born: 1971 in Salzburg / Austria
starts to play drums at the age of 11
Until 1991 he plays in various local bands like: Madison 5, Scream Machine and Too Big Too Band,..
in 1991 he moves to Vienna to study drums at the American Institute of Music where he becomes
teacher himself and meets musicians like: Oliver Mochmann, Todd Duane, Wayne Brasel, Danou Brand,
Bob Harrison and many more
1993 he decides to go to the Netherlands and study Jazz-drumming at the Hilversum Conervatory.
Since this time he works with various Bands and projects all over Europe, China, India, Nicaragua,....
besides studio/television/radio and live-work he also taught as bandcoach and drum-teacher in
The Hague ( NL ). Since October 2015 he also teaches at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.
His newest projects are the Tommy Schneller Band ( Winner of the German " Schallplattenpreis" )
Michael van Merwijk & Bluesoul ( Winner of the german Blues Challenge 2011 and second price winner at the international Blues Challenge in Memphis ),
Adriano BaTolba Orchestra, The Silverettes and many more.
Bands & Projects:
Michael van Merwijk & Bluesoul ( CD )
Butch Williams ( Voice of Germany )
Liquid Lefty ( CD )
Adriano Batolba Orchestra
Pim en Pom ( Filmmusik, DVD )
Oliver Steinhoff ( live DVD )
Dino on the loose ( CDs )
Oliver Mochmann Trio ( Cds )
A mess of Blues ( live CD )
Mama feel good
Suzy Dexter ( CD )
Ergo ( CD )
Margriet Sjoersma ( CD )
Pasadena Soul Society
Elements (live DVD)
Go spirit ( CD)
Massive Music ( ebay-Reklame )
Niet schieten ( CD )
Working Blues Band