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Roman was born in Rheinfelden, Switzerland on the 28th of June 1975. He started playing the violin at the age of five, the drums when he was nine. After a year as a foreign exchange student in Tucson, Arizona, Roman started studying music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zurich where he graduated in 1998 "Magna Cum Laude". Around that time, he started playing with acts like Eve Gallagher (UK), Susan Orus (CH), Natacha (CH) and in 2007 with Myron (CH), to name a few. After a few years of teaching at public schools, Roman founded his own music school where he was teaching from 2001-2012. In 2010, he met (producer) Andy Wright. Andy encouraged him to move to London, which Roman did in February 2011. He started recording and touring with (singer) Peter Grant and by the end of 2011/early 2012 he recorded the "American Soul" album with Mick Hucknall, which they toured in 2013. In 2014, Roman was invited to record drums and percussion for the new Simply Red album "Big Love" and in 2015, he did some work for the Simple Minds. Roman is currently on a world tour with Simply Red during which he has played to approximately a million people in 105 shows around the globe so far.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, warm, strong, deep, silvery. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, even feel. Warm sparkling stick sound over a wide, deep wash. Fairly quick, strong crash sound. Extremely dynamic and lively ride cymbal, suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.