Apie

Born: 1989 birželio 23 in Šiauliai, Lithuania.

Instrument: Drums, Electronic drums, Percussion.

Studies: Bachelor & Master degrees (Performance, Pedagogy) at Lithuanian Musical Academy.

International experience: ERASMUS Exchange program POP/JAZZ Departament in Helsinki.

Concerts in: Torronto, Chicago, Moscow, London, Dublin, Warshaw, Switzerland.

Achievements: • Drum Day 2009 drummers competition – 1st place

Festivals: Šiauliai Jazz 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, Šiaulių Dienos 2012, Bigbendų festivalis I, II, III, Birštonas Jazz 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016, Liepaja Jazz Festival “Aile Jazz 2008”, Vilnius Jazz Young Power 2008, 2012, Tėvo Gitara 2009, Europos kulturos sostine 2009, Tamsta Muzika 2010, 2011, 2012, International Lithuanian Song Festival in Toronto – Canada 2010, Be2Gether 2010, Positivus LV 2011, M.A.M.A – LT Music Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, Karkle 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Galapagai 2015, 2016, Granatos Live 2015, 2016, King’s Lynn Hansa Days 2016, Menuo Juodaragis 2016, Kilkim Žaibu 2016, Jelgava Days.

Performing in Bands: Šiaulių Bigbendas, GinGas, Vertical, Parax, Vaidas Baumila, Martynas Kuliavas, BrassBastardz, KeyMono, Liūdni Slibinai, Marijonas Mikutavičius, The Ball & Chain, Sel, Donatas Montvydas, Simfonieta Orchestra, “Roots Live” Projects, Ovidijus Vyšniauskas, Domas Česnulevičius, Žalvarinis, Karina Krysko, Funky Works, Proper Heat, Telebimbam, No DJ’s, Girmante Vaitkutė, Jurgis Bruzga, Skamp, Amiya (Andre Pabarčiūtė) – “The Goddess” 

TV: LRT Lietuvos Talentai 2009, TV3 Didysis Sezono Atidarymas 2011, LNK Lietuvos Balsas 2012, Su Cinkeliu, Dainuok Mano Daina I season, II season, III season, Eurovision Contest (Lithuanian Selection) House band. 

Now playing with bands: Marijonas Mikutavičius, Sel, Žalvarinis, Karina Krysko, Ovidijus Vyšniauskas, Girmantė Vaitkutė, Jurgis Bruzga and also side projects.

Style of playing: I am feeling music groove and listening to everything that is in the space, laying down sitting grooves in a place, where everybody can dance, and expressing this feeling through the drum set.

Abilities: Playing all styles of music with original sound and feel. Professional reading music from sheet music and performing. Transcribing (writing drums part from audio) any song in 5-10 mins.

Recording Albums: The Ball & Chain “The Ball & Chain”, “Baby Baby Burning”(Single) Marijonas Mikutavičius – “Lengvas būdas mesti klausytis” Liūdni slibinai – “Albumas raginantis tautą”, “Albumas be jokių Ė” George Kairys – “Shade of Blue”, “The Passage” Žalvarinis “Mūsų naktys” Robertas Semeniukas “Journey Home”(Single), “Kai tu sugryši į namus”(Single).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Working in Royal Carribean International on Jewel of the seas ship as Orchestra Drummer 2018 february 4 – august 19d.