With MEINL since:
August 08, 1979
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
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
Italian and Thai Food
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.
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!