A couple of years later I got my
first live experiences as a member of a percussion group lead by
my drum teacher (also in Konstanz) – I was 12 years old.
At school I learned to read notes – an ability I do not need
In the end of the 80's me and my
parents moved from Konstanz to Marburg where I continued getting
drum lessons – this time with the main focus on rock drumming.
With some friends I founded my
first band "Merciless Gnom". From the beginning we worked on own
songs and after about two years we had enough songs to play live
shows. For 6 years we played concerts and recorded 3 demo-tapes.
A short time later I became a member of a second group named
"Exiled" which was founded by one of the guitar players of the „Gnoms“
with his girlfriend as a vocalist.
I also played in a big band at my
school (in Marburg).
Since 1998 I am a member of Edguy.
I am playing with one of
Germany's most successful hardrock/metal bands.
We are touring the world – Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, South
America, Australia, Russia etc. - and we are one of the first
western rockbands who played in Israel and China.
The last three Edguy CD´s entered
the German charts and went into the top 10 in several other