I have studied drums (Pop/Jazz) and classical percussion at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Master degree), I live in Vienna where I have my home studio and I teach at a state music school. My current bands are: Elephants In Paradise (www.elephantsinparadise.com), Jacobs Moor (www.jacobsmoor.com), and Gravity (www.gravity-music.at). Besides working with these bands, which includes mixing/producing all albums and videos of Elephants In Paradise and Jacobs Moor, I also work as a freelancer/independent drummer, playing various styles and jobs, everything from Jazz to Heavy Metal, Jazz Trio gigs, musicals, cabaret shows, Big Band gigs and Top 40 cover jobs. I play about 100 gigs per year, mainly in Austria and Germany.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceShows with Judith Hill (American Pop/R&B singer, known by their cooperation with Michael Jackson) in Austria and Germany in 2010. Purpendicular (Deep Purple Tribute Band) with special guest Joe Lynn Turner live at the Jagger Club in St. Petersburg in 2010.
What Drives Your Creativity?There are many things that drive my creativity: my band colleagues and musicians I play with; also great records, bands and my favourite drummeres (too many to mention) inspire me but also my instruments and equipment can drive my creativity!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Two things are especially remarkable about Vic Firth Sticks: they always come as a perfect pair (weighing the same, sounding the same, feeling the same) and they hardly ever break!