KATIE" • 2012

Katie Couric • DREAM BENEFIT • 2012

Lincoln Center • SPIROS SOUKIS • 2012

David Seidler • Our Time Benefit Gala for “The Kings Speech” • 2011 (feat. David Seidler & Carly Simon)

Lucy Woodward Music Video •" Ragdoll " • (Verve Records) 2011

Carly Simon • Our Time Benefit Gala 2010  • (featuring Edie Falco, Paul Rudd)

Duncan Sheik (feat. Holly Brook) •“All I Want is Love” • 2009

Music Video • "Love You From Afar (featuring Brit Marling) • 2009

Peter Bernstein & The Eddy Bishai Trio • 2009

CBS Television •The Guiding Light Katrina Relief Concert with Brad Cole and the Saturday Night Live Band • 2006

Hero Award • Music Video • "Bleib’ Mir Treu" • Conceived & Directed by Hendrik Helmer  • Magdeburg , Germany • 2005

Wyclef Jean & the CARL RESTIVO BAND •Platinum Records  • 2003

Music Documentary Award • Hendrik Helmer • Frankfurt • 2000

Juilliard School of Music  • Consultant and Teacher • 2000 


Online CD Releases - ITUNES/AMAZON

Hugging Perfect Strangers •1999

Life in the Loop • 2001

Love you From Afar (single) • 2009

Tales of Lost Love •2012

Take Me As I Am • Kiki Voss EP • 2013

Wie Wo Warum  • Roland Bergmann Promo EP • 2018

Greer Baxter • Bleed EP • 2018

Devonee B. • Believe • 2019 (Production)

Devonee B  feat. Hendrik Helmer • Something’s there • 2019

Michelle Bettencourt • New Normal EP • 2019

Keith Ward • Cliffside EP • 2019

Glenn Kidd • You’re in love with me •  2019 (Co Production/Mix)

Greer Baxter • 5th and Madison • 2019 (Co Production)

Online Music Videos

"Love You From Afar" • 2009

"Tales of Lost Love" • 2012

"If There is a Heaven" • 2012

"The Same" • 2012

"Better Days" • 2012

"Don’t Wanna Make You Mine" Kiki Voss • 2013

"Take Me As I Am" Kiki Voss • 2013

 "God in Drag" Glenn Kidd • 2013

“Go Love Yourself” Glenn Kidd • 2015

Featured Guitarist on CD Releases with Various Artists

Amber • "My Kind of World" • 2004

"Listen" featuring Carly Simon, Daryl Hall & John Forte • 2009

"Holedelic"  • Everett Bradley • 2010

"You're the Same As Me" • Gigi Fouquet • 2010

"Red Light" • Kiku Collins • 2011

"Bethesda" •Sasha di Bona • 2013

Carmen Browne • Cloud Ballet EP • 2014

Carmen Browne • 2018

Greer Baxter • Bleed • 2019

Keith Ward • Everything to me • 2019

Devonne B • Believe • 2019

Henry Dee • Talking 'bout you and me • 2019

Recorded & Performed With: 

Kelly O’ Hara, Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik, Katie Couric, Maxwell, John Forte, Lucy Woodward , Robert Glasper, Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Shawn Pelton, Keith Carlock, Elaine Caswell, Tabatha Fair, Curtis King, Everett Bradley, Lucy Woodward, Lorenza Ponce, Tommy Mandel, Marc Shulman, Oz Noy, Conrad Korsch, Winston Roye, Charnett Moffett, Jerry Jemmott and Tim Lefevbre.

Actors: Oscar Isaac, Brit Marling, Sam Rockwell , Kevin Kline, John Olivier, Brian Cox (Succession)Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Edie Falco, Victor Garber, Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie), Paul Rudd (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), John Olivier (John Stewart), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Brad Cole (The Guiding Light),

Music Clinics:

Music Clinic at the Conservatory Enschede • Holland • 2003

Berkley College of Music • Workshop with Nippy Noya • Germany •1996 


DVD's: 

Hendrik Helmer Live at Hafenfest Germany •2003 

FENDER Instructional Video featuring guitarist Keith Wyatt • 2001

Amber My Kind of World • 2003 


Education:

Mannes Jazz Program New School for Social Research NYC • 1997

BFA Degree • Hogeschool Enschede Conservatorium • Holland 1998


Languages: 

English • Dutch • German • French