(Picture by Melissa Armstrong)
Musician, drumteacher, booker, loaded gun for hire, drummer for Dezperadoz, Voodoo Circle
I started to play drums when I was 9.
My first experience I gained in the school band Blind Wizzard (1980–1984). I changed soon to several local cover-bands in Ludwigshafen/Mannheim/Heidelberg area (Germany) where I played in numerous shows with many different styles of music. During this time I was able to get a lot of live- and studio-experience as well.
Because of the influence of drummers like John Bonham, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell I changed into different hard and heavy-line ups in 1987 and played in bands like Paradizze (Ger, 1987-1988) and The Warning (Ger, 1988-1992). They supported Roger Chapman and Magnum in several shows.
My last project Dog Track, which I formed in 1999 is the essence of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll like the 70s … dirty, heavy, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll stuff like AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, etc.
Dog Track performes 30-40 shows a year on festivals, biker-events and rock-concerts. They opened up for Molly Hatchet, Nazareth, Krokus, Y&T and many more. It’s an awesome live act.
Due to this stage performance I am often booked as a session drummer by regional bands.
In august 2007 I joined to the “cowboyzz from hell” western metal band called Dezperadoz they release there new album “An eye for an eye” in april 11th 2008 on AFM-Records worldwide!!!
In feb. 2010, I went into the huge footsteps of Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), to be the new drummer in Alex Beyrodts band-projekt Voodoo Circle feat. Alex Beyrodt (ex-Sinner, Silent Force, Primal Fear), David Readman (PC69), Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner), Jimmy Kresic (Liquid Home)!!!
Release for the new Voodoo Circle album “Broken heart syndrome” was in feb. 2011 worldwide on AFM-Records and the album entered the media control charts on #64.
In april 27th 2012 was the release of the new Dezperadoz record “Dead mans hand” worldwide on Drakkar/Sony I toured and played festivals in Europe & Russia with bands like U.D.O., Thin Lizzy, U.F.O, Rage, Tesla, Primal Fear, Over The Rainbow (Rainbow), Y&T, Krokus, Nazareth, Molly Hatchet, Volbeat etc.
In 2013 I was on tour e.g. with Voodoo Circle (More than one way home Europatour 2013) and Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) on the Spanish part of his tour in 2013!
Ludwig “Clear” Vistalite ZEP Set
14″ x 26″ Bassdrum
10″ x 14″ Tom
16″ x 16″ Floortom
16″ x 18″ Floortom
Ludwig Classic Maple Gold Sparkle
16″ x 26″ Bassdrum x 2
8″ x 10″ Tom
8″ x 12″ Tom
14″ x 14″ Floor-Tom
16″ x 16″ Floor-Tom
16″ x 18″ Floor-Tom
Ludwig Chrome over Brass 6.5″ x 14″
Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5″ x 14″
Ludwig Supraphonic 5″ x 14″