Sep 5, 2018
EP 8: Thomas Lang Thomas Lang is drumming legend originally from
Vienna, Austria. Thomas now makes the California his home and is
widely known as one of the most popular clinicians in the world. As
a clinician Thomas has headlined at every major international
drumming festival and has toured the world many times over as a
solo performer. Before moving to California with his family, Thomas
spent the 1990s in London where he recorded and toured with some of
the most popular artists of the era including Tina Turner, Peter
Gabriel, Robbie Williams , Kelly Clarkson, Sugababes, Geri
Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Ronan Keating, Steve
Hackett, 911, and Boyzone.
Lang is also a well known and respected educator and his well known practice-regime eventually became the basis for his 2-part series of instructional videos “Ultimatives Schlagzeug Part I and II. In 2003, Lang released the instructional DVD and book “Creative Control”. In November 2006 Lang released his DVD and book “Creative Coordination And Advanced Foot Techniques”. The DVD and book are based around multi-pedal orchestrations, independence, sheer power and advanced foot technique.
In 2007, Lang launched the Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp, a multi-day touring educational drumming experience that he has hosted in various locations around the world including London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Austria and Finland, among others. Lang has since taken this award-winning educational concept to 35 countries and has hosted more than 120 of these camps worldwide. In 2011, Lang launched the annual Los Angeles-based camp “The Big Drum Bonanza”, a five-day, multi-drummer festival which has featured various guest artists including Virgil Donati, Stanton Moore, Chris Coleman, Dave Elitch, Kenny Aronoff, George Kollias and Jeff Hamilton among others. Thomas was also one of the seven drummers who auditioned to replace Mike Portnoy in Dream Theater.
Thomas is a frequent guest tutor at universities, drum seminars and drum camps all over the world. Lang also owns an online drum school Thomas Lang's Drum Universe and is the president of the International Percussion Association (IPA).
Big Drum Bonanza Camp: www.bigdrumbonanza.com
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