Michael Schack
* May 11, 1968
Belgium
Michael Schack (St. Niklaas, Belgium, 1968) starts banging on cardboard boxes at the age of 4. He begins playing real drums at the age of 11.

1987-1993: drummer & co-songwriter with Belgo-American R&B Band and BMG recording artist Blue Blot.

Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Roland instruments endorser since 1992. Slingerland drumset endorser since 1997.

since 1993: product demonstrator and clinician for Roland Musical Instruments throughout Benelux, combining their Electronic Drums and Percussion with samplers and sequencers and integrating them in an acoustic set-up.

1992 - 1994: start-up, concerts and album recordings with P-Funk band Groovemania. Album “The Groovemob has Arrived”, recorded at Studio Victor in Montreal, Canada is released late summer of ‘94

1995 -1997: extensive touring throughout Benelux with Belgian n°1 band Clouseau in support of their multi-platinum selling “Oker” and “Adrenaline” albums
1996 : release of the first Dutch spoken drum video “De 7 Drumzonden”. It is chosen “Best Drum Video Of The Year” in De Slagwerkkrant’s ’96 reader poll.

1997 - 1999: demonstrating Roland’s TD-10 V-Drums throughout Benelux, studio sessions, drummer in the spring ‘98 production “Anonymous Society”, a music / dance / theatre piece inspired on the life and repertoire of Jacques Brel, musical director for the Roland Benelux Demoband.

2000: chief editor for Meet Music Magazine, a monthly publication appearing in Dutch and French for the Benelux musical instrument market. Song writing and production of “Franste”, a Flemish P-Funk project. Recording sessions for Belgian TV stations VRT and VTM, drummer with Belgian Universal recording artist Angelico, with Belgian Boogie Boy at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and festivals in Italy (Moncalvo Blues), Spain and Corsica.

2001: productions and session work for several Belgian artists ( Barbara Dex, PP Michiels, Hale Bopp) International Roland demonstrator for the new V-Drums program throughout Europe and Asia (Frankfurter Musikmesse and tours to Japan, Thailand, Taiwan), worldwide release of the self written English spoken 2001 Roland Digital Drums & Percussion Video.

2002: start up of an Antwerp, Belgium based drum school, DrumBuro. Roland demonstrations at the Frankfurt Musikmesse, throughout Benelux, France, UK and Asia (Korea, China, Taiwan). More than 110 concerts in Belgium with the new pop-rock band Camden. Also script, recording and post production of the first Roland Rocks! video CD, featuring the new international Roland Demoband.

2003: start up of “Genius Junk”, a production company with Camden frontman/singer Axl Peleman. Soundtrack composing and production for the Flemish sitcom “Dennis” (VTM television) and VRT talk shows “Huisje Weltevree” and “Aan Tafel”. Co-production of the Roland Rocks! DVD, European Roland Rocks! tour (Benelux, UK, Germany and France). Solo demo tours throughout Taiwan, Korea, India and the UK (new sampling pad SPD-S and other Roland digital percussion products). Collaboration to the development of the upcoming TD-3 digital drumset. Live performances in Switzerland with Dynamo, a Drums’nDJ concept by drummer Thomas Lang with special guests Candy Dulfer, Joseph Bowie (Defunkt) and Muddbone Cooper (Parliament Funkadelic)

2004: worldwide première demo’s for the new Roland TD-20 & TD-3/6 V-drums at the Winter NAMM Show in Los Angeles. Demo drum tours for Roland through Danmark, Australia (e.g. Ultimate Drummers Weekend), Spain, Benelux and France and performances at the Rimini Disma Show and with Roland Rocks! at the Musik Messe Frankfurt. Release of a new Camden album (Universal), extensive live touring in Belgium.
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