With MEINL since:
May 12, 1978
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Road-train truck driver probably
Anything home cooked actually!
Fresh lime soda & beer
Mr. Jeffrey Pope
Highlight of your career so far:
From myself & a band’s viewpoint, 3 albums with Kryptos, sharing stage & meeting Iron Maiden. 2 German tours & playing in some amazing festivals there, AFM Record Label signing while with Kryptos.
Both, open-handed as well as a cross-over player
Drumming means to me:
It’s a way of life & self-discovery!! It’s a personal journey & yet, you can also share the vibe with an audience & bring a whole bunch of people together for a brief period of time, that’s quite fulfilling & exciting for all concerned!
Advice for up and coming drummers:
It’s important to develop very good “listening skills” all instruments you come across; Through practice, establish a good connection with “the sound of the drums”, so you know what you want to say while playing; Enjoy the practice behind the stage ‘cause that’ll reflect & show while you’re under the spotlight; “Reinforce the basics” ‘cause there’s nothing like a strong foundation to make you feel & play like a drummer & feel comfortable & confident on the drums!
How would you describe yourself:
Normal, for the most part, give or take a few marbles here & there!
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
“Goodnight” with no regrets or unfinished business!!