At the first ever, and two day lasting Musicfair in The Netherlands on February 13-14, 2016, Triggerfinger drummer Mario Goossens was one of the clinicians on the 18 stages and areas during the festival. Dutch Drum Magazine Slagwerkkrant hosted the Clinic Stages with performances of Mario, Michael Schack (Netsky), Rick van Wort (Jett Rebel), Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring), Cyril Directie (Independent) and the young and promising Myron Matitawaer, winner of the 2015 Drumtalent competition.
The videos with this article have Mario Goossens' drum solo in two parts. Together good for 8 minutes of dynamics and unbeatable grooves of the Belgium master drummer.
Mario Goossens Marie has played with Triggerfinger for 14 years, having first cut his musical teeth with Stijn Meuris in both Noordkaap and Monza, and later with Alex Callier (Hooverphonic). Mario has also been an eminent session musician, working with artists as diverse as Milow, Arsenal and Arno, toured worldwide with Winterville, Bowes & Morley (Thunder), Hooverphonic and still found time to produce hit albums for The Black Box Revelation, Steak Number Eight, Team William, Roza Parks, The Scabs and Wallace vanborn.
He served his pupillage under Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Larry Levine, Charles Perry and Koen Vanduffel. With Vanduffel he started the renowned Muziekodroom Music Venue & Academy (Belgium).
Mario Goossens has played on, contributed to, toured with, collaborated and produced a veritable cornucopia of albums, a 'who's who' of talented musicians hailing from Belgium, Holland, France, Greece, Italy, UK & the US. He has gained international recognition as being more than just a drummer.
The hit single I follow rivers with Triggerfinger went platinum in Belgium, Holland, Austria and Gold in Germany. Also, Triggerfinger's album 'All This dancing around' went Gold in Belgium and Holland. On the side of his busy touring schedule with Triggerfinger, Mario is also working on various solo projects & on the hunt for the next production to smack-you-in-the-face & blow-your-mind.