Not only does music have to be well composed and produced, it has to be performed well on stage.
The drummer Andy Reinard has participated in the current chakuza CD “Noah”. As a drummer, he contributes his intense beats and, as a producer in the team, the creative input that a production and, last but not least, an artist needs in order to continue to develop musically.
“The music we all hear in the band has no limits. There are so many influences from different styles that it’s actually not fun to say “I have to produce a Hip Hop album now, which has to sound the same as everyone else’s.”
Andy Reinard live
Andy Reinard, was born in 1977 in Aachen.
At the beginning of his musical career there were nine years of trumpet lessons before he took his first seat behind the drums when he was 17 years old.
It was love at first sight, or rather the first blow! After intensive first lessons he studied from 1999 at the Conservatory Maastricht. To gain deeper insights into Afro Cuban Percussion, Andy Reinard spent some time in Cuba in 2004, taking lessons from the Trinidad School of Music. This was followed by lessons and workshops at Roland Peil, Adam Nussbaum, Benny Greb, Eric Harings ….
Reinard plays and plays in addition to his work with Chakuza in various bands and projects (including Señor Torpedo, Ringo, Girls In Hawaii, background noise) He plays in clubs and at festival concerts throughout Europe. Since 2004 he teaches at the MUFAB and gives band and drum workshops in different contexts.
Musical influences include Beatles, Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Simon & Garfunkel, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Gadd, Tocotronic, The Roots.
Chakuza – Noah, Four Music (Sony Music) 2016