Stefanie Mannaerts is a singing drummer from Belgium. She started playing drums at the age of fourteen, and she has been playing in bands ever since. When she was twenty, she graduated in drums from the PXL-Music University in Hasselt, Belgium. Stefanie is the lead singer and drummer of the rock band Brutus. Her biggest ambition has always been to play drums in a band and be the best drummer for that project.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceThis is the hardest question ever. I am still working towards that feeling, but a performance I’m really proud of is the show I recorded live with Brutus for our “Live in Ghent” album. We didn't have a great feeling during the show, but discomfort increases my focus level so the result was something to be very proud of.
What Drives Your Creativity?People or situations around me are my biggest source of inspiration. Music and art also have an impact on me, but nothing boosts my creativity like real life situations.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I always look for reliability, uniqueness and quality when it comes to play drums. I’m happy I’ve found all those qualities in one stick. Not to mention that my family has been owning and running a music store for over 40 years, and we've always been big fans of Vic Firth.