Daddy Mase was born in 1958 in Titisee-Neustadt and, from 1961, grew up in Burkheim am Kaiserstuhl. He has never lost his close attachment to his "warm and sunny homeland", to which he dedicated the song "Ich bin vom Kaiserstuhl" (I'm from Kaiserstuhl).

1978he joins his close friends the Traber family of high-wire artists (Internationale Traber Show, Dir. Johann Traber), as presenter, artist and later manager, and works with leading figures in German show business such as Freddy Quinn, Frank Elstner, Thomas Gottschalk und Ingrid Steeger. As an artist with a powerful voice, he is already using every opportunity for musical appearances, which soon earns him the nickname of "The Voice".
1991supporting artist for his brother Uwe, known as the country singer Kenny Brown, also as second voice.
1993starts his first concert series as a solo artist - "The Frank Sinatra Project".
1995he wins the Saarland Broadcasting Service talent competition with The Lady Is A Tramp. International gala shows follow in both Italy and France.
1997on the look-out for a suitable big band, he meets the jazz guitarist Guido Allgaier in Saarbrucken, who forms a Rhythm & Brass Band, augmented by the well-known jazz musicians Jörg Jenner, Martin Lösing, Tom Penninger, Daniel Schmitz, Thomas Wagner and Matthias Ernst. In Matthias Ernst he also finds an excellent bandleader and musical arranger.
2002following periods in Freiburg, Mannheim and Düsseldorf, he returns to Saarland, where he and the jazz pianist Walter Lohrscheider put together a duet programme. At the same time, he finds four excellent musicians in "Bernies Tune" jazz quartet with whom he arranges his new live programme "Mr. Bojangles".
2005at a concert of the "Big Bandits", he is fascinated by the sound of this big band from Troisdorf School of Music and immediately joins them as a singer.