Thomas Lang


Owner & Founder
Thomas Lang, a native of StockerauAustria took up drumming at the age of 5. In addition to lessons at local music schools and years of private tuition, he was classically trained at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. After leaving the conservatory in 1985, Lang began working professionally, working his way through the European pop, rock and jazz scenes. After leaving Vienna for LondonEngland in 1990 Thomas started working his way through the global music scene.

As a session musician he has played for artists such as Paul Gilbert (Racer X/Mr. BigJohn Wetton (Asia/King Crimson), Robert FrippGlenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Peter GabrielAsiaNik KershawTina TurnerRobbie WilliamsKelly ClarksonSugababesGeri HalliwellEmma BuntonVictoria BeckhamRonan KeatingSteve Hackett (Genesis), 911BoyzoneFalcoNina Hagen, Bill Liesegang, Steve JonesMick Jonesthe CommodoresGeorge MichaelDoogie WhiteB*WitchedGianna NanniniLighthouse FamilyWestlifeKylie Minoguethe BlockheadsSertab Erener, Schwarzenator, Vinnie Valentino, Page Hamilton (Helmet), Marc Bonilla (Montrose), Greg Howe, Jens Lindemann, Vienna Art OrchestraBonnie Tyler and Nadine Beiler.

In 1995, Lang released his debut solo project, Mediator, which topped the charts in Europe and garnered positive reviews. He has since released multiple solo albums and collaborations including Save The Robots, Something Along Those Lines (2002), Yumaflex (2008), StOrk (2009), StOrk “Broken Pieces” (2013), Terabite (2010), Chumash (2011), Robo Sapiens (2018) and Progpop (2019).

Lang’s original practice-regime eventually became the basis for his 2-part series of instructional videos Ultimatives Schlagzeug Part I and II, which were originally released in 1995. These videos were re-released in 2004 by Hudson Music. In 2003, Lang released the instructional DVD and book “Creative Control”. In November 2006 Lang released the 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” and started the “Big Drum Bonanza Theme Song Play-Along Contest”. “The Big Drum Bonanza” is a five-day, multi-drummer festival that has featured guest artists like Virgil DonatiStanton MooreChris ColemanDave ElitchKenny AronoffGeorge Kollias, and Jeff Hamilton, among others. He was 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).

Lang also plays keyboards, bass and guitar. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

In 2004, Lang completed the largest drum clinic tour the world had ever seen (220 clinics in 48 countries). Lang has appeared multiple times at the most prestigious drum festivals on the planet over the past 20 years, including the Modern Drummer Festival, Australia’s Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, PASIC, DRUM Night, Laguna Beach Drum Fest, La Roja Drum Festival, The Meinl Drum Festival, The Ultimate Drum Experience, Seoul Drum Fest, Sacheon Drum Fest, Opole Drum Festival.

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