Biography (English)

Biography – Harry Reischmann

Harry Reischmann DVD 2012

Harry Reischmann 2012

Professional drummer Harry Reischmann is internationally known for his work with Sarah Brightman, GREGORIAN, BONFIRE, …
His fire show has also earned him respect as a international solo drummer. Drum Lessons, Drum Workshop, Studio Work and his YouTube activities are more important pillar of the work of Harry Reischmann.



But let’s start from the beginning:
Harry Reischmann was born on 09/15/1977 in Neu-Ulm. As music in his family had always been essential (his father Hans plays the saxophone, clarinet and violin and has been on tour as a professional musician all over Europe for 10 years and is leading his own Band for over 50 year‘s,
his mother Sonja plays the accordion, his sister Petra the clarinet, saxophone and is conducting her own choir and his brother Andi is playing bass and the guitar and is leading his own Band ), it was clear quite soon that Harry would pursue a career as a musician.

From early childhood, the drums were Harry Reischmann’s favorite instrument.

Before, at the age of about 7, Harry learned to play the clarinet, and already, after a very short time period, performed in public for the first time with the Jugendkapelle Neu-Ulm and his family’s Klarinetten-Trio (that is, together with his father and sister) and with the age of 9 with the City Orchester Neu-Ulm.

Hans Reischmann, Petra Reischmann und Harry Reischmann ca. 1987

In 1990, Harry Reischmann followed his true destiny and started playing the drums. Already after 2 weeks with the first live shows. At the age of fifteen, Harry quit the school and started working as a professional drummer. Teaching and playing in various bands.

His first professional job as a drummer was with the dance and show – Band of Harry’s Dad „City Swingtet“. 2018 was the 50th Anniversary of the Band. And Harry is still playing with his Dad and Brother toghether in this Band.

Harry Reischmann can proudly look back on more than 3300 live-gigs, in over 30 Countrys on 4 Continents: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Hungary, Czech republik, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Italy, France, USA, China, Finland, Dubai, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Israel, U.K., Belarus, Canada, ….

Many CD and DVD recordings and Shows for TV and Cinema are also important Parts of Harry’s Work

Since about 1993, Harry Reischmann has been giving drum lessons, Pivate in his own drumschool in Öpfingen (between Ulm and Ehingen)

Harry Reischmann uses drumsticks manufactured by AGNER, LiTe Stix and GLASTICKS. And use Inear Headphons by Vision Ears

He published the drum teaching book „ Double Bass für den Banddrummer“

In 2007, he publishes his Solo-DVD “Live in Concert” and in 2009 the drums Play Along “Christmas Drums“.

A selection of bands and artists Harry Reischmann has worked with Live or in the studio over the years: Sarah Brightman, Gregorian, Yoshiki, Bonfire, Vincent Niclo, EZ Livin, Narcis, K. P. Schweizer, SKIBBE, Hämatom, Mario Frangoulis, Rock The Big Band, Thilo Wolf, Solemnity, Number Nine, Mad Mixx, City Swingtett, Big Band Ulm, Justice, Dorian Opera, Donaumusikanten, Warty, Dark blue inc, Hombre Loco, Stormwitch, Musical Nonnsense, Metropolis,…

Current projects: Sarah Brightman (, GREGORIAN (, AXEperience, ROCK THE BIG BAND, DONAUMUSIKANTEN, Harry Reischmann & Friends, Workshops, fire- and Solo-Show and of course with severall projects live and in the studio.

Of course, he is always open for new projects and ideas. You need a drummer for recordings, Live-Shows, a Tour, a Soloshow or would like to make a Workshop?

Then write to Harry Reischmann: