He Started playing at the age of 7 as a marching drummer for the local Brassband.
He picked up the drumset from the age of 14 with various bands and playing different styles dixieland, dancemusic, gospel, popmusic then eventually started doing gigs in US Army Clubs playing Rock n Roll, Soul, Funk etc.
At 21, he turned professional and began working in studios and touring with Edo Zanki, Eric Burdon, Wolf Maahn
At 28, he became a member of Herbert Gronemeyer Band the biggest selling pop artist in Germany.
He also has his own band Stahl, a hard rocking threepiece.