OFFICIAL PATRONAGE: Instrument Of The Year 2022

Drumset - Instrument des JahresNew task ahead: I have been announced official patron of the “Instrument Of The Year 2022” – which is the Drumset! More activities are  planned for that; and together with fellow patrons like Anika Nilles, Philo Tsoungui, Udo Dahmen, and Martin Grubinger I do hope to give my favorite instrument a serious push and more public awareness. The drumset has truly shaped the sound of the 20th and 21st century in a pretty drastic way, get ready for more adventures with that project!




Christmas special till December 24, 2021: The first drumless track from THE RETURN OF DON ARPEGGIO with OLIVER KRAUS ELECTRIC BAND now available for download! Fusion-like with a pretty cool section in 11/8 and a drumsolo over kicks (again in 11 … ouch) towards the end – allowing you to shine 🙂 You’ll receive a link valid for three downloads/10 days on different devices. Count in at 107 BPM included; hashtag and mark us – thanks! Awesome playing from bandmates Oliver Kraus (git), Christian Spohn (bass) und Phil Wibbing (keys). Enjoy and stay tuned for more of these soon!

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COVER STORY drums&percussion

DRUMS & PERCUSSION (German language) issue 5/2021 with yours truly on the Cover! Be updated with what is circulating in my brains, how my world is ticking and what you might expect during the next couple of months: From more book projects to the online platform OPEN-MINDED DRUMMING to some everyday-life aspects … should be a good read for your vacation 🙂 Please spread the word and thanks a lot to the whole team at DRUMS & PERCUSSION for having me!