I started out by playing piano when I was about 8, got a drumset when I was 10 and a couple of years later I started to play a bit of bass and guitar. Recently I even borrowed a clarinet….
After I finished school I moved to the Netherlands to study drums at the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. I became very intrigued by cuban and brazilian Music and therefore also started to study percussion. I even became a percussionist at the BuJazzO, at that time conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer.
In 2007 I was very lucky to receive the „Top Talent“ scholarship from the Conservatory of Amsterdam and was able to go to Rio de Janeiro in order to deepen my knowledge about brazilian Rhythms.
After graduating in Amsterdam with a master degree, I decided to move back to Germany.
I had the opportunity to study at the „Hochschule für Musik“ in Cologne with Professor Jono Podmore which resulted in my second master degree, this time in music production.
Already during my time as a student in Amsterdam I started to work with many dutch pop bands & jazz artists and gathered experience as a studio musician and touring drummer. Although I officially studied jazz and brazilian music I have found myself playing drums in a great variety of genres including pop, folk, hip hop, r&b, reggae, gospel and electronic music.
Here‘s a small selection of artists I have performed with in the past :
Hannah Köpf, Benny Sings, Frank McComb, Hanno Busch, Giovanca, Postman, Patricia Kelly, N’Dambi, Peter Fessler, Tom Gaebel, WDR Rundfunk Orchestra, Roos Jonker, Banda Sensuàl, Yuko Ando, Faberyayo (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig), Wouter Hamel, Boris Titulaer (Winner of Dutch TV Show „Idols“), Wicked Jazz Sounds Band, Berget Lewis.
In 2015 I was part of the house band of the belgian television show „Jonas & Van Geel“ led by Alvin Lewis. We accompanied popstars from belgium like Koen Wouters (Clouseau), Bart Peeters, Billie, Natalia or Emma Bale as well as international newcomers like Zara Larrson or Alvaro Soler.
As mentioned before besides being a drummer I also like to write, record, mix and remix music in my cozy studio in Cologne.
I was working on Banda Sensuáls record „Trinta“ as co-producer and produced some of the tracks of Hannah Köpfs debut album „Stories Untold“.
Her second album „Flying Free“ as well as the follow up „Lonely dancer“ were recorded and produced by me and all songs were written by Hannah and me.
With my studio colleague Markus Braun I produced the music for the documentaries „Wir rocken Barcelona“ (2013) and „Held ohne Geld“ (2015) for „Kika“ , the television channel for children of ARD & ZDF. We composed all the songs for „Held ohne Geld“ as well as the theme of the latest season of the television shows „Die Jungs-WG“ & „Die Mädchen-WG“
Currently I am a member of the Sandman-Band at the Schauspiel Düsseldorf.