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Aleksey Tsyganov


With MEINL since:



July 21, 1964

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Arkhangelsk, Russia

Currently living in:

Moscow, Russia

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Generation X China Crash 19"

Drumming since:

since 10 years

Car that you currently drive:


Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Extreme driving, travelling, mountain skiing

Favorite Food:

Cream-soup of mushroom, fried potatoes, pancakes

Favorite Drink:



Oleg Ydanov

Highlight of your career so far:

Jam-sessions with Tommy Emmanuel and Lucky Peterson 

Drumming strengths:

Rhythmical, excellent member of performer's company. I'm able to apprehend music, when I hear it and I play music as my soul tells me.

Drumming means to me:

It's the great part of my life.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Learn to hear how other bandmembers are playing. Don't try to win over to your side.

How would you describe yourself:

Emotional and good-natured optimist, I'm still like a child.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I would like to be able to say: "I had such a happy life!"