About the Author

Peter Bachmayer

Pro Drummer, Teacher, Author, Rhythm Coach, Touring, Studio (All Styles)
Salzburg, A
Instruments: Drums, Rhythm
Styles: Pop, Rock, Funk, Heavy, Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Electronic, House, etc.

Peter "Beda" Bachmayer was born in Salzburg, Austria, on February 17th, 1972. At the age of four he discovered his love for percussive instruments. When he turned ten he started studying drums with teachers such as Gerhard Haslauer and Michael Honzak (Fatty George, Friedrich Gulda, ...). In 1991 he passed his school leaving examination (HTL-polytechnic), then he joined the army as a military musician, where he continued studying percussion with Prof. Rudolf Schingerlin (Mozarteum Salzburg & ORFF - Institut Salzburg). At the age of 21 Peter went to Vienna where he would spend another one and a half years at the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC with Jeff Boudreaux (Randy Brecker, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Branford Marsalis, ...). He completed his degrees, which include the General Diploma and the Professional Diploma (passed with distinction). Afterwards he attended the KONSERVATORIUM WIEN (Vienna academy of music) for another year to gain national licenced diploma. Over the years he attended workshops and masterclasses of Jojo Mayer, Deen Castronovo, John Patitucci, Billy Heart, Pete York and Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham,........... Since 1994 he plays with a lot of great bands such as: ATRIUM (Pop Rock), FRANTIC (Pop), CASH & POWDER (Funk), JIMMY ROGGERS (Country) J.B.LONG (Country), URBAN TRIP (Electronic Pop), ASGARD (Progressive Rock) DAVID'S HOUSE (Jazz, Fusion), WISHMOP (Electronic Funk), THE TRYP (Electronic Pop) BLUES UNLIMITED (Blues, R&B, Funk), DIE BEGNADIGTEN PÄDAGOGEN (Rock Funk) DOS BASTARDOS (Jazz Rock, Fusion), BOOMBASTARDS (Funky Hard Pop) STRAIGHT UP (Rock / Pop / Top 40 Cover) ....... CRIMSON CULT (Progressive Power Metal) - RUSTY & LAS VEGAS BAND (Elvis Inpersonator) - BED OF A NUN (Melancholic Rock) - GOSPELNOIZE (Gospel) - VOCAL BEAT.CLUB (Soul, Funk, Gospel, Pop,...) - ......... Peter also plays drums as a sideman and studiomusician for: Wolfgang Spannberger (Producer of Hubert von Goisern), Bavarian Blues Bandits, Blue Sky Bigband, Pete Strobl (Producer of Keb Mo, Mark Knopfler, ...), the "Landestheater Salzburg", Robert Christa, Yiannis Karadimos, etc. Over the years, Peter has toured through Europe and the USA with several Bands supporting greats like Simon Phillips, Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryel, Bireli Lagrene, Candy Dulfer, Defunkt, Chacka Kahn, Lutricia McNeal, Bobby Kimbal, Jack Bruce, Dave Goodman, Knorkator, TM Stevens, Stevie Salas, Deryl Brown, Café Drechsler, Robben Ford, ...