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Thomas Lang

Independent, Producer, Educator, Clinician | Austria

Thomas Lang, a native of Vienna/Austria has played with Paul Gilbert (Racer X/Mr. Big), John Wetton (Asia/King Crimson), Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), UK, Eddie Jobson, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Sugababes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Burton (“Baby Spice”),Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”), Ronan keating, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Boyzone, 911, Falco, Nina Hagen, Steve Jones, Mick Jones (The Clash), The Commodores, George Michael, Doogie White (Rainbow), Bill Liesegang, The Blockheads, Gianna Nannini, Sertab Erener, Jens Lindemann, Vienna Art Orchestra, Bonnie Tyler, Save The Robots, StOrk, Terabite, Schwarzenator, Vinnie Valentino, Gregg Howe, Page Hamilton (Helmet), Mark Bonilla (Montrose) and many more. Lang’s 1995 solo release “Mediator” topped the charts in Europe and he has since released multiple solo albums and collaborations including “Something Along The Lines (2002), Yumaflex (2008), StOrk (2009), StOrk “Broken Pieces” (2013), Terabite (2010), Chumash (2011), Robo Sapiens (2018), Progpop (2019), and continues to produce and release music on his own label Muso Entertainment (



Thomas has headlined at every major international drum festival and has toured the world many times over as a solo performer. In 2004, Lang completed the largest drum clinic tour the world had ever seen (220 clinics in 48 countries). Lang appeared multiple times at the most prestigious drum festivals on the planet over the past 20 years, including the Modern Drummer Festival, Australia’s Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, PASIC, DRUM Night, Laguna Beach Drum Fest, La Roja Drum Festival, The Meinl Drum Festival, The Ultimate Drum Experience, Seoul Drum Fest, Sacheon Drum Fest, Opole Drum Festival and dozens more.



Thomas Lang has written and produced a string of solo albums but is also very active as a writer and producer on other artist’s albums. Lang shows his stylistic bandwidth as a writer and producer of all genres including multi-platinum selling Pop artist “Falco”.



Lang’s original practice-regime eventually became the basis for his 2-part series of instructional videos “Ultimatives Schlagzeug Part I and II” which were originally released in 1995. Due to overwhelming demand, these videos were re-released in 2004 by Hudson Music ( In 2003 Lang released the multi-award-winning instructional DVD and book “Creative Control” which was an instant hit with drummers and drum teachers around the world. In November 2006 Lang released another multi-award-winning DVD and book “Creative Coordination And Advanced Foot Techniques” ( which has set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques.  This work is considered to be milestone achievement in the worldwide drumming community. Thomas’ multi-pedal orchestrations, incredible independence, sheer power and his ground-breaking foot technique have inspired legions of drummers around the globe. Lang’s instructional DVD’s topped the instructional DVD charts for years between 2003 and 2009 and his method books and DVD’s remain Best-sellers to this day. In 2007 Lang officially launched his “Drumming Bootcamps” which were an instant success with students worldwide. Lang was the first to host independent, interactive, artist-organized touring educational events all over the world. Lang has since taken this award-winning educational concept to 35 countries and has hosted more than 120 of these camps worldwide. In 2011, Lang launched the annual Los Angeles-based camp “The Big Drum Bonanza” and started the “Big Drum Bonanza Theme Song Play-Along Contest” which became the largest international online drumming contest within just 2 years. Thomas Lang is a frequent guest tutor at universities, drum seminars and drum camps all over the world. Lang also owns an online drum school ( and is co-owner of the Nine Beats USA drum school franchise.

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Thomas Lang | Independent, Producer, Educator, Clinician
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