With MEINL since:
April 16, 1980
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
playing badminton and my dog
home-style cooking from all over the world
pineapple juice and from time to time a cool Jever beer
Highlight of your career so far:
Drumming the wonderfull third album of my band MONTAG. Beside from being a drummer I am also a huge fan of that band. Joining the musical "König der Löwen" in Hamburg/Germany, my jobs for Ina Müller and Beckmann & Band and of course doing an interview with the great Dennis Chambers!!!
Drumming means to me:
Drumming is my way of expression passed on by my father, progression, perpetual re-positioning - both musically and personal.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Have idols but don't stick to them. Find out who you are and how you want to be and try to decrease the distance between them.
How would you describe yourself:
I am huge team-player. I like humans and espcially musicians. I am not making music because I want to play like a special drummer or record in a studio (not at first), but I really enjoy working with good musicians (who are mostly also nice persons). Contrary to others I am highly motivated to do rehearsals - better one more than one less. There's nothing better than a well prepared show with a well prepared band. And ... the bigger the band the better.