Benjamin Funk (DK)
Paiste Artist Since Mar 2013
15" 2002 Wild Hats
19" 2002 Thin Crash
20" RUDE Thin Crash
24" Alpha Rock Ride
Benjamin was born on September 16th 1978 in Kiel, Germany. His became interested in drumming at the age of 10 after a friendly little push from his father. At the age of 11 he got his first drum kit (which he still has and plays on occasion), and the kit was outfitted with PAISTE cymbals. In the summer of ’95, after many years of practicing and playing in various bands he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lives today with his wife and two daughters.
In Denmark Benjamin played in different bands until 2004 where he met with old and new friends and co-founded what would become SuperCharger. SuperCharger has been growing ever since and started touring in Germany, UK and Scandinavia. In 2009 the band signed with VMA (Voices of Music & Entertainment) for a world wide release of the first 2 albums. Benjamin became a PAISTE Artist in Denmark in 2010, the same year the band won a Danish Metal Award and began recording their 2nd album. That 2nd album - "That’s How We Roll" - had a few Radio hits, especially in Sweden where it was nominated for 2 awards by Bandit Rock, Stockholm. In April 2013 SuperCharger signed with Gain Music Entertainment as the 1st non-Swedish Band. SuperCharger is currently working on their 3rd Album due to be released in the fall of 2013.
Benjamin is very passionate about vintage drums playing a Ludwig kit from the mid 70's in the original colors . The Sound of the PAISTE cymbal setup compliments the sound of the drums and the sound of SuperCharger. On stage Benjamin is not that sort of musician that would hide in the background, but rather he is a hard hitting drummer who plays with a lot of energy. His very personal drum style makes his show entertaining to watch – in fact he’s often compared with “Animal” from the Muppet Show!
SuperCharger – Handgrenade Blues – 2009
SuperCharger – That’s How We Roll - 2011