WHO IS TOBIASMERTENSMUSIC?

HEY! THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY WEBSITE 🙂
I AM FIRST OF ALL AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A MUSICIAN! MY ROOTS ARE MY LIFE AS A DRUMMER BUT I DEVELOPED A LOVE PLAYING GUITAR AS WELL.
“WEAR MANY HATS” IS THE MOST HEARD ANSWERS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS WHENEVER I ASK FOR ADVICE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS. THIS SHORT ANSWER I TOOK AS A VERY SERIOUS GOAL TO ACHIEVE A LEVEL PROFESSIONALITY IN MY INSTRUMENTS, RECORDING, MIXDOWN AND MASTERING BY MY STUDYING AND OF COURSE FILMING TO BE PART OF THE MUSIC SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD.
I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU IN MY WORLD OF MUSIC AND VISIT MY YOUTUBE-CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/c/TOBIASMERTENSMUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

TOBIAS MERTENS MUSIC : GUITAR

TOBIAS’ MUSICAL BASE ON GUITAR IS PROGRESSIVE METAL AND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY WORLD-CLASS PLAYERS LIKE JOHN PETRUCCI, ANDY JAMES, JASON RICHARDSON, JOHN 5, JEFF LOOMIS AND PAUL GILBERT. HE GREW UP WITH THE COMPLEXE AND DIVERSE MUSICAL STYLE OF THE BAND DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSEND AND PERIPHERY BUT ALSO WITH THE JAZZ-ROCK-ATTITUDE OF DEEP PURPLE (STEVE MORSE), THE TRASH-STYLE OF METALLICA, MEGADETH AND THE MODERN METAL STARS FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND PARKWAY DRIVE.

TOBIAS MERTENS MUSIC: DRUMS

WITH OVER 25 YEARS PLAYING EXPERIENCE, 40 RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY, SEVERAL WORLD- AND EUROPEAN-TOURS TOBIAS WAS IN MANY MUSICAL GENRES FROM POP, ROCK, METAL, DARK ROCK, ROCK’N’ROLL, DEATH METAL UP TO PROGRESSIVE METAL. WITH HIS LONG-TIME-PARTNERSHIP WITH MEINL CYMBALS, TAMA DRUMS, EVANS DRUMHEADS AND ROHEMA DRUMSTICKS HE IS PROFESSIONALLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY MUSICAL SITUATION. SINCE 2021 HE IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF SE ELECTRONICS / MEGA AUDIO GMBH.

TOBIAS MERTENS MUSIC: TEACHING

BIG PART OF TOBIAS LIFE TAKES TEACHING. SINCE HE IS OFFERING GUITAR- AND DRUM-CLASSES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN HAMBURG HE COMBINES THE “REAL” LESSON WITH YOUTUBE-VIDEOS FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR BEGINNERS (IN GERMAN). ON HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL YOU CAN GET ACCESS E-GUITAR-LESSONS AS WELL.

TOBIAS MERTENS MUSIC: LIFE IN A COUPLE OF LINES…

Tobias Mertens is a native of Germany/Vechta and took up drumming at the early age of 2 years. Born in 1991 his first lessons at a local music school were at the age of 5 in 1996.

He had weekly tuition in classical and pop oriented drumming and marimba. From 1999 to 2007 he participated succesful at several german classical oriented competitions called Jugend Musiziert and won at federal level.

At the age of 7 he got into guitar playing and practiced basic chords and melodies.

He started listening to metal music with 15 and discovered guitar players like John Petrucci, John 5 and Steve Morse.

But at the same time he listened to country music guitar players like Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland and Brad Paisley.

Besides going to school he used a lot of his for practicing guitar and drums and playing in local bands.

After graduating he decided to move to Hamburg and study Audio Engineering at SAE INSTITUTE HAMBURG and graduated with BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS.)

From 2010 he started not only studying but also his professional carreer and played on over 50 productions as a recording artist.

In 2011 he began his audio engineering work for several studios in germany including BISHOP AUDIO PRODUCTIONS and was involved in german pop productions from AXEL BREITUNG with references like DJ BOBO and MODERN TALKING. At the same he worked for studios like BLUE MOON STUDIO and CHAMELEON STUDIOS in HAMBURG.

Since he was able to adapt to different musical styles he played at that time in bands from old school Rock’n’Roll to Metal.

In 2014 he joined gothic rock sensation Lord Of The Lost and played drums, guitar and bass on their records. The last record he was part of and wrote a song of was chart nominated #9 (OFFIZIELLE DEUTSCHE ALBUMCHARTS)

In 2017 he left the band in terms focusing on other projects. In this context his drumming and guitar playing can be heard on albums and remixes from SUBWAY TO SALLY or SALTATIO MORTIS.

IN 2018/2019 TOBIAS did an extensive workshop tour of 80 dates for ROLAND GERMANY / BOSS promoting GUITAR EQUIPMENT like the BOSS 500 series, the GT-1000 and the KATANA all over Europe including the GUITAR SUMMIT, AUSTRIAN MUSIC FAIR and many more events.

At the same time he worked extensively for german PPV-MEDIEN publishing and their magazines guitar, Drumheads!!, SOUNDCHECK, KEYS and RECORDING and did over 400 workshops, 100 product tests for them since ever since. He is producing the play-along-songs for DRUMHEADS!! as well.

SINCE YOUTUBE HAD ALWAYS BEEN A SIDE PROJECT TOBIAS STARTED FOCUSSING ON HIS ONLINE WORK SINCE LATE 2020 AFTER THE CORONA BREAKDOWN AND THE BIRTH OF HIS DAUGHTER.