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Johannes Torpe

Artificial Funk, Fashion Victims and Ink & Needle


With MEINL since:



January 05, 1973

Place of birth:


Currently living in:

A jet plane

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Brilliant Medium Crash 20"

Drumming since:

I was a very little girl

Car that you currently drive:

A gold painted 3 tons 70's firetruck with 50" wheels.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:


Favorite Food:

Japanese, Taiwanese(awesome!), Australian, Italian and a bit of German Wurst und Sauerkraut just to keep it in good faith with the Germans (you must as a Dane).

Favorite Drink:

a Champagne campaign


Billy Cobham, in my parallel universe.

Highlight of your career so far:

To get people from all over the world dancing, that is truly a great honor.

Drumming strengths:

Stage appearance. Energy and more energy, sounds damn good and communicate. And then i play percussion of pure love.

Drumming means to me:

It's all about music, can't live without it. Music is the only true universal language the whole world understands.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Play the drums for pure love, create your sound, listen, listen, listen. Shhh... Its just music.

How would you describe yourself:

I love life and all the weirdness it brings along, communicating with people is my key to life. Everything should be fun, and there is no reason to save life for later. Sleep less live more.

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

World dominance!!! MOHOHAHAH!! yes, That was fun! (where's my Viagra!?)