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Mark Grist


With MEINL since:



February 15, 1966

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Currently living in:

Dublin, Ireland

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Mb20 Heavy Ride 20"

Drumming since:

4 years old

Car that you currently drive:


Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Gym workout, eating out, family time

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:



Various, main two John Murray and John Wadham

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing with my "Then Band" supporting Joe Cocker on his 1994 tour

Drumming strengths:

Musical versatility, solid groove foundation, tasteful use of chops

Drumming means to me:

Expression and outlet. From a very young age, a natural musical lifestyle of joy.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Initially, find a good teacher. Be open minded to all musical genres and styles. Learn to read music and treat others as you would like to be. And practise practise practise.

How would you describe yourself:

Disciplined, confident, but not arrogant. A good listener, always enthusiastic and open minded.

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

I designed my life.