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PRESS 2018-05-19T11:28:21+00:00

BIOGRAPHY

My name is Mario Lackner, and I was born in November 1973 in Grieskirchen, Austria. My father was my first contact with music and drumming. He was a drummer himself in Bands, of which one of them rehearsed frequently in the basement of our house in a little village called Wallern an der Trattnach in Upper Austria. I do not remember my first concert with my dad´s band „the fenders“, but there are some pictures in the family photo album, I was about 6-7 years old.

First musical training at the age of 7 or 8 with Max Murauer, my first drumteacher at the music school in Wels. Straight after music gymnasium Grieskirchen I joined the armed forces in Vienna (corps of army music) for 20 month. I had the opportunity to start my studies at the University of music and arts right away in 1992 with Walter Schiefer, Manfred Krenmair and Professor Fritz Ozmec.
I graduated summa cum laude in 1997 (IGP 1 & Instrumental studies Jazz drums), and kept studying for Mag art. In addition I had the great opportunity to study with Walter Grassmann (Drums) and Anton Mühlhofer (Percussion) at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna for about 3 years. Nummerous visits in the United States opened up the chance for private studies and masterclasses with Thomas Lang (A/GB), Jeff Hamilton (LA), James Gadson (USA), Joseph Heredia (LA), Jimmy Branly (Cuba), Kirk Covington (LA), Poncho Sanchez (LA), Chuck Silverman (LA), just to name a few… Final exams at the University of music and arts in 2001.

Since 1992 I was working with many different bands and artist such as Sumitra, Hansi Lang, MeloX, Axel Wolph, Dkay, Georg Danzer, Zabine, etc.. Around that time I played support shows for Workshops of Terry Bozzio & Macro Minnemann together with Stephan Maass (percussion) I got to get to know Mr. Stephan Hänisch of Meinl Cymbals & Percussion Germany. Since 2001 – I am Endorser for Meinl Cymbals and very proud of that.

My first Solo album Stiletto 6.5 I finished in 2005 and released in 2006. In 2006 I applied for the Artist Visa for United States of America where I lived from end of 2006 till may 2010.Working in different music related fields, not just as a drummer like the „Fantasy camp“ opened up my perspective of many aspects in the field of live concerts and studio sessions. Here I had the great opportunity to work close together with Eddie Kramer, an amazing sound engineer who worked with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin etc.. Drummers & other intrumentalists I worked with on the camp were Alan White, Danny Seraphine, Sandy Gennaro, Danny Nikko McBrain, Glenn Hughes, Kip Winger, Mark Hudson, Elliot Easton, Jack Bruce and others.

Bands I worked with while in LA were: Kat Bailess, Candyman 187 & The Havenotz, Dr. steel, the Rock Opera, Jesse Sarr, Jacqmoov, Melinda Miller, Justyna Kelley who was produced by David Kershenbaum. I formed a Band named „No Second Thought“ together with Chris Albers, and Jason Paulsen, and recorded the album „monster“, released in 2010. After returning in 2010 I started working as a teacher in different music schools all over lower and upper Austria. I am very thankful for the experience and indepth view I got on the system here.

In 2013 I was invited to the celection process (audition) for Professor of the drums & percussion department at the University of music and arts in vienna. I started my teaching duties in 2015 as Professor for Drums & Percussion at the University of music and arts, Vienna. Besides that I am working as a freelancer with different bands and music projects.

Currently I am finishing my next Solo album – It will be released as vinyl and digital download in 2018. Further I hope we can release the first album of FUR with two of my very dear friends: Johannes Specht & Stefan Fallmann

to be continued…..

thanks for your interest,
Mario

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CREDITS

„CONFIDE“ BY WEHO (A)
„CONFIDE“ BY WEHO (A)
„INDIAN GIRL“ SUMITRA (LA/A)
„INDIAN GIRL“ SUMITRA (LA/A)
„DOWNTOWN NATURE“ BY SOLARPANELS (A/LA)
„DOWNTOWN NATURE“ BY SOLARPANELS (A/LA)
STILETTO 6.5 (A)
STILETTO 6.5 (A)
FUR (A)
FUR (A)
CANDYMAN 187 & THE HAVENOTZ (LA)
CANDYMAN 187 & THE HAVENOTZ (LA)
„MONSTER“ BY NO SECOND THOUGHT (A/LA)
„MONSTER“ BY NO SECOND THOUGHT (A/LA)
„MY INSTRUMENT IS THE ORCHESTRA“ BY MGO (A)
„MY INSTRUMENT IS THE ORCHESTRA“ BY MGO (A)
ALEX MACHACEK (SIC) (LA)
ALEX MACHACEK (SIC) (LA)
PIANODRUM CLASSICAL MODERN PROJECT (A)
PIANODRUM CLASSICAL MODERN PROJECT (A)
INDIVIDUAL SOUL BY D.KAY (UK)
INDIVIDUAL SOUL BY D.KAY (UK)
FUNKMOTHERS LIVE (A)
FUNKMOTHERS LIVE (A)
dò BY MELO X (A)
dò BY MELO X (A)
„ALLES IST POP“ BY DIE FALSCHEN FREUNDE (A)
„ALLES IST POP“ BY DIE FALSCHEN FREUNDE (A)
„THE WEEKEND STARTS ON WEDNESDAY“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„THE WEEKEND STARTS ON WEDNESDAY“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„SUDDENLY THERE WAS PEACE... FEELTANK“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„SUDDENLY THERE WAS PEACE... FEELTANK“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„SIMPLICITY OF MANKIND“ BY ORDINARY WORLD (A)
„SIMPLICITY OF MANKIND“ BY ORDINARY WORLD (A)
„MA´AN“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„MA´AN“ BY AXEL WOLPH (A)
„SUBMERGED“ BY LAZY BONES RECORDINGS (LA)
„SUBMERGED“ BY LAZY BONES RECORDINGS (LA)
GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE LATEST ALBUM „PERSÖNLICH“ BY GEORG DANZER (A)
GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE LATEST ALBUM „PERSÖNLICH“ BY GEORG DANZER (A)
HEINRICH VON HANDZAHM (A/GER)
HEINRICH VON HANDZAHM (A/GER)
„RUECKENDECKUNG“ BY ZWEITFRAU (A)
„RUECKENDECKUNG“ BY ZWEITFRAU (A)
„THE RAVEN“ BY THE RAVEN (LA)
„THE RAVEN“ BY THE RAVEN (LA)

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