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Sebastian Lanser



With MEINL since:

October 2009


August 09, 1983

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Salzburg, Austria

Currently living in:


Drumming since:

Since the age of five

Car that you currently drive:

VW Passat Combi

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Mountainbiking or jogging are quite a good and important challange for me. I love composing for my band and I am very intersted in recording, different kind of techniques and tools, microphones, etc. I am also a huge youtube and myspace junky.

Favorite Food:

Indian, Italian


I didnt have too many teachers but I was lucky to have the chance to study with the great Jeffrey Boudreaux!

Highlight of your career so far:

Opening with Panzerballett for Virgil Donati and Vinnie Colaiuta. Performing at the Leverkusener Jazztage and at the 3rd Dresdner Drumfestival. And last but not least to get the chance to endorse Meinl cymbals.

Drumming strengths:

Maybe Polyrhythms, soloing over odd-meters, double bassdrum stuff

Drumming means to me:

Everything, job and hobby in one

Advice for up and coming drummers:

I think besides having a good teacher it's really important to have a vision of how you want to sound like in the future and being aware of how you reach that certain point whether it's a musical or a technical question or both.

How would you describe yourself:

Ambitious, determined, perfectionistic

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