Drums & Percussion
Thomas was born in Frankfurt in the year...well...let's leave that part out!
Let's just say he was able to pick up his sticks the year Woodstock happened. He joined his first band back in ’86 in Frankfurt (Oder) in what was then East Germany as he was able to play 'Living after Midnight' by one of his favorite bands Judas Priest.
For a time, he worked as a car mechanic but dedicated time and passion to music where he soon became noted as the top drummer on the local scene. From the 90’s until his move to Dubai in 2009 Thomas was the lead member of the band Allemann, the local specialists at covers. During this time, he played lots of festivals and the band was well booked around the city of Berlin.
After his move to Dubai he joined Fables of Cantt, his first step into the local music scene. He successfully worked with Sandstorm and Faux-asis ( UAE’s Oasis Tribute band) where he made an appearance at the legendary Rugby Sevens as the Headliner Act. During this time, he became associated with the local musicians platform, Musicians United that was formed by Vin. A musical chemistry started to form between the two when Thomas played drums for a concept event Game of Strings. But with commitments in place and a drummer already in play at Vin Sinners, although Thomas and Vin spoke about him becoming involved with Vin Sinners, nothing would come to be until early 2019 when they found that this chemistry was indeed ready to go to the next phase and Thomas Mielenz joined the Vin Sinners family.
"Thomas is a specialist. Typical German bloke. Specific, precise, correct and one of the most humble guys I've had the pleasure of working with. He so wanted to understand the history of Vin Sinners and you can tell, he's a man of incredible integrity. Everybody in the family just loves him. I am so happy to have him on board" says Vin.
Thomas is a fitness freak who finds time between leading a European construction company, cycling, a simple family and good Bavarian beer to come up with some incredibly exciting pieces of work on the drums.
- Yamaha Recording custom
- Sabian, Zyldian cymbals, Pro Mark TX707W Simon Phillips Signature Drumsticks
- Roland V-Drums
Favorite bands – Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, The Cult, Toto, Simple Minds, Spocks Beard, Flying Colors, Winery Dogs.