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Tor Bjarne Bjelland

Session studio / touring drummer


With MEINL since:



November 05, 1974

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Stord, Norway

Currently living in:

Bergen, Norway

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Dark Spectrum Ride 22"

Drumming since:

The age of 2

Car that you currently drive:

Toyota Yaris Verso. It fits a lot of drums.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

A walk up the mountain

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:



Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk , Carl Haakon Waadland

Highlight of your career so far:

Studio session in Bahia Salvador, Brazil. Recording with OLODUM. Plus many more highlights.

Drumming strengths:

Difficult to answer. Good time keeper I hope.

Drumming means to me:

Building the foundation of the song. Keeping it solid. Have fun.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Learn the basics. Listen to all kinds of drummers and style of music. There is always something new to learn.

How would you describe yourself:

An all time student of music , drumming and life in general.

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

Good thing I spent all those hours practicing.