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Marcel Gustke

Barbara Dennerlein, Kühntett, Common Sense Groove Band


With MEINL since:



March 18, 1983

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Heilbronn, Germany

Currently living in:

Stuttgart, Germany

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Jazz Thin Hihat 14"

Drumming since:

the age of 4

Car that you currently drive:

Hyundai Santa Fe

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Hanging out with friends and family, watching DVD's with my wife, going swimming.

Favorite Food:

I like Italian and Chinese food very much, but my all time favourite is Swabian food like German roast beef with gravy and "Spätzle"

Favorite Drink:

Water and Coke


Simon Acker, (a local teacher when I started drumming), Eckhard Stromer and Manne Kniel (my teachers at the university) and lessons with Obi Jenne, Flo Dauner, Holger Nell, Paul Höchstädter, Peter Lübke and Christian Lettner

Highlight of your career so far:

Just the fact that I can make a living playing the drums!

Drumming strengths:

Versatility, playing for the music

Drumming means to me:

Making music

Advice for up and coming drummers:

The music comes first!

How would you describe yourself:

Well... my wife says I'm honest, caring and reliable.

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