BIOGRAPHY


Education

FabFo was born 1994 in St. Gallen (Switzerland) and took up drumming in the age of 6 years. His first drum lessons he got by Didi Konzett at the Jazzseminar Dornbirn AUT. Beside those private lessons he attended a workshop band which was guided by Charly Bonat on the bass. When he moved to high school FabFo was the drummer for his school band with the leaders Andi Loser and Dave Mäder from 2007 until 2009.

Meanwhile in 2011 he moved to the Swiss Drum Academy (now Swiss Music Academy) in Zurich, where he was teached by Massimo Buonanno (Seven, Gregor Meyle), Rico Horber (Stoneman), Peter Haas (Krokus, Independent), Roman Schmon (die Schweizer Macher)... At this educational years he learned many different stiles to play.

Since august 2016 he is studying at WIAM (Winterthurer Institute of Contemporary Music) in Winterthur for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Music. Additonal to play the drums he is a cajonplayer as well and is able to play timpani and mallets. Beside this his inspirations are Aaron Spears, Massimo Buonanno, Dave Weckl, Benny Greb, Phil Collins, Thomas Lang and Anika Nilles.

 

 

photo credits: Sandrophoto
Openair Berg-Birwinken 2018

Artist

He started to play the drums for a marching band in Dornbirn AUT (Hatler Musig) for more than 10 years. Additionally to this he was playing in different formations and projects as the-friendsN'ACOUSTIC, The Princely Lichtenstein Tattoo, etc. Otherwise he has played with the artists Patric Scott, Cornelia Bösch, Anna Indelicato and SoeBlue. In summer 2015 he was at the Summer Xperience at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) for the performance and drummer week. Since 2016 he is playing the drums for SWISSMAYD. A rock/pop/funk band, who's based in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In August 2017 he was the main drummer at the Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo for the Princely Castle Band.

 

On the 6th October 2017 the first single "Both Ways" from his band SWISSMAYD has been published. It's available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Ex Libris and many other online shops. Also the second single "Free in Mind" is online! The album release "music is passion" is on the 24th of August 2018 in St. Gallen.

 

The first tour will be as support with Swissmayd for The Poodles from Sweden. It starts on the 13 of September in Belgium and ends on the 21 of September in Tennwil (ZH). The tour takes 10 days through Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and Switzerland.

Sponsors / Products

Since spring 2016 FabFo is an official endorser of the incredible sounding Soultone Cymbals and S-S-P Project GmbH Schweiz. He is also endorsed by PinchClip, Snareweight and the LosCabos drumsticks from Canada.

 

Specials

2006: Jungmusiker Leistungsabzeichen in Bronze (AUT)
2010: 2nd place Ostschweizer drummer und percussion competition (CH)

2014: certification for studying at SwissDrumAcademy (CH)

2016: endorser Soultone Cymbals (USA, CA)

2017: the NAMMshow 2017

2017: The Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo

2018: the NAMMshow 2018

2018: album release Swissmayd "music is passion"

2018: The Poodles Prisma Fall Tour 2018 (support Swissmayd)


Possession


Music


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