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Aranda
Spain

Angel Alonso Aranda

No Apto

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With MEINL since:

Beginning of 2012

Birthday:

August 22, 1985

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Place of birth:

Vila-seca, Tarragona (Spain)

Currently living in:

Vila-seca, Tarragona (Spain)

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Dark Hihat 13"

Drumming since:

I took a few lessons when I was 9 years old (1994) but I did not have a drum set until age 12 (1997).

Car that you currently drive:

Hyundai Ix35

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Riding horses. I also love cinema and photography

Favorite Food:

Fried eggs and French fries

Favorite Drink:

Coca-Cola

Teacher:

Dave DiCenso, Mike Mangini, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Hazilla, Ralf Perterson, Kenwood Dennard, Yoron Israel, Chuck Silverman, Andy Megna, etc

Highlight of your career so far:

I hope it is still yet to come!! However, up to the present date they would be the two American tours with The Logan (California) and No Apto (Spain) and of course my graduation from Berklee College of music.

Drumming strengths:

I am versatile, passionate and energetic.

Drumming means to me:

It is a life style. I do not conceive life without my instrument because it is the main channel I use to communicate with the world around me. I believe drumming is the way I express myself the best. I like studying drums because it is a profound intimate moment of self-knowledge and personal grown that I would not change for anything in this world.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Be patient and keep yourself motivated at all times. Do not forget this is a lifetime career. Be organized, disciplined and steady but do not forget to enjoy the path along side. Always have short-term goals and work hard to achieve them. Surround yourself with music of any kind or genre. Do that while practicing then, when it is time, forget everything and just play!

How would you describe yourself:

I am restless, perfectionist, critical and creative. Since early childhood I have always demanded 200% of my possibilities in whatever I do. I am also passionate, committed and essentially a hard worker.

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

I would love to look back and realize I have contributed with my thing to this world of drumming and music. Being an inspiration to others and being recognized by the work done in a lifetime career would certainly be the best payback for all the effort invested.

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