Started drums at my early teens simply in the early 80's because i naively thought that it would be the easiest instrument to master in the shortest time possible (still trying to achieve that)
But Im still chugging on and cant survive without them.
Love recording them, love all kinds of recording and producing and mixing and songwriting as well.
Cant really do without it.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Judas Priest 1982.
It was the most awesome thing i've experienced to date.
Totally blowed my mind and firmly sent me down the track of a music infested lifestyle.
What gear do you use?
Plays Ludwigs mostly. My favourite piece is of course the 26" Kick or bigger.
Love them' mighty vintage sounds.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Opportunity to hang out and get influences and possibly feedback on my own productions and style of playing wich I will try to share as vigorously as possible (as projects get done they will go up on Fandalism too)
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The mighty Bill Ward of Black Sabbath.
It was my first album and also the first that I bought with my own money.
Played it to pieces.
After that i was hooked.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I dont remember all of them. But I am Currently (for the last 15-16 years) in a Band Called Mays Hounds.
In which i both play the drums, write lyrics (not all of them) and produce our songs and mixing our albums, all the time learning more tricks and evolving as a producer, musician and songwriter. A lifelong and ongoing process.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Time travel involved here....
Any of the great rock or blues rock bands of the 70s' era, tough choosing really...
Reason being the creative vibe of the period and the musical freedom to still be able to invent and get away with it. A true jamming rock experience i would hope.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
My biggest audience so far is about 2000 people.
My smallest audience and my most memorable moment must have been my first live performance as a band member back in the early eighties. Totally nerve wrecked and probably did my worst performance ever. As it should be. That never goes away for any musician or performing artist i don't think. Kinda' keeps you on your toes.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Black Sabbath "master of reality" probably if I could only choose one... But I would probably miss the other 100's of cool albums and 1000's of songs i would have to leave behind.