With MEINL since:
February 13, 1984
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Car that you currently drive:
Hyundai Santa Fe, black w/ tainted windows
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
Hang out w/ my fiancee and my dogs and cats, snowboard, write songs
Anything sweet from Dr. Peppers to Cocktails
So many during my first few years as a beginning drummer: Hans Eijkenaar, Juan van Emmerloot, Kio van Hoecke
Highlight of your career so far:
Playing Japan twice, touring the USA and Europe, and just having already recorded three CD's......oh-and this endorsement.
Being able to play for the song and when playing with a band, really connect with the other musicians. I also try to be original in what I do as a drummer and a songwriter, like the fact that I'm a singing drummer, trying to do something different and keeping things fresh.
Drumming means to me:
Being able to live out my greatest dream and passion and share it with my best friends and all these people around the world.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Don't just be the drummer, try to get involved with the whole creating part and be a musician.
How would you describe yourself:
Passionate, ambitious and driven when it comes to playing and creating music, lazy and silly when it comes to anything else :-)
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
I lived it happily, saw the world and broke about a million drumsticks and Meinl cymbals :-)