Currently on tour with THE HOUSE OF USHER
GERWIN SPALINK, born in 1971 in Munich / Germany is a German drummer and musician who has gained worldwide attention performing alongside some of rock - pop and classic music's most notable artists.
At the age of 4 Gerwin would set up pots and pans or anything he could find to resemble a drum kit. He would beat the shit out of them for hours, months and years. He then studied drums and percussion in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
GERWIN SPALINK is also one of the very few "Moeller Specialists" and gives Snaredrum Workshops all over the world. The Moeller method, or moeller technique, is named for drummer Sanford A. Moeller, as described in his book The Art of Snare Drumming. It is believed that he described the method after observing drummers who had fought in Civil War in the 19th century. He later taught the system to Jim Chapin in 1938 and 1939. Chapin worked to popularize this method until his death in 2009.
The method combines a variety of techniques with the goal of improving hand speed, power, and control while offering the flexibility to add accented notes at will. The method has been perceived
in the drumming community as a secret method. It is considered difficult to learn and no consensus has been reached as to what this technique actually consists of. (Wikipedia)
Gerwin plays DW Custom Drums , DW Snares, Octagon Cymbals and Vic Firth Drrumsticks
Current & Recent Projects:
The Vioelt Steam Experience
The Violet Steam Experience present a show beyond competition. Grotesque and ghostly, glamorous and always with a pinch of irony.
The band hasn’t lost its penchant for historic and fantastic elements, but now Violet have slightly turned away from their medieval leanings and focus on Victorian Gothic splendour, bitter-sweet melodies and end-of-time pop gems sparkling with an eerie beauty. On nine extravagant tracks, the six musicians set forth to explore steampunk aesthetics in their very own, astounding way: Lord Byron’s “Prometheus” has been given an opulent, dark but catchy treatment with hit potential, while “Apocalyptic City” fascinates with its laid-back, bewildering charm. “I’m Leaving Ground” has a haunting, memorable quality, and “Teaparty 42” bears resemblance to a scene from Alice In Wonderland. And a dark hymn like “Sleepless” finds a perfect, contrasting counterpart in the light and airy “Deep Down Underground”.
The Violet Steam Experience are:
Bianca Stücker – vocals, dulcimer
Oliver Pietsch – guitars
Markus Bosser – violin
Georg Berger – synths
KathaHari – performance, e-guitar
Lars Kappeler – bass guitar
Gerwin Spalink – drums
Michael Witte & Band - German Singer / Songwriter Project
MICHAEL WITTE - GESANG & GITARRE, MUSIK & TEXTE
GERWIN SPALINK - SCHLAGZEUG
CHRISTIAN KITTEL - BASS
LILIA KIRKOV - VIOLINE & KONTRABASS
& ALEX ROSENHOF - GITARRE
TOMMY SCHNELLER, DIETER KUHLMANN, UWE NOLOPP, JOHANNES KRAYER, DIRK SCHAADT, RICK TAKVORIAN,
ANNE HARTKAMP, STEFAN MICHALKE, JOE SPENCER, HE JOE SCHENKELBERG, SIAMAK PISHNAMAZ
& THE AACHEN STRING THEORY
Founded in 2007, Rainbow Symphony Cologne is the city’s first LGBT symphonic orchestra. Through our music, we speak out against discrimination of all kinds. We are especially committed to
promoting equal rights and acceptance of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people. Musicians from all over Germany as well as many other countries including Switzerland, Belgium,
France and the USA meet converge in Cologne twice each year for a weekend of rehearsal culminating in a concert performance.
Booking & Contact:
Phone: +49 176 380 91 821