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United Kingdom

Simon Cripps

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun


With MEINL since:



March 16, 1990

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Cheltenham, UK

Currently living in:

Cheltenham, UK

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Medium Ride 22"

Drumming since:

Age of 7

Car that you currently drive:

Citroen Saxo

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Hanging out with my daughter, girlfriend and friends.

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:



Kevin Wilson

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing the Olympic Opening Ceremony

Drumming strengths:

Musicality and Energy

Drumming means to me:

I wouldn’t know most the people in my life now if I hadn’t started playing drums, and I definitely wouldn’t have experienced all the things I have (and hopefully will experience in the future). So I’d say it means just about everything…

Advice for up and coming drummers:

What you don’t play is just as important as what you do play – don’t be afraid to sit back. 

How would you describe yourself:

A perfectionist, a bit weird, and always up for a laugh.

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

I might be deaf, but I’m so glad I never went to work in a suit.