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Klaus Köckritz

Drums, Percussion

Klaus playing with his SticksHe was born right in the middle of Germany, in a city called Frankfurt. As an Autodidact, he did his first steps on Drums as he was a youngster of 6 years on his Daddy´s Drumset. At the age of 13 he finally got into a School- Band and impressed the parents, teachers and friends with music of the 60´s. After these experiences, which ended with his school- time, he played as a founder and teacher the Drums in a Brass- Band. Then he had to take a break for about 10 years (Graduation, Job). 1991 he found his way back to music, specially to Country- Music. He joined the "Canada Country Cowboys" which also played as a opening Band for famous Bands and Artists like "Truck Stop" and "Tom Astor" as well as for many others. After he left the Band 1995, he joined different Projects in the Country- Field as a Drummer (Studio, CD- Productions, Concerts etc.) and played many Sessions with well known Bands and Artists like "American Blend", "Peter Faas", "Kevin Henderson" and many more. In April 2000 he joined as a permant member Drivin´ Force.

Photo: Michael Henke © 2000