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SABIAN Artists “set To Stun” At Frankfurt Musik Messe 2011

With one of the most exciting endorser rosters in the industry, it’s little wonder that a SABIAN artists’ autograph session is a major event. The 2010 Frankfurt Musik Messe session is a case in point: it created huge buzz and drew a line-up of excited fans snaking around the hall aisles as far as the eye could see. The 2011 Musik Messe session promises to create even more excitement! The following five internationally renowned artists are on board and ready to interact with their eager fans on the SABIAN Booth, Hall 3.0 B75, Saturday, April 9, 12—1PM. Don’t miss out!

Mike Portnoy
One of the most important and influential rock drummers of all time, Mike's list of awards includes an impressive 24 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll wins including a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee, Best Progressive Rock Drummer 12 years in a row, Best Clinician (twice), and Best Educational Video/DVD for Liquid Drum Theater. Portnoy is best known as a founding member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, but his side projects include Liquid Tension Experiment and Transatlantic. Most recently, Mike has just come off a stint where he was recording and touring with Avenged Sevenfold.

If you can’t attend Musik Messe, catch Mike on his European Meet & Greet Tour, April 10—15, 2011.

Jojo Mayer
Undoubtedly one of the most influential drummers of our time, Jojo Mayer is highly in-demand as a clinician. Throughout his stellar career, Jojo has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Screaming Headless Torsos, Intergalactic Maiden Ballet, Meshell Ndegeocello, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wayne Krantz, John Zorn, James Blood Ulmer, Dhaffer Yousef, John Medeski, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern and many, many more. The founder of the Prohibited Beatz clique in the NYC underground live music scene, Mayer is perhaps best known for “reverse engineering”, his technique for playing the rhythms of programmed drum’n’bass and jungle music on acoustic drums, which he performs at astonishing speeds. Currently, Jojo records and performs live with his band NERVE.

Jojo will perform at the Musik Messe Agora Stage, Saturday, April 9, 9.30AM. If you can’t attend, you can see Jojo on his European Clinic Tour, April 10—19, 2011.

Christoph Schneider
Christoph is the drummer and a founding member of legendary Berlin concept rockers Rammstein. Internationally famous for their beastly epic live show, Rammstein has sold over 15 million records worldwide. Since their debut “Herzeleid” in 1995, Rammstein has released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums and 3 video albums. Each Rammstein album is a reminder that Christoph and the band are constantly striving for something new. The latest CD “Liebe ist fur alle da” and supporting video are a striking (some might say shocking) return to form. "Pushing the limits is what Rammstein is all about… it's why our band exists," claims Christoph.

Mark Schulman
Mark Schulman’s resume reads like a "Who's Who" of international rock royalty. Mark has toured the largest stadiums in the world and recorded with superstars Billy Idol, Sheryl Crow, Foreigner, Stevie Nicks, Destiny’s Child, Cher, Tina Turner, Velvet Revolver, and Simple Minds. He is currently working with global superstar P!NK and will be playing with Foreigner on their upcoming European Tour in June 2011. Mark is definitely one of the busiest drummers in the contemporary rock and pop scene.

Don’t miss Mark performing with the rest of the P!NK rhythm section at the Musik Messe Agora Stage, Wednesday, April 6, 1:30PM, and Thursday, April 7, 12PM.

Dom Famularo
Sensational drumming and brilliant communication skills have earned Dom Famularo the title of “World’s leading motivational drum set artist/educator”. Drawing standing ovations from capacity audiences at virtually every major drumming event throughout Europe and America, the vibrant performer from Long Island, New York, is renowned for delivering entertaining and awe-inspiring performances.


The 2011 SABIAN Artists’ signing will take place Saturday, April 9, 12—1PM at Frankfurt Musik Messe, SABIAN Booth, Hall 3.0 B75.


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