I started playing drums at age nine, and formed my first band when I was 13 ("Ride Back", we played classic rock covers). I started studying music when I was 17 and graduated with honors at age 23. From then on, I played with lots of bands in Switzerland before moving to London after being invited by a UK producer. In London I started working as a studio session drummer (Simple Minds, a.o.) and soon got the call to work with Mick Hucknall (Simply Red). It's now been ten years of playing big arenas and in the world's most famous studios - I love it!
It was a major thrill to be in the studio with Simply Red for the first time. Mick is one of the few artists who record all songs live with the band, not separate takes. No time for mistakes.
I always try to make sure I listen to as much music as possible. Also, I like to take some time off to be with my family.
Being Swiss, I love precision and consistency. Vic Firth offers both!
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