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Tomas Svensson

The Baseballs


With MEINL since:



August 08, 1979

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Karlskoga, Sweden

Currently living in:

Berlin, Germany

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Jazz Thin Ride 22"

Drumming since:

the age of 7

Car that you currently drive:

no car. I hope some day

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Producing house/techno music in my studio audiozoo in Berlin, playing as a DJ in clubs in Berlin, playing football, listening to music

Favorite Food:

Italian and Thai Food

Favorite Drink:



Jerry Granelli, Steve Davis, David Friedmann, Owen Howard, Hans-Juergen Grabow

Highlight of your career so far:

Touring with The Baseballs, playing with Schulz & Soehne at the Fusion Festival 2008/2009. Played Timpani at the age of 19 with the Toyohashi Symphony Orchestra in Japan, Concerts in Bogota/Columbia with a Jazz Band, Vinyl Release on the Berlin Techno Label Vidab and Konsequenz, building the music studio audiozoo in Berlin.

Drumming strengths:

Tight open sound. Fresh, relaxed and humorous way of playing.

Drumming means to me:

Drumming means a lot to me. Its my passion, my life and my job to play drums and to make music. I couldn't find anything else that makes me happier.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Don't get stuck into one musica style. Try to do as many different styles as you can, because that gives you a huge vocabulary and makes you open to a lot of different music. Support the music and not your ego.

How would you describe yourself:

I am a person with musical flexibility who tries to be harmonic in and outside the music.

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

I just did it!