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Renato Siqueira

It's All Red / Studio Session


With MEINL since:

2010 (but my first cymbal set was Meinl Meteor, I started playing with them in 1993)


August 21, 1979

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Porto Alegre / RS - Brazil

Currently living in:

Porto Alegre / RS - Brazil

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

I don’t own any car at the moment

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I play soccer, take care of my cats, enjoy with my family, watch movies and sleep

Favorite Food:

Brazilian and chinese food

Favorite Drink:

Orange juice / beer


Never had any formal education, i've learned from shows and videos i watched, and on the road, playing with different people under different situations.

Highlight of your career so far:

Joining the Meinl team is without any doubt a highlight, but at every concert or recording session I feel more in the right path. If I had to choose one highlight, was my first interview on Modern Drummer magazine in 2007.

Drumming strengths:

I try hard to be a better musician, as complete and creative as I can.

Drumming means to me:

Making music is a privilege to few. I feel honored in being able to do this with all my heart. I'm the happiest person alive when I'm playing my drums, because that's what I wanna do with my life. It feels like a dream coming true, every time!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Perseverance and study! Go an chase your dreams! Don't let anyone ever make you give up! Try to have fun while playing, always!

How would you describe yourself:

I'm a nice guy, always in a good mood. I'm the happiest person on earth when behind a drum kit, be it live or in studio.

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

I could analyse and say I made the right choice! Playing the drums was my choice and the reason I was born for! Music runs in my veins and that couldn't be different.