Jonny König

Jonny König is the drummer for the German R’n’B, soul and pop band Söhne Mannheims since 2013. In that year, he landed a huge success with transcribing and playing the hilarious “Transrapid”-speech by German politician Edmund Stoiber on the drums. The related YouTube video titled “Stoiber on Drums” has over 730.000 views to date. Jonny took his first drum lessons at the age of 5 and after turning 12 he started playing in his first punk rock and alternative bands. Later, he also started to take guitar, piano and vocal lessons as well as writing songs for his bands. After finishing school, Jonny did a concentrated 10-week study at the Drummer's Institute in Dusseldorf, followed by taking the “Popkurs” in Hamburg in 2009 and going to study at the Pop Academy Baden- Wuerttemberg.

Today, Jonny is not only playing for Söhne Mannheims, but he’s also writing his own snare etudes, backing tracks and drum pieces, he has composed music for a number of commercials and short films, was involved in theater and musical productions as a drummer and songwriter and is working as a drum teacher.

Date of birth
Mai 12th 1988

Place of birth
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Equipment
Starclassic Maple
Starphonic Bubinga snare drum
S.L.P. G-Maple snare drum
Iron Cobra bass drum and hi-hat pedals

Musical Styles
Pop, Rock

Bands/Projects
Söhne Mannheims, Randale und Liebe, Die Schlagzeugmafia

Links
www.tama.de/artists/artists-detail/artist-detail/jonny.html
www.jonnykoenig.de