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
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.
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-friends, N'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" was on the 24th of August 2018 in St. Gallen. This band was the reason to get some tour expierience as support for the swedisch glamrock band The Poodles . It took place from the 13th of September 2018 in Belgium and ended on the 21th of September in Tennwil (ZH). The duration of the tour were 10 days through Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and Switzerland.
During a conflict with education, FabFo has to quite playing for SWISSMAYD in March 2019. He's actually a freelance musicians and can be booked for different services.
The last project he was playing was the musicalprojekt.ch which took place in March 2019 in Zurich Höngg, where were 5 shows for the muscial "Hairspray", which was directed by Nils Fraser.
Sponsors / Products
Since spring 2016 FabFo is an official endorser of the incredible sounding Soultone Cymbals and S-S-P Project GmbH Switzerland. He is
also endorsed by PinchClip, Snareweight and the LosCabos Drumsticks from Canada.
2006: Jungmusiker Leistungsabzeichen in Bronze (AUT)
2010: 2nd place Ostschweizer drummer und percussion competition (CH)
2014: certification for studying at SwissDrumAcademy (CH)
2016: endorsement by Soultone Cymbals (USA, CA)
2016: endorsement by S-S-P
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 with Swissmayd)
2018: endorsement by PUR Cajon Manufactur
2019: Musical "Hairspray" (Züri Ragazzi)
2019: Bachelor of Art (Hons) Music