Today's featured Winklepicker: Paul Neuen

Born November 1963, since early days fascinated by the drums, the cool moves from the drummer, the sound, the shiny chrome and the ingenious mechanics (hi-hat pedal!) …

Wanted to start playing drums at the age of 9, but got forced to play bugle/fluegelhorn, … just because there was no need for a drummer in that music school at that time …

  • What instrument would you like to play?
  • Drums Sir!
  • Sorry boy, momentary no need for a drummer in the Marching Band, you’ll play the bugle …
  • ahem … terrific … !

Played bugle for several years in a Marching Band and Big Band but rapidly switched to the drums!


Red Rose (1st school band & 1st concert on rockstage 1981)

Just Married (Luxemburg winner 1987 for “Printemps de Bourges” contest)

Robert Stephen Band

Stoker (1st time playing with Winklepickers singer Roger)

Bernie Z (Bernie Zeches, Thierry Kinsch, Sergio Soares)

Blue Swallow (Lyne Kuffer, Petra Lisa Bernard, Jos Seil, Dan Cremmer, Thierry Kinsch)

and since 1991 mainly Nazz Nazz (Thierry Van Werveke, Dan Kries, Fern Clees, Rico Winandy, Ander Thilges, Claude Kiefer, Dan Wagner, Claude Gorjanc) momentary not playing anymore, singer died in January 2009

Winklepickers since 2009


The late 60’s early 70’s beginning of Rockmusic :

Beatles (White album), Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Doors, Who, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple

The 70’s Fusion/Rockjazz “phase”

Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Return to Forever, Al di Meola, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, John Mc Laughlin, Passport , …

All time favorites :

AC/DC, Clash, Deep Purple, Motörhead, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Ray Vaughn,Stevie Wonder, Van Halen, ZZ Top

Equipment :

Kits: Ludwig, Yamaha, DW

Snares: Ludwig! (Supraphonic LM 411 6.5×14”, Bronze LB550 5×14”) sound as delicate as Vivaldi or as strong as a Mack truck

Heads: Toms Evans G2, Snare Remo Ambassador, Bass Remo Powerstroke

Cymbals: Zildjian, Istanbul, Meinl Byzanz

Hardware: DW pedals, Pearl-Yamaha-mix stands

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