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Maarten Poirters



With MEINL since:



May 23, 1976

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Place of birth:

Oss, The Netherlands

Currently living in:

Breda, The Netherlands

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:


Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

spending time with my family and friends, scuba diving (I am a dive instructor), riding my motorcycle

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:



Manuel Cooymans, Hans van den Hurk, David Weiss (Conservatory in Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Highlight of your career so far:

That's difficult. A lot of highlights, actually... I guess performing in front of people and seeing they have a good time is always a highlight. Also signing an international record deal with Gingerpig.

Drumming strengths:

Versatiliy, creativity, groove (at least, I hope so...)

Drumming means to me:

A lot of fun. Meeting and working with a lot of great people. Being able to live a life that I really want to live. Making a living doing what I love to do. The best way to express myself.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Practise, listen, play, be creative and go for it! That's what I also tell myself... And don't forget to practise! 

How would you describe yourself:

Friendly, easy going, serious, hard worker, determined.

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

I enjoyed life, I inspired others, and hopefully I will be remembered.