I’m Vasilisa, 26 y.o., I come from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Initially I wanted to record a video specially for the contest, but recently some terrible events happened to country and I didn’t have a chance to make the new video 🙁
So, I’ve been playing drums for 10 years. I finished musical school in piano, that’s why I became a drummer 😀 (Really I was just a huge fan of Yoshiki Hayashi from X JAPAN who was both a pianist and a drummer in the band).
At first I didn’t have any access to the instruments so I learnt how to play the drums just watching some drummers on YouTube and hitting pillows with my sticks left from sushi delivery. Then I began to play REAL drums with the band called BroniKoni, we’ve been playing for 10 years together and we really became a family. They are the reason I still play the drums actually.
Also, Mike Portnoy is my hero. He’s not only one of the coolest drummers I know, he also has charming personality as an artist. I really enjoy watching him playing!
Finally, about the track. I wanted to record some fast drum n bass stuff cause I’m fond of passionate playing, filling the song with the emotions. Frankly speaking, it was like 4th shot, and most of the playing was improvising cause I didn’t know what exact parts I wanted to play until the very recording 😀 Thanks Drumstarz for recording that, btw!
It’s an honor for me to enter this contest and be in the line with other awesome drummers!