Drummer & Educator is proud to play Craviotto Drums
He was born in Kolozsvár located in Transilvania. As the member of a large family full of musicians, music was second nature to him since his birth. In the first 4 years attending his music school he was learning piano, but at the end he graduated on the vocal faculty. At 14 he had a strong personal experience, which had inspired him to start drumming, at the time in a self thought manner. His talent and fanatic practicing, earned him to become a member of such nationally well-known bands, as Trident, Altar and Kappa. With them he had toured, and played several major rock festivals.
At age 18 he had moved to Hungary, and immediately got into Fuchsia’s Fall, a band known for their alternative sound. From here he got invited to play rhythm & blues, and latin rock with the popular Sonia and the Palefaces band, which had an immensely large following. The young drummer rose to fame with this electrifying band, which played thousands of concerts nationally and internationally, opened for Santana in his Budapest concert in 1996, and recorded several creative albums. He became well known among the music lover audiences, and the music industry as well. It was a mile stone in his musical carrier, as it landed him in the dimension that gave him the opportunity of self expression on his instrument, opening him up to the various styles of the music of the sixties, and seventies, while making important self realizations.
As he became one of the most sought after drummers in Hungary, a natural continuation of his musical carrier was to become a session musician, sharing his talents with; the Mogyorosi Trio, Éliás & Staff, Mother Funker Dr. Rhythm Project, Unisex, Not for Sale, Egyszercsak, Fiesta, Bery, Hevesi Tamás, Unique, Csepregi Gyula Band, Bódi Magdi, Felkai Jam, Tátrai Tibor, Ex meg Az, Szörp, Cool Miners, Coda, Daci Zsolt Band, KAPPA, Honfoglalás, Tino Gonzales, Etta James, Earth Wind & Fire, Pure Blues, Ian Siegal and many others…. With them he played countless club and open-air concerts, and participated on many of their records.
In 1996 he founded his drum school Dr.Rhythm, and by today several of his students have their own bands, are playing out in clubs, and do recordings. He’s national endorser for Pearl drums, Sabian cymbals, Big Stick drumsticks, Remo drumheads, and the handcrafted solid shell Craviotto snare drums. In the beginning Nicko Mc’ Brain, then later Steve Gadd, Harvey Mason, Jeff Porcaro, Omar Hakim and John Jr. Robinson had a big influence on him. As a musician he likes all the jazzy, groovy, funky, rocky, live music. His future goal is to publish his own drum notebook; release records with his band KAPPA, and to enlarge his Dr. Rhythm drum studio.