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Simon Gattringer was born on 27th May, 1986 in Linz/Austria. He got his first drumset at the young age of six from his uncle who also got him more and more excited about music. After self-taught playing, Simon took lessons at the regional Upper Austrian music school and the music school in Linz with Christian Lettner.
2004: Winner of the Austrian Newcomer Award with the Band „Gallery of Sound“.
First recording session.
2005: First steps as a sessiondrummer, several recording sessions with different local artists.
2006: After successful audition, majoring in „Jazz and Popmusic“ at Anton Bruckner University in Linz with Joris Dudli, Doug Hammond, Herbert Pirker and Helmut Schönleitner.
„POPART“ – concerts in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
2007: DSDS Martin Stosch
2008: Winner of the „best young drummer of austria“ award.
Appearance at the international drums & percussion festival „Superdrumming“ in Gmunden/Austria (www.superdrumming.at).
Promotion DVD „Drumgigolo“
2009: MEINL Cymbals
Performance with “Benny Greb“ at his drumclinic in Vienna.
Drummer of “4Real” – Contemporary Gospel
2010: TAMA Drums
Interview in drum-magazine „Sticks“ Edition 02/2010
2nd time winner of the Austrian Newcomer Award with „Boasted Electroband“
Graduate of Anton Bruckner University Linz / Jazz- and Popmusic: Bachelor of Arts
„Lift him up“ – Austria Tour with 4Real
2011: Graduate of the „Popkurs“ at „Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg“ (summer course at the Hamburg Conservatory).
Master of Arts from Anton Bruckner University in Linz with Stephan Maaß
Hamburg! – a new hometown with new challenges!
2012: Drummer of „Reel People“, London´s underground Soul&Acid-Jazz Group with singers Tony Momrelle & Imaani and Musical director Simon Grey.
Drummer of Jazul with NDR lead-trumpet player Ingolf Burkhardt. Latest record produced by Nils Landgren.
Drummer of La Rochelle Band, Electrosoul from Austria
Recording Sessions with different artists in different studios: Home Studios Hamburg, Gaga Studios, House of Love, Boogie Park Hamburg, …
2013: Drummer of „SALT“ – Groovy-Jazz-project with exceptional artists Lutz Krajenski and Myra Maud.
Phase II Corporation: Backingband and groovecollective with musical director Simon Grey (current artist: Hind Laroussi)
DreschHeads: Drums & Percussion duo with Max Grösswang. Concerts and workshops, among other things appearance at „Superdrumming“ Festival in Gmunden/Austria, and at the „Teachertage“ in Hammelburg/Germany.
Interview in drum-magazine „Drumheads“ Edition 12/2013.
Vic Firth Sticks