Tom

Instruments: Drums, Keyboard, Sampling

Slogan: "It's all in the head."

Influences and all time favorites:
Mike Portnoy, Thomas Lang, Nicko McBrain, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Tool, After Forever, Metallica, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Deep Purple, ACDC, Kiss, Abba, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Queen, ...

Musical background:
During the nursery his parents confronted him with beat, rock and classical music, which was soon followed by the radio to German rock, disco, and Austropop. Attempts to get the boy to play the flute, xylophone or the like, but failed.
Influential was a poster of the album cover of Kiss Dynasty, which prompted him to deal with heavier sounds. But although soon ACDC, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Co. dominated his tape recorder, in between there was always time for pop, folk and classical music.
In that time, at the age of 7 awoke the interest to play the drums when Tom heard the significant Drum Break by Peter Chris in "I was made for lovin’ you". But since the local requirements for a noisy Drum Kit did not exist, he resigned himself to the learning of the classical piano.

At 15, the boom of home computers then resulted in new opportunities. Compositions by Chris Hülsbeck on the C64 and Amiga500 were fascinating and the songs of Jean Michel Jarre also made electronic music for Tom acceptable. This led to the first attempts to exploit this new technology for his musical interpretations.
Many years later the experience with electronic music and the never-forgotten desire to play the drums, led him to purchase a small electronic drumset, so he could play in his apartment. And with zeal and perseverance he finally taught himself this one instrument which he actually would have liked to start with.