The album Fields of Gold featured Ralf’s unique solo acoustic fretless bass guitar interpretations of the songs of Sting. The recordings won the admiration and support of Sting himself, and the popular German daily newspaper Die Zeit named it one of best productions of 2007. The top German audio systems manufacturer Audiotec Fischer uses the CD as a reference recording for their speaker systems.
In 2007 and 2008, Ralf won German Rock & Pop Awards in the "Best German Bass Player" and "Best German Instrumental Solo Player" categories. And Ralf's current CD, A Hard Day's Night, was nominated for the very first Echo Jazz Award (one of the three biggest musical awards worldwide, alongside the Grammy and Brit Awards).