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larlev 08-13-2005 10:39 PM

Benny Greb
 
I just came across his website....bennygreb.com......holy cow...I wish they had internet when i was playing....

This dude is awesome......damn, damn

larlev

Benny Greb's page on DrummerWorld.

finnhiggins 08-13-2005 11:28 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larlev
I just came across his website....bennygreb.com......holy cow...I wish they had internet when i was playing....

This dude is awesome......damn, damn

larlev

You're not wrong. That solo on his site impressed me more than anything I've ever seen from the Donati/Mangini/Lang crowd. His control with the hands and brushes is amazing, and his chops are astounding too.

larlev 08-13-2005 11:35 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
I agree....it's been about 10 years since I picked up sticks....started again 2 months ago.....My wife actually told me to buy a set.....gotta love her.....

Greb is without a doubt the most impressive I have seen so far.......you know drumming is a lot different with the internet.....I like it a lot

larlev

toteman2 08-15-2005 03:17 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Greb...What can you say? Truley amazing drummer...I don't agree with the Donati/Lang comparisons but, in any case he has amazing talent and well worth anyones time to take a look at...

finnhiggins 08-15-2005 03:38 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by toteman2
Greb...What can you say? Truley amazing drummer...I don't agree with the Donati/Lang comparisons but, in any case he has amazing talent and well worth anyones time to take a look at...

I wasn't comparing, I just like his approach better - while he has many of the same techie tricks (ostinatos, double kick, twirling) he's also obviously spent a lot of time working on hands and brushes in fairly cute ways. That impressed me quite a lot, being as those kinds of approaches are less attack heavy and require a bit more thinking about sound and tone rather than just turbocharged speed.

roll_model 01-02-2006 11:11 PM

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Oh man he really is something. But im telling you, as much as those videos are amazing, they don't do him justice. I saw him play at the Montreal Drumfest. Truly one of the best i've seen. He's a dymanic Lang. And ive seen Lang play before as well. Benny Greb as definitly got an amazing talent!!!

NUTHA JASON 01-03-2006 12:17 AM

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saw him at drummerlive 2005. he was perhaps the most musical soloist i have ever seen.
j

averypoordrummer 01-16-2006 09:28 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
he's mind blowing. inspiring.

Dr Drums 01-16-2006 09:52 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Dude this guy rocks alot alot alot !
Have u guys seen his new video ?

I'd actually say he's the modern Steve Gadd. Not because their style is simillar, it's not at all, but he seem to work with the same way of thinking.
He has those patterns\ grooves \ fills that he always repeats and uses. U understand me ? Sord of like gadd.
He's very creative and as well and has a modern smooth sound. he's amazing.

finnhiggins 01-16-2006 10:10 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
If I had to peg him, I'd describe him as the first guy to really fuse the whole Matt Chamberlain / Joey Baron approach of extensive sound control and groove depth with the Bozzio/Grant Collins/Thomas Lang approach of complex co-ordinational/ostinato playing.

Which is a bit annoying, because I wanted to do that! Not only that, he's only a year older than me. Ouch.

burnthehero 01-16-2006 10:59 PM

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The guy I share a practice room with turned me onto him and I've been hooked ever since. Simply amazing.

TitanSound 01-16-2006 11:16 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
OMG that 16th note groove he was playing near the end of that video is banging!

He is fantastic, very fluid and controlled but gets such volume from his drums. I think I need to study him more closely, hes my kind of drummer!

CartersChops 01-23-2006 06:53 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
i was floored by his video on drummerworld
the newest one....i agree with you NUTHA, it was the most creative musical piece ive ever heard. He is my new inspiration.
hahaha which reminds me how in his solo he fixes the placement of his rack tom right in the middle of his playing..it gave so solo a bit of flavor (as if it didnt have enoung)

Dark_Harvest 01-24-2006 07:36 AM

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what caught my attention was his way of a drum solo. be mabe a simple beat and added so much small details and notes everywhere it became a very organized solo that even people who dont know much about drums and sit in amazment. gota love the double kick in the end, kick ass

wooltonboy 01-28-2006 03:01 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Great drummer.
I find it kind of "creepy" though, that he seems to be a clone of Lang. He even looks like Thomas...same gotee, hat, same Champaigne Delite drums....mmmm
Great though
Phil

TopCat 01-28-2006 07:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wooltonboy
Great drummer.
I find it kind of "creepy" though, that he seems to be a clone of Lang. He even looks like Thomas...same gotee, hat, same Champaigne Delite drums....mmmm

hehe. Yeah, he is brilliant. I love his style.

tylernator 01-28-2006 07:28 PM

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yeah this guy is badass!!!...He makes the drums sound so musical, and in return gives us drummers more respect as being musicians than just hitting on things...I love it!!

Drummer Karl 02-04-2006 11:49 AM

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I`ve seen his australia performance one more time...I have to say: I`m proud of him...his grooves are incredible. and he is just 25!!

bumzondrumz 02-10-2006 09:21 PM

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He's become one of my favorites! He shows that you can still be an amazing drummer without blazing chops, although he can do that as well.

sound zap 02-11-2006 11:20 PM

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It's great they have a video here for Benny

Bonham to the moon 02-15-2006 05:57 AM

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My god that montreal video is amazing, one of the best on the site. those beats he did with his hands were amazing.

Tyrnox 02-15-2006 02:40 PM

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Definatly, I had never heard of benny until I saw his Meinl festival video's, soon after I gathered about every single video I could find of the guy, he completly flew to my 2nd favorite drummers spot, his drumming is sensational, he has such a HUGE sound, and his sonor designer's sound absolutly perfect, there's no words to describe how much I love his playing.

Bonham to the moon 02-15-2006 08:27 PM

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same here man, his drums just so sound so amazing. He has such a unique style too. i've already order two DVD's

aahznightsky 02-15-2006 09:20 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Drums

I'd actually say he's the modern Steve Gadd. Not because their style is simillar, it's not at all, but he seem to work with the same way of thinking.
He has those patterns\ grooves \ fills that he always repeats and uses. U understand me ? Sord of like gadd.


I don't quite understand this statement. There's not a single drummer that never repeats the same twice. Even if they improvise in a manner, there are things theyve learned and practice and utilize that practice in some way in their playing. Everyone has their own favorite licks.

Sticktrick 04-03-2006 10:40 PM

Benny Greb
 
Just ordered his CD after watching all of his vids here at Drummerworld.

My first thoughts on him when I saw the vids were: "Finally!! A young and upcoming Drummer that has got great chops but most importantly musical taste and a solid Jazz backround!" His sound and energy are great, so is his technique and coordination.... But it feels like it is not about that - it is all about the groove. Great. Insane.

And he is younger than me... that makes depressive. AND he is from Germany! People from my country just know how to drum! Yeeehaaaa!

I also hear a big influence of Steve Gadd in his playing who must be one of his big influences. Check out the videos of his Jazzplaying that are posted on his Website.

On his records he also played many instruments and sang all the voices.... WOW. I think I`ll do some transcriptions of his grooves if I find the time. I`ll also post a CD review. So far all the tracks I heard sounded great.

I`m sure he will be huge in the future.

What do you guys think about him?

tambian89 04-04-2006 01:36 AM

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Greb is so good that it's annoying! This guy is absolutely amazing; and he's only 21 years old!

- Marc

aahznightsky 04-04-2006 01:38 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tambian89
Greb is so good that it's annoying! This guy is absolutely amazing; and he's only 21 years old!

- Marc

He's only 21?! wow I didn't know he was that young.

finnhiggins 04-04-2006 02:10 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aahznightsky
He's only 21?! wow I didn't know he was that young.

Nah, I believe he's born in 1980. That makes him 25-26 at the moment.

tambian89 04-04-2006 02:14 AM

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Oh......my B.........yeah........

- Marc

chris--byrne 04-10-2006 10:34 PM

Re: Benny Greb
 
He is an ispiration. Somebody we can all aspire to be like, although I doubt there will be another drummer like him, his style is unique. He can play something and make it look extraordinarily easy, but when you look at it more closely it is really quite difficult. I wonder what his playing will be like in 10 years time.

Chip 07-08-2006 10:11 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Benny Greb at Meinl Stage.
One of the best things I've ever seen. He is a truly great drummer. He looks kinda like Drummer Karl if he were in his 20's.

toteman2 07-08-2006 11:15 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chip
Benny Greb at Meinl Stage.
One of the best things I've ever seen. He is a truly great drummer. He looks kinda like Drummer Karl if he were in his 20's.


Good find. That was some great stuff.

samthebeat 01-16-2007 02:25 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Man Greb rocks, his groove is deep. He's got something that not very many drummers have I think. Much like the something the Porcaro's and Purdies had....the "groove of doom". His licks are well tastey to, and his solos are really interesting. My new favourite drummer I think, i could watch him for days. Really really diggin it.

Shinx 01-16-2007 05:09 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
I love Greb, just amazing. One of the grooviest drummers I've ever seen. I love his videos

NUTHA JASON 01-16-2007 10:40 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
and a nicer guy you will not meet. he has a cool sense of humour that actually comes across in his drumming as well as the talks in the clinics. he's one of the rare people who can switch from the kind of seriousness it must take to get to his level of mastery to lighthearted levity in a 16th note space of time.

j

Dr.Hook 01-16-2007 11:34 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Greb is insane!!!!!!!!!!!!

he makes it look soooo easy.

Blaster 02-05-2007 04:28 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
The Greb video on this site is very great
What a grooving dude

drummercam 02-07-2007 02:02 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
I love this guy, full of sick grooves

michael drums 02-07-2007 07:34 AM

Re: Benny Greb
 
Yea, you're gonna wanna follow this guy if you like drummers that have a unique style, fabulous groove, pristine timing, and just an all around sweet sound. Benny Greb is definitely one of THE modern marvels of the drum kit! He IS that good!! Play On!

Oh, and not to mention, he's got superb speed, too!! ;-)

emmerson 02-07-2007 10:17 PM

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incredible, what i like about him most is that he not only can be technical and do the "89 feet orcastrations" but hes got groove, a real inspiration to many including myself.


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