Anthon Mannel is a 30year old drummer from Cape Town , South Africa . He started at the age of 5 when he use to travel with his parents while they were still singing at various churches and him just sitting next to the drummer which played at the time . Eventually at the age of 7 Anthon had to stand in just playing hi-hat and snare right through service because he could not manage to reach the bass drum pedal . Years went by with him being the drummer in church not knowing anything about rudiments or even using the proper grip. At the age of 14 Anthon was already playing in gospel bands and was introduced to Camillo Lombard at the tender age of 16 when they played in a group called Ambition which we also toured with Nationally and Internationally . Ever since he played genres like Gospel, Reggae , Afro Jazz , Hip Hop , Funk , Fusion , Latin etc and was blessed to work locally and abroad with ARTISTS such as JUDITH SEPHUMA , SWAZI DLAMINI , LOADING ZONE , KENNY THOMAS , WILMOT FREDERICKS , HOUSE OF DAVID , CLAIRE PHILLIPS , ERNIE SMITH , CAMILLO LOMBARD TRIO , JIMMY DLUDLU, JULIUS SCHULTZ , LOYIZO BALA , JAMALI , PLAN BE , SARAH THERON , PEDRO KRUGER , WICUS VAN DE MERWE , WANDA BALOYI , MOREIRA CHONGUIZA , Nigerian gospel sensation NATHANIEL BASSEY, IVAN MUZUZE , EMO ADAMS & TAKE NOTE , BLACKURRANT , ALLOU APRIL , ROBBIE JANSEN and BEBE WINANS just to name a few . The highlight of his career was when he had to be the drummer for Judy Boucher on her latest tour to South Africa . Drumming is what he was called for and drumming is wot he live for "Psalm 150v5 Praise him upon loud cymbals " . At the moment Anthon is the resident drummer for Emo Adams & Take Note , Jimmy DluDlu and can be seen every Saturday on KYKNET where he is the house drummer on Jou Show Met Emo . CD's recorded on includes - Moreira Project Vol. 1 Jimmy DluDlu - Tonota Moreira Chonquisa - Khanimambo Wanda Baloyi - So Amazing Nathaniel Bassey DVD's Includes - Loukmaan Adams - My Broetjie My Bra TV Shows Includes - Jou Show Met Emo en Wicus . Theatre Shows Includes - Where The Boys Are Funny Kaap Brother Love Anthon Mannel proudly endorse TAMA Drums , Soultone Cymbals and Drumdat Drumming sticks
My Soultone Set:
16" Crash "Custom Brilliant" 17" Crash "Gospel" 14" Crash "Custom Brilliant" 8" Splash "Custom Brilliant" 13" Hi Hats "Custom Brilliant" 12" FX "FXO 6" 15" FX "FXO 12J" 20" Ride "Extreme" 10" FX "FXO 5" 15" Crash "Extreme" 14" China "Gospel"