Thomas Lang


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Thomas Lang, a native of Vienna/Austria, took up drumming at the early age of 5. In addition to lessons at local music schools and years of private tuition, Thomas was formally educated at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. After leaving Vienna for London/England in 1990, Thomas started working his way through the global music scene.

Thomas has played with Paul Gilbert , John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes , Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Sugababes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham , Ronan Keating, Steve Hackett, Boyzone, 911, Falco, Nina Hagen, Steve Jones, Mick Jones , The Commodores, George Michael, Doogie White , Bill Liesegang, The Blockheads, Gianna Nannini, Sertab Erener, Jens Lindemann, Vienna Art Orchestra, Bonnie Tyler, Save the Robots, Stork, Terabite, Schwarzenator, Vinnie Valentino and many more. 

Lang’s 1995 solo release, “Mediator” topped the charts in Europe and garnered rave reviews for its innovative Jazz/Dance/ProgRock sound. 

He has since released multiple solo albums and collaborations and continues to produce and release music on his own label Muso Entertainment (www.musoentertainment.com) . 

Thomas has headlined at every major international drum festival and has toured the world many times over as a solo performer. 

Lang appeared multiple times at the most prestigeous drum festivals over the past 15 years including the Modern Drummer Festival, Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Weekend, PASIC, DRUM! night, Laguna Drum Fest, La Rioja Drum Festival, The Meinl Drum Festival, The Ultimate Drum Experience, Superdrumming, Opole Drum Fest and dozens more.  

In 2003 Lang released the multi award ;winning instructional DVD and book “Creative Control” which was an instant hit with drummers and drum teachers around the world. In November 2006 Thomas released the DVD and book "Creative Coordination And Advanced Foot Techniques" which has set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques. 

Thomas is a frequent guest tutor at universities, drum seminars and drum camps all over the world. Lang also owns an exclusive drum school in Los Angeles where he teaches young drummers.  

Thomas Lang endorses DW drums and hardware, Meinl cymbals and percussion instruments, Vic Firth drum sticks, Remo drum heads, Roland V-drums and electronics, Ahead Armor cases, Puresound snare wires, Bigfoot beaters, Hansenfutz practice pedals, and Audix microphones.