Steve seems to be a common forename for outstanding drummers: Ferrone, Gadd, Houghton, Jordan – finally I did get Steve Smith in front of my camera.
Brendan Buckley is the drumming link to all of these and more: Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Shelby Lynne, Miley Cyrus and Tegan and Sara. For 20 years he tours professionally and loves it.
Chris Coleman had a fight with a metronome at the London Drum Show 2016 – he won. Afterwards he took some time backstage to explain why counting is so important.
Russ Miller is one of the first call studio drummers in Los Angeles. He knows the difference between honesty and dishonesty behind the drum kit and much more. Watch what it sounds like.
Mark Guiliana is the personification of a modern drummer. He might also be one of the most creative drummers these days. When he enters the stage his presence hits everybody.
How many Jazz-Metal drummers do you know? I ran into Adam Marko of the band Special Providence in Switzerland. Adam had just enough time to also demonstrate one of his favorite warm-ups: a progressive Paradiddle.
Pete Lockett is a shining light amongst drummers and percussionists on this planet.
The freelance musician Emmanuelle Caplette won fame for her outstanding hand technique as well as for her graceful, yet powerful drumming.
Jojo Mayer has been on my interview wish list from the very beginning. As it turns out he is as authentic, original, thoughtful and inspiring as I imagined.