“ The Transformation and The connection with drums. “
Manu has been introduced to the world of music by his father since he was 5 years old, starting with learning Indian Carnatic vocals. He was 8 when he started with the Indian percussion instrument MRIDANGAM. This was the start of his journey into drumming.
Manu started learning drums when he was 14, mostly self taught with occasional courses with professional drummers in the music scene. Shortly after this he started performing as a soloist and started winning various state level competitions throughout his higher secondary years. Being connected to music throughout his childhood made him want to learn more about sound. This urge pushed him to having a Diploma in Sound Engineering in Chennai. Meanwhile his priority was clear – DRUMS. This made him take a deeper plunge into understanding the technical aspects of drumming. Hence he pursues his studies with Trinity College of Music (London). Having the knowledge of different styles of music, he made his deeper connection with the heavy Rock genres and gradually progressed into Metal. He perfected his talents in metal drumming by playing with numerous metal bands, winning competitions nationwide. From then on Manu has been busy headlining in various colleges and music festivals also opening for International acts. Manu now is 24 and is starting his career as a Professional Drummer and a Teacher.
As a professional drummer always gaining practical experience, Manu was in a position to impart his knowledge and did so willingly to anyone interested in learning. He has been a teacher in various music schools and does private teaching for the past few years, giving classes on various styles and techniques from basic to advanced levels with special courses in Metal Drumming.
Drumming Influences : Marco Minnemann, Richard Christy, Gene Hoglan, Tomas Haake, Vinnie Colaiuta, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine and so on from jazz to death metal drummers.