Wireless Microphone Shure Beta 58
Ear-Monitors Wireless System: Shure PSM-200
Whitesnake - Come an' get it (1981)
Skid Row - Slave to the grind (1991)
Symphony X - Divine wings of tragedy (1996)
Leave me alone
"Be safe, be happy and don't let anybody make you afraid" - Sir Coverdale
David Coverdale... because he is simple the best... an embodiment of god!!
What makes up my personality is, first and foremost, my positive state of mind and the fact that I am able to communicate it to others, being able to always look on the bright side of life and face all situations with a smile.
I love being happy and make the people around me happy as well.
That’s what motivates me every single day.
Gibson SG 61’ Reissue (Guitar of the week #6)
Gibson Les Paul Supreme Gold Top (Guitar of the week #22)
Marshall JCM 900 Dual Reverb + Cab Marshall 1960A
Ernie Ball strings 09-46
Custom Picks Ben Chambert Signature 1mm (Steve Clayton Picks)
Line 6 G50 Wireless System
Pedalboard Pedal Train with Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 plus: Wah-Wah Custom Audio Electronic MC-404, TC Electronic Polytune 2, Equilizer MXR M108, MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay, ISP Decimator II – Noise Gate
AC/DC, Whitesnake, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Kiss, ZZ Top, Scorpions, Motley Crue, ...
AC/DC - Back in Black (1980)
GN’R - Appetite for destruction (1987)
Whitesnake – Saints and Sinners (1982)
and many more!
ALL of them... depending on the show!
"Dream until your dream comes true."
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead ! He had lived through all the histoiry of rock'n'roll and experienced almost everything, from being Jimmy Hendrix' roadie to being one of Heavy Metal's living legends … I guess he has quite a lot to tell! But we would probably need more than one keg of beer!
Quite simply: music itself! I suck up everything about rock: Instead of Sponge Bob, it's Sponge Ben! I am a musician, but first and foremost, I am a FAN! I love shows, equally when being on stage or among the audience.
My ears are constantly listening to the world of rock and one can feel this in our music. It's more than passion, it's a meaning in life, a philosophy!
HIGHWAY is the road on which my life is rolling along. Ambition is both its powerful engine and the artist who brings it to life. The four of us in a car, with nothing and no one capable of stopping us!
Tama Starworks drum kit : Kick drum 22", toms 10" - 12" - 16"
Snare drum "Ian Paice signature" 14"
Mapex Janus twin pedal
Paiste cymbals 2002
Vic Firth sticks
Phil Rudd, Tommy Lee, Cozy Powell, Alex Van Halen, Ian Paice, James Kottak
AC/DC- Back in Black (1980)
Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood (1989)
Guns n’ Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
"All or nothing!"
There are quite a few of them, but out of the blue I'd say Ringo Starr. Why ?? First of all, he is the brilliant drummer of the first band to have ever thrilled me, and this guy has had some awesome inspirations with the Beatles, and he also has this way of playing the drums ever so approriately. I would like to know what guides himm when composing drum lines, how he got to elaborate some of his most famous rythms, how it was like to write the fantastic Sgt. Pepper's, how the Beatles wrote songs together ; I would like to talk with him about so many things, all night long in a Liverpool pub, drinking wheat beer :-)
Women, of course ! Their glances, their lips, their buttocks, their attitudes ... ; music as the perfect vehicle for emotions ; happiness ; laughter ; pleasure and joy ; friends ; sharing ; beer and wine ; the stars ; good food ; love ; sex ; Céline ; balance (or rather, how to achieve it ...) ; simplicity and complexity ; justice ; being on the road ; wide open space (and all the small places) ; movies (especially those from the 70's) ; rythm ; freedom.
Reasonable, I'd say... anyway, it's not the size that matters (it's the taste). What? Not THAT gear? Oh yeah... Right...
Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass
Ampeg 8x10 + SVT 450
Ear-Monitors Wireless System
I also happen to play the guitar, drums, harmonica and piston valve triangle.
I've started to play bass to play bass lines from Gene Simmons, Duff McKagan, John Paul Jones and Tom Hamilton. Then I ventured into the 60's R'n'B and funk. At the present time, I'm taking on Jaco... Morituri te salutant!
It's hard to name only three of them...
Guns'N'Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power (1973)
Mötley Crüe - Mötley Crüe (1994),...
My favourite three albums at the moment, though they change more often: Currently I listen a lot to Slash's World On Fire de Slash and Ain't Life Grand... But also to Fruta Inteira by Forro Afiado and 365 Révolutions by Salut les anges.
All of them are cool to play live, but I especially like those which are our best, most heartfelt live acts: Circus of Madness, The Cowman, Only Rock'n'Roll, ...
"It's the early bird that catches the worm, but it is spotted by the night owl."
All the artists with whom I would like to have a beer now only drink spring water and herb tea.
But let's say they don't. Lemmy (before they released the Mötorhead beer) and particularly SLASH!
I love his music, his sound, his attitude. He seems to be so cool and rock right up to the top of his hat. He's by far the guitarist that who thrills me the most.
Encounters: People who cross you path and who leave your memories and your heart forever changed.
Nature inspires me, especially when the city gets too exhausting. What I love above all is to go somewhere far away from urban schizophrenia and take the time to contemplate life's quiet power which asks for nothing else but to live.
A lot of books, movies and shows which mirror the obvious need to constantly get back up to that fluffy and ethereal cloud of imagination and fiction. And, of course, a lot of night's out with plenty of decadence and Rock’n’Roll.