...born in 1968 in Czechoslovakia and raised in musician family. He took his first piano lessons at age of six, but his passion for rhythm and groove was stronger, so he started studying drums at fourteen years of age at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Emil started to perform professionally at age of 17, when he joined one of the most popular new wave bands in Slovakia - BANKET. Since then, he has been working as a "first call" session and touring drummer with great number of local and international artists. He also worked for major labels such as Sony/ BMG, Universal, EMI, Mute, and more. Up till now, with his unique and tight sound, he has already participated on more than eighty records, four musicals and six original soundtracks. Moreover, he appeared in various TV show house bands (e.g., Czech Pop Idol 2004 - 2006) and played thousands of gigs and international festivals.
At the present time, he works mainly as a studio/session player and touring musician.
CREDITS AND SERVICES
Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group, Iggy Pop, David Bowie), Delmar Brown (Gill Evans Orchestra, Sting), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber), Gary Bias (Earth Wind and Fire), VINX (Jungle Funk), band leader and musical director of Landgraf Gmbh Germany (musical production "Blue Jeans"2003), co-production of Henry Toth & "Big H" album Spirit of Memory (feat. Lew Soloff, Vesta Maxey), participation on export of Czech musical "Hamlet" to the U.S, readings for Abingdon Theatre company in New York (2003, 2004) with composer Janek Ledecky and arranger Martin Kumzak
Local credits (Czech Republic/Slovak Republic):
Banket, VV Systém, Adriena Bartošová, Marika Gombitová, Robo Grigorov, Miro Žbirka, Tublatanka, A conto, Ash Band, Richard Müller, Gustav Brom big band, P.S., TUTU, P.P.F, Team, Paľo Habera, Lucia Šorálová, Leona Machálková, Janek Ledecký, Henry Tóth & Big H, Demikát, Andrej Šeban, Dežo Ursíny, Ivan Král, Pajky Pajk, Deep´n Space, Burma Jones, Oskar Rozsa Quartet, Finally, RYTMUS (Král Spiš Tour), Peter Lipa Band, Marián Čekovsky band, Šani Sássi band, Chill Pill Live Band I., Otta Balage band, Dara Rolins, Marián Varga, Bára Basiková, Michal Pavlíček, Ilona Csáková, Felix Slováček Big Band, Burma Jones, Žáha, Eggnoise, CoCoCaFe, Ondřej Soukup, Anita Soul, Rado Tariška Radio band, Marco Pillo Band, Karpatskí Pastieri, InTime, Michael Kocáb, MMM
Emil loves collaborating with other musicians. If you’re looking for a top-notch musician/drummer, who will be a pleasure to work with on your tour or gig, you don’t need to look any further. Whatever your musical need, Emil is always available to get the job done with dedication and professionalism guaranteed.
You can rest assured knowing, that you’ve found a musician you can definitely rely on. With over thirty years of experience in music and ability to deliver a tight, spot-on and distinctive sound, you’ll love working with Emil. If you’re looking for a great musician to produce and track professional drum parts for your recording session, feel free to get in touch.
1988 – Banket: Druhá doba?!
1990 – Miro Žbirka: K. O.
1990 – Banket: Vpred?
1991 – Robo Grigorov: Noconi
1992 – Dežo Ursiny: Ten istý tanec
1992 – Tutu: Mr. Jazzman
1993 – Richard Stanke: Kiss the Sky
1993 – Isabelle: Odvrátená tvár
1993 – Adriena Bartošová: Blue Afternoon
1994 – Miro Žbirka: Samozrejmý svet
1994 – Dežo Ursiny: Príbeh
1994 – Monika Absolonová: Dál jen při mně stůj
1994 – Ivan Kral: Nostalgia
1994 – Andrej Šeban: Čo som dal
1995 – Peter Lipa: Naspäť na stromy
1995 – Janek Ledecký: Některý věci jsou jenom jednou
1995 – La Rubia: Fiesta
1995 – Berco Balogh: Farbami dýcha noc
1995 – Demikát: Grejtst Hic
1995 – Dežo Ursiny: Posledný pribeh -Live
1996 – The Big H: Breath
1996 – PPF: PPF
1996 – Rasťo Novotný: Prvá kvapka
1996 – Voloď: Biele miesta tiel
1997 – Janek Ledecký: Mít kliku
1999 - Rusalka Musical
1999 - Hamlet Musical
2000 – Henry Tóth: The Spirit of Memory
2000 – Team: 7edem
2000 – P. S.: Dobré ráno
2000 – Voloď: Čas, keď si sám
2000 – Pavol Habera: Boli sme raz milovaní
2000 – Pavol Habera: Habera 2
2002 – Lucia Šoralová: Zblízka
2002 – Ivan Kral: Photoalbum
2002 - Galileo Musical
2003 – Miro Žbirka: The best of 93 – 03
2003 – P. S.: Info
2004 – Petra Janů: Jsem jaká jsem
2005 – Leona Machálková: Voda divoká
2006 – Bohouš Josef and Burma Jones: Všechno má svůj čas
2006 – Henry Tóth: Breath and Blue (2CD)
2006 – P. S.: Bez zbytočných rečí
2006 – Pavol Habera: To sa stáva
2006 – Michael Foret: Forte
2007 - Eggnoise Albumen
2008 - Chill Pill One night only DVD
2008 - Müller spieva Lasicu,Lasica spieva Müllera - Lasica a Müller spievajú Filipa
2010 - Finally Myspace
2010 - Eggnoise Yolk
2013 - Eggnoise 4
2013 - Peter Lipa Návšteva po rokoch
2016 - Ramon Muzika
2019 - In Time Krajina hudby
2019 - Karpatskí Pastieri
2021 - Ivan Dimitrov And So It Is
2021 - PPF ( limited vinyl edition )
As an over twenty years long Sonor drums geek, Emil uses wide variety of Sonor drums. The most used are Delite and S-Classix Series.
Emil is well known for playing quite a few instruments, including these three beautiful custom hand-made pieces. These are 13” x 5” 26mm thick beech shell snare made by Hittrich Drums, 13" x 7 maple "F-Series Red dot Signature snare and "14” x 6,75“ maple snare with mahogany reinforcement hoops, both made by M-Drums-Miro Moskal.
Most used setup are Anatolian ´s
13" Diamond Trinity HH, 20" Emotional Flat Top Ride, 15", 17" Emotional Crashes, 18" FX, 20" Ultimate Ride ( opt. 20" Custom prototype Ride ), stack 8" cracked splash over 10" splash, but variety of Zildjians are also ready
STICKS AND DRUMHEADS
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CHECK OUT MY NEW SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM
- 13“x7“ maple block shell ( 10mm shell thickness )
- Mahogany reinforcement hoops
- Black matt finish
- Double ended tube lugs,
- Silver matt „F" badge,
- RedDot air vent
- 2,3 mm Power hoops
- Sonor Dual Glide snare strainer
- Puresound 13x24 wires
- Evans Heads fitted as standard