"Daddy, I need a drum set. Now."
Used the whole kitchen equipment for drumming to prove that I'm really serious about it.
Finally got my first drum set and started playing from scratch without a teacher.
Played in a Alternative Metal Band called Naildead.
Played in a Psychedelic Rock Band called Warbird.
Didn't play at all. I still regret that.
Playing in a Funk-Pop Band called Challenge of Tomorrow. Love you guys ♥!
2015 - now
Taking drum lessons at Drummer's Focus in Stuttgart.
Passed my first drum exam at Drummers Focus.
Went to the Creative Drum Camp near Aalen and one month later to the International Drum Camp in Salzgitter.
I finally set my personal goal to become an awesome drummer and share my experiences with those who are interested in ;)!
Entered the Hit Like A Girl Contest
2017 - now
Playing in a Party-Cover Band called Canis
Hey everyone, I’m Verry from Germany!
I’m a software developer from Stuttgart, Germany and a passionate drummer in almost every minute I can grab my sticks. I’m highly motivated and invest as much as I can in improving my skills: playing with my two bands Challenge of Tomorrow and CANIS, participating drum workshops, camps and jam sessions. My ultimate goal is to bring drumming to a level that outruns my current job in terms of time spent, which is quite hard if you have a full time job ;)!
I started teaching myself the drums when I was 16. After one year I joined an alternative metal band and had my first gig with them. It dispended 1,5 years later, so I joined a psychedelic rock band. Sadly, they kicked me after 1,5 years for personal reasons – which was a really bad experience and made me stop playing the drums.
– 5 years later –
Some random day I woke up and missed my drumset so much that I decided to start again. I searched for a new band and some months later had a perfect match. Since then I’m rocking some smaller funk stages with my band "Challenge of Tomorrow". We are very ambitious with over 30 gigs the last 2 years and did lots of progress. I also started taking drum lessons in 2015, which for me was the best decision I made so far.
After my first drum camp in August 2016 I decided to take things serious, set my goals, started my own Facebook site, made a website, a YouTube channel and all the other social media stuff you need to represent yourself. I’m participating in every possible drum camp, drum workshop, drum talk and drummer meeting I know about and even try to set up a drum related event that’s available across Germany but not yet in Stuttgart. All to improve myself and give back to the community.
The last months I talked and especially listened to a lot of famous and awesome drummers like Gerry Brown, Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Claus Hessler and Gabor Dorney. What I like most about the drum community and being part of it is that everyone seems to be super friendly, helpful and motivated. It kind of feels like having a super big family where everyone shares the same passion.
My final goal (and yes, I know it’s a hard and a long way) is to use 50% of my working time for drumming. I want to be a drum teacher one day, I want to play as much gigs as possible with different bands, I want to share my drumming experiences, I want to meet as much drummers from all over the world (and of course other musicians, too) as possible and I want to learn everything about the greatest instrument in the world :)!
2015, Hartel Studios
2015, Photo by DigitalBird
2015, Zwölfzehn Stuttgart
2015, xcube Studios
2016, Vorweihnachtsrock Fellbach
2017, Feuerwehrfest Tiefenbronn
2018-04-30 Canis@Tanz in den Mai Iptingen
2018-06-15 Challenge of Tomorrow@Gig@BlueU Fellbach
2018-06-20 Challenge of Tomorrow@Gig@Schocken Stuttgart
2018-06-29 Challenge of Tomorrow@Gig@Areal Leinfelden
2018-07-01 Verry@Meinl Drum Festival
2018-07-23 Verry@Percussion Creativ Drum Camp
2018-04-13 Verry@Musikmesse Frankfurt
2017-12-09 Canis@Weihnachtsmarkt, Iptingen
2017-12-08 Canis@Weihnachtsmarkt, Oedheim
2017-12-03 Verry@Percussion Creativ Teachertage, Hammelburg
2017-07-01 Verry@Meinl Drum Festival, Gutenstetten
2017-06-01 Challenge of Tomorrow@Boodschi Fest, Uni Stuttgart
2017-05-20 Canis@Mühlacker Frühling
2017-04-30 Canis@Maibaumstellen, Wiernsheim-Iptingen
2017-03-24 Challenge of Tomorrow@JuZe Kornwestheim
2017-03-18 Challenge of Tomorrow@Crazy Chicken Band-Contest, Villa Roller Waiblingen
2017-01-27 Challenge of Tomorrow@Session Leinfelden
2016-12-26 Challenge of Tomorrow@Weihnachtssession Sindelfingen
2016-12-23 Challenge of Tomorrow@Morgen-ist-Weihnachten-Gig Waiblingen
2016-11-25 Challenge of Tomorrow@Welt-Weihnachtsmarkt Bad Cannstatt
2016-11-19 Challenge of Tomorrow@Vorweihnachtsrock Fellbach
2016-11-06 Challenge of Tomorrow@Rock unterm Turm Remshalden
2016-10-01 Verry@International Drummer Meeting Salzgitter
2016-08-15 Verry@Percussion Creativ Drum Camp Schloss Kapfenburg
... and many more :)
Coming soon :)!