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Erchinger
Germany

Dirk Erchinger

Jazzkantine

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With MEINL since:

1999

Birthday:

August 05, 1969

Zodiac Sign:

Gemini

Place of birth:

Hannover/Germany

Currently living in:

Berlin/Germany

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Generation X Safari Ride 18"

Drumming since:

dunno...1975?...by now I should have chops like Buddy Rich...but I don't...mh

Car that you currently drive:

Peugeot 407 SW

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

hanging with my kids & wife, traveling, eating!!!

Favorite Food:

Currywurst & fries with ketchup & mayonais at Curry 36/Berlin/Mehringdamm

Favorite Drink:

Maternus from Aldi

Teacher:

Eddie Filip, Udo Dahmen, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphry and more...but somehow I still play the same shit...;-)Eddie Filip, Udo Dahmen, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphry and more...but somehow I still play the same shit...;-)

Highlight of your career so far:

-Jazzkantine was the first german band which hit the german charts (album/single) with live played hip-hop music in '94
-Nr.#1 Hit on US radio-charts (Smooth Jazz) with a cover version of 'Joy & Pain' by Count Basic in '96
-playing at the St. Fallen festival/Switzerland in front of 50 000 people with Jazzkantine and sharing the backstage with the Sex Pistols while Germany won the european soccer-championship...they hated us!
-singing the Udo Juergens smash hit 'griechischer Wein' at Kim's Karaoke Bar/Berlin in 2007 (standing Ovations!)

Drumming strengths:

hard to say...I try to make some asses move

Drumming means to me:

A lot but not everything! (there are so many things way more important than hitting wood on plastic)

Advice for up and coming drummers:

practice, open your ears & believe in yourself...and don't be an asshole!

How would you describe yourself:

talks a lot...but quiet nice

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

"geil !!"

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