Line-up

For many years, THE OCEAN have been organized like an open collective of musicians and artists. This collective, formed around founding member Robin Staps, has been constantly evolving and was characterized by often-changing members and multiple players at the respective instruments and positions. Since 2001, The Ocean Collective has had around 50 participants, possibly even more. Apart from those whose names have made it into the discography of the band, many more have contributed live or behind the scene. That’s why it is nearly impossible to recall every single member or participant of The Ocean Collective. The chart below is an attempt of reconstructing the members that have made an appearance on the albums.

Current lineup :

2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Robin Staps X X X X X X X X
Loïc Rossetti X X X
Luc Hess X X X
Jonathan Nido X X X
Louis Jucker X X X
Chris Breuer X

Vocalists:

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Markus Gundall X X X
Gerd Kornmann X X
Alex Roos X X
Mathias “Meta” Buente X X X X
Nico Webers X X X
Thomas Herold X
Tomas Hallbom X X
Michael “Mike” Pilat X X
Sean Ingram X
Nate Newton X X
Ercüment Kasalar X
Carsten Albrecht X
Eric Kalsbeek X
Jason Emry X
Dwid Hellion X
Jan Oberg X
Caleb Scofield X
René Noçon X X
Loïc Rossetti X X X
Sheila Aguinaldo X

Drummers :

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Robin Staps X
Torge Ließmann X X X X
Luc Hess X X X

Guitarists :

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Robin Staps X X X X X X X X
Dirk Wilhelm X
Andreas Hillebrand X X
Matt Beels X
Walid Farruque X
Jonathan Nido X X X
Mitch Hertz X X

Bass players :

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Robin Staps X
Jonathan Heine X X X X
Gordon Hünies X
Hannes Huefken X
Michael “Mike” Pilat X
Louis Jucker X X X
Chris Breuer X

Classical musicians :

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2009 2010 2013
Trombone
D. Töne X
Robert Gutowski X
Trumpet
Hans Albert Staps X  
Vibraphone
James Yates X  
Cello
Rebekka Mahnke X X
Yuky Ryang X
Stefan Heinemeyer X
Esther Monnat X X
Dalaï Theofilopoulou X
Violin
Demeter Braun X
Karina Suslov X
Christoph Von Der Nahmer X
Céline Portat X X
Estelle Beiner X X
Clarinette
Tove Langhoff X
Piano
Katharina Sellheim X
Vincent Membrez X
Tambourin
Jonas Olsson X
Glockenspiel
Daniel Eichholz X
Saxophone
John Gürtler X
Jérôme Correa X
Upright bass
Lionel Gafner X