I am Thomas Waltrich, a dedicated musician from the cultural heart of Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. My musical journey began at age twelve playing drums in my garage leading me to study Jazz and Contemporary Music at Monash University from 2012 to 2015 under the guidance of highly regarded Australian drummers Dave Beck, Tony Floyd, and Danny Fischer.

My philosophy is centered around the belief that the process itself is the product. This comes to life in my live performances on Twitch, where each session is an exploration of technique, musicality and creativity. Beyond the live stage, I distill these experiences into digestible content for YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels, sharing snippets of performances and insights into the world of drumming and music.

My professional experience is as diverse as my musical interests, encompassing genres such as folk, free improvisation, indie, post-rock, jazz, and punk hardcore. Whether I am collaborating as a session musician, touring with bands, or producing complete albums, my commitment to music is unwavering.

Artists like The Necks and Paolo Angeli have shown me the beauty of improvisation. Their influence has taught me to let appreciate sound in all its forms.

Bands such as Karnivool, The Mars Volta, and Meshuggah have left a profound impact on me, their complex rhythms and bold, energetic style has encouraged me to push my musical limitations.

The authenticity and innovation of Björk, Julie Christmas, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor continues to inspire me. They remind me to stay strong in my convictions as a artist in the face of criticism and judgement.

I invite you to join me on this musical journey. Together, let’s explore the highs and lows of the musical process and value the privilege of making music.