Working as an independent professional drummer for many years, Torsten played for a lot of artists in several musical styles like rock, pop, metal, fusion and r’n’b live and in studio. For example: Romy Conzen, Thomas Godoj, Wirtz, DARI, Mo-Torres, Micky Brühl Band, Cat Ballou (…) and many more.
With Thomas Godoj he played some big shows while touring through Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland.
In 2002-2004 he was touring international with „Drum’n’Didg“ through Germany, Italy, Poland, Estonia, France, Spain and USA, playing a drum’n’bass - style of music based on didgeridoo and drumset.
With his experience working in different studios all over Germany, since 2014 he offers drum- recordings and programmings in his own drumstudio.
What is it you like so much about playing Pearl Drums?
Every time I go on stage or sit down in the studio I know that I can trust my drums with the best sound you can get - no matter which style of music. The pedals are the smoothest on the market and all the hardware is unbreakable. Ok …. and Jeff was playing Pearl ;)
Which drummer/band influenced you most into playing drums?
I remember as a kid I’ve played to TOTO records and Jeff Porcaro behind his (Pearl -) drumkit all day long. Still loving it. Today a few more names are Gavin Harrison, Mike Mangini, Gerald Hayward, Simon Phillips
Who in your mind are the drummers of tomorrow, who has caught you eye ?
There are a lot of great players all around the planet . Every day I see someone on YouTube who impresses me. Too much to list.
What do you like most about being a drummer?
Being the drummer.
What is the worst thing to happen to you during a show?
It was a few seconds before starting the first song, the intro was playing and I come to stage and I saw that we forgot to set up the throne top.
What do you practice and for how long?
I love playing my drums - I'll try to play as much as possible. There’s no timetable.
What is your best advice to a young player wanting to make it in this industry?
Listen to all kinds of music and love what you’re do!