I started playing drums at the age of 8 (in Konstanz). Since then I never stopped playing. I continued getting lessons when my family moved to Marburg - there I also gathered live experience in my first local bands. In 1998 I got a call from Edguy: they were looking for a drummer. Shortly afterwards I became a band member and we are playing in the same lineup since then. With Edguy I am travelling around the world in regular intervals. We are playing our own tours, but we also played with Aerosmith, the Scorpions and Deep Purple. Since 2008 I am also a Live- and studio drummer for Avantasia - the solo project of Edguy´s singer and mastermind Tobias Sammet.