Fabian (28) is a young professional drummer from Germany. He graduated the pop course at the University of Music & Theatre in Hamburg and completed his drum studies at the University of Music in Osnabrück with a Bachelor of Arts. His longtime teachers were Wolf Simon and Jost Nickel, who have significantly influenced his playing. Further lessons with Ricky Lawson, Guido Jöris, Stephan Emig and the legendary studio drummer Curt Cress were also part of his studies.

Fabian works as a drummer and musical director in all popular styles of music, which leads him regularly to concerts and tours throughout Germany and half of Europe.




A few months ago I recorded 10 video episodes for ZOOM in which I talk about some advices for drummers. You can find the videos on Instagram, Facebook or on their Youtube channel. Just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQhVtE8JTxE8f2-S42zlnw


As a sideman Fabian works/worked for national and international Artists like DJ BoBo (Mystorial Arena-Tour),  Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Phunkguerilla feat. Cosmo Klein, Ayke Witt, Ingrid Arthur (Weather Girls), greenbeats, Lara Maria Gräfen, Nico Gomez, Decoy, Fresh Music Live, Edita Abdieski, Marla Glen, Jesse Ritch, Makeda, Simon Oslender, Jesse Kolb (Snap!), Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Reggie Worthy and many more. Since 2019, Panikpreis winner SEBEL has been relying on Fabian’s services on drums.

He is a permanent member of the band of up-and-coming pop-singer/songwriter K R O N E R and funk/soul group Tommy Schneller Band, which has received numerous awards for their records. With the Coverband LIVE AND FAMOUS he is playing corporate, public and private events throughout Germany.

In addition to working on stage, Fabian can also be heard on various studio and commissioned productions. From studio album, over promotional jingle to corporate campaign, everything is represented. The recording studios in which he has previously worked include Gaga Studio in Hamburg, Studiowerk Braunschweig, Watt-Matters Studio in Bielefeld, Funkhaus Studio in Berlin and DocMaKlang Studio in Osnabrück.

In 2015 the instructional book “Interactive Groove Concept” by bassist Daniel Hopf got released, in which he co-wrote.

Since 2016 he is teaching Pop-Drums at Musik- & Kunstschule Bielefeld, the biggest school for music and arts in Germany.

“The drummer should create a foundation on which the other musicians can rely on.”

Fabian is also on the road as a clinician giving workshops at music schools and drumfestivals. He was among the teachers at Drums’n’Percussion Paderborn 2018, Europe’s largest drum festival.

If one had to describe his style of playing, his drumming is always unpretentious and absolutely appropriate to the song, without losing the necessary own spice. “Every bandleader wants a drummer like Fabian!” says guitarist Gregor Hilden.

The drum magazine “STICKS” writes about him: “If you want to get some inspiration from the brilliant drumming, you should not miss the album “Rise Up”. Because drummer Fabian Koke shows great cinema of a playfully imaginative master class.“

Fabian is exclusively supported by:

Yamaha Drums, Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals, VicFirth Sticks, Aquarian DrumheadsMr. Muff, Audix Microphones, Duende Percussion, Zoom ProductsAhead Armor Cases.

Reviews &


These interviews are available for download:


“The jazz rockers play at a musically high level. That sounds cool and genuine handmade and directs the view of a cheeky funky trio, who pulls the whole register of a dynamic fusion-mixture (…) Great cinema shows here drummer Fabian Koke, who not only excels technically, but also with inventiveness .“

Mindener Tageblatt:

(…) Particularly impressive is the performance of the 21-year-old drummer Fabian Koke, who already has an amazing technique, moves the trio confidently forward at any time and enriches the sound with all sorts of effects, rhythmic fills and loose and precise side thrusts (…). „

Drums & Percussion:

“On the album there is very energetic, dirty, imaginatively arranged and also virtuously played electro-funk of the first quality class (…) If some other album of one of the supposedly great would have this energy and goodness! (…) A real find!

Music: 5 out of 5 stars, Drumming: 5 out of 5 stars”


“Each musician brings in his own character here, and so creates a musical fireworks of the extra class.“


“If you want to get some inspiration from the brilliant drumming, you should not miss the album” Rise Up “. Because drummer Fabian Koke shows great cinema of a playfully imaginative master class.“



Yamaha Drums
(Hybrid Maple, Live & Tour Custom)

Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
(Traditional, Hamer, Legend & Origin Dark)

VicFirth Drumsticks
(5b Extreme)

Aquarian Drumheads 
(Jack DeJohnette, Super 2 & Super Kick)

Duende Percussion
(Cajon Duo)

Mr. Muff
(Muffkopf standard)

Audix Microphones
(D6, D2, D4, i5, ADX51)


Ahead Armor Cases


Through a cooperation with the Watt Matters Studio, Fabian has the opportunity to record his drums in an outstandingly well-sounding space. Over the years, he has played on several productions in this studio, which is why one of his sets is always on site.

Please send inquiries to info@fabian-koke.de. Sound examples can also be requested by mail.


10.01.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band    
Bad Salzuflen | Bahnhof

25.01.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Senden | Steverhalle

15.02.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Twist | Heimathaus

01.03.2019 x KRONER
Hannover | Targobank

06.04.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osnabrück | Lionsclub

27.04.2019 x KRONER
Braunschweig | Eule

17.05.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Osnabrück | Maiwoche

28.05.2019 x SEBEL “Windstärke 10” Tour
Dresden | Mora-Bar

01.06.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band

Münster | Hafenfest

23.06.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Dortmund | DEVK Mitarbeiterparty

05.07.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Ratingen | Ratingen Festival

17.07.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Düsseldorf | Rheinkirmes

10.08.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Pinneberg | Summerjazz Open-Air

26./27.08.2019 x Solo Perfomance
Paderborn | Schloss Neuhaus

06.09.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Helmstedt | Stadtfest

26.09.2019 x KRONER
Braunschweig| Braunschweigsche Stiftung

14.10.2019 x Florian Pritsch
DBE-Audio Studio | Solo-Album Recording

19.10.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osnabrück | Privat Event 

15.11.2019 x KRONER
Hannover | Faust

29.11.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Brilon | Sparkasse



11.01.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band  
Emsdetten | Stroetmann’s Fabrik

26.01.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Cloppenburg | Kulturbahnhof

16.02.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Telgte | Bürgerhaus

02.03.2019 x Robert Ribeau
Bremen | Videodreh

18.04.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Cuxhaven | Hapag-Halle

10.05.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
München | Ärztekongress

26.05.2019 x SEBEL “Windstärke 10” Tour
Frankfurt | Nachtleben

29.05.2019 x SEBEL “Windstärke 10” Tour
Berlin | Auster-Club

15.06.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Delmenhorst | Stadtfest

28.06.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Herford| Hoekerfest

06.07.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Schafflund | Schafflund Open-Air

02.08.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Detmold | geschlossene Veranstaltung

17.08.2019 x DECOY
Berlin | Firmenevent

30.08.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osterode | Firmenevent

13.09.2019 x DIJACO Bigband
tba | tba

27.09.2019 x KRONER
Braunschweig| Braunschweigsche Stiftung

15.10.2019 x Florian Pritsch
DBE-Audio Studio | Solo-Album Recording

08.11.2019 x KRONER
Bielefeld | Movie

16.11.2019 x KRONER
Braunschweig | Stereowerk

13.12. 2019 x DECOY
Köln | tba



19.01.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osnabrück | Ball der Universität

14.02.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Heilbronn | Altes Theater

22.02.2019 x KRONER
Braunschweig | Braunschweigsche Stiftung

04.04.2019 x DECOY
Zürs | Robinson Club

21.04.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osnabrück | Osterparty

11.05.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Ravensburg | Zehntscheuer

27.05.2019 x SEBEL “Windstärke 10” Tour
Hamburg | Prinzenbar

30.05.2019 x SEBEL “Windstärke 10” Tour
Recklinghausen | Moondock

22.06.2019 x KRONER
Göttingen | geschlossene Veranstaltung

29.06.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Melle | Stadtfest

13.07.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Lettland | Ventspils Jazzfestival

03.08.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Hohwacht | Jazzfestival

23.08.2019 x DECOY
Versmold | Stadtfestival

31.08.2019 x DIJACO Bigband
tba | tba

14.09.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Rheine | Stadtfest

28.09.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Bielefeld | Ball der FH des Mittelstandes

16.10.2019 x Florian Pritsch
DBE-Audio Studio | Solo-Album Recording

09.11.2019 x Tommy Schneller Band
Rietberg | Cultura

28.11.2019 x LIVE AND FAMOUS
Osnabrück | Ball Osnabrück Halle

14.12.2019 x DECOY
Frankfurt | tba








For questions or requests for gigs, studio work or workshops, please send an e-mail to the following address: