| Thomas Schwarz and Matthias Meissner
co-wrote many songs for a variety of projects with Frank
Peterson. The three collaborated closely for the first three
albums, the early Sarah
Brightman releases and Marky Mark's Life
In The Streets.
Schwarz was born on 1 December 1963 and grew up in a small town in
Germany. He started learning to play guitar at the age of 12 and was
soon playing in a variety of rock-bands. On the albums he performs
guitar, keyboard and background-vocals.
Meissner was born on 19 February 1968 and was somehow certain he would
one day work in the music world. He learnt to play piano when he was
13 and was soon producing demo-tapes. Matthias played lead keyboard
parts and some drum parts for many of the songs to come out of the
Frank Peterson hit-factory in the 1990s. Matthias also plays keyboards
for a Rock-Soul-Blues group called Wesseloh Beach Band, who have been
going for about twenty years now.
Thomas got to know Matthias Meissner in 1988 when they were working
in the same music shop in Lüneburg, Germany. Some time later, Thomas
spent a holiday in Spain where he met Frank, who was working at the
time with Michael Cretu on Enigma.
Thomas and Frank became good friends and on returning to Germany began
working together. Thomas remembered Meissner's keyboard talents and
brought him onto the team. And so the original Nemo Studios powerhouse
Although music takes up most of their time, both Matthias and Thomas
like to relax by playing video-games.