I am Peter Suoss and, you are on my website. Music is in my life, from a very early start. My dad played drums in a cover band in the 60's and 70's. This picture is me behind his drumkit at an age of 2 years.
As a little boy, I wanted a drum kit myself, but the nearest thing I could have to that, was becoming a tambour maitre in a band. All kinds of instruments were interesting, and even becoming a DJ for a few years, I took up as an interest. All different styles and genres where interesting. I started to go out, but instead of going to only one club, I went to a diverse kind of venue's in the weekend. Starting with a real discotheque, to a venue that only played New Wave and Punk, and then to a place where Hard Rock and Heavy Metal was mainly played. Never fitted in 100%, but never felt rejected either.
At 20 years I was really hit by the music virus. And it stayed on since that age. I started out in a band, that eventually took the name 'Hammerhoids' I larned how to play bass, by the guitarist's telling me, 'play four times on the top string and 3rd fret by pushing that 'G' with your index finger, go to the 5th fret, push it down with your ring finger or pinky, an 'A' and play that 4 times too. Then go one string down with your pinky and play the note 'D' 8 times and start over again'. I also got my first recordings with that band. From live playing, but also in a 4-track studio that was starting out.
You get the picture, right?!? But it was a lot of fun, and with a few beers on the side made the hardship less difficult. I learned the basics of playing bass in a band and that was it. Not really 'high level' music, although we thought we were 'the best'. Rock stars wannabee's. But that is a different story for another time.