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Saint Merat
New Zealand

Jamie Saint Merat



With MEINL since:



August 24, 1983

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Christchurch, New Zealand

Currently living in:

Auckland, New Zealand

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Don’t drive yet!

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Web and print design, audio engineering

Favorite Food:

Falafel, Indian, Japanese

Favorite Drink:




Highlight of your career so far:

Touring Europe twice so far, and being able to make music with no compromises. Becoming a Meinl endorsee

Drumming strengths:

Versatility, musicality (hopefully!), improvisation.  Ability to approach my main genre from unconventional angles.

Drumming means to me:

More or less everything!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Listen as broadly as possible and always try to play things you can't. Know your rudiments inside out and always practise with a metronome.

How would you describe yourself:

Motivated and never satisfied.

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

That seemed to turn out all right!