Kenny Martin

Kenny Martin

Defunkt

Meinl Cymbals Meinl Sonic Energy

Star sign: Gemini
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Currently Living in: Berlin, Germany - N.Y. New York
Favorite Food: Asian and Italian. Or a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich with cold milk.
Favorite Drink: 1949 Château Lafitte. And if it is not available, Jack Daniel’s straight.
Car that you currently drive: No car, I bike. 2004, Giant, 860 XTC, MTB and a 1997 Bianchi road bike with the full Campagnolo package.
Not counting drums, what do you do for fun: Sleep…. Because I can dream and put myself in some great situations !
Drumming since: 6 years old (47yrs. of drumming so far)
With Meinl since: April 2009. And I’m really digin’ it !
Meinl Cymbal series used: MB-20’s and Byzance
Favorite Menil cymbal: Well, today I’m liking the 15” Byzance thin crash (B15TC)
Matched Grip or Traditional Grip: Both
Teacher: Many. Refer to: www.myspace.com/kennymartindrumsproductions.
DrumTech: Me and sometimes Yensin Jahn
Highlights on your career so far: So,so,so many…. But a big standout, was when my Mom and Dad came to a Defunkt show in N.Y.C.
Drumming Strengths: Knowing where “1” is…. Pocket, Pocket, Pocket,….Starting
a song at one tempo and ending it relatively in the same ballpark.
Drumming means to me: I can’t believe you asked this question!              Advice to up and coming drummers: Where do I start…. Ok… Learn to “tune” your drums. (tape is NOT the answer). If you what to be a “chops master” cool. Just make sure you have a “pocket” to put them in. It’s nice to be able to play
in a band ( if your get my drift ! ). PRACTICE ! PRACTICE ! PRACTICE ! And last… Get a “Roadie” or become a Singer, IT WILL SAVE YOUR BACK ☺
How would you describe yourself: Half Native American (Mashantucket Pequot Tribe), Half Bermudian/American. 5’9”, 215lbs., Br, Eye’s. Love’s the “Great Spirit”, Life and Family And is “Crazy” about DRUMMING !
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
“ Yup… That’s That ... Waiter, Check Please !”

Összesítő:
Származás:
Németország
Együttes:
Defunkt, No Angels, Peter Fox, Pocket Zone, Liquid Hips
Műfaj:
Pop, R&B