Born in Aug 20, 1981, Diaolei picked up the
drum sticks in his early teen. Due to the limitation of condition,
this passionate young drummer had to ride on a bicycle for two and
half hour everyday to his uncle’s factory, in order to find a place
to practice drumming without being complained by neighbors. After
working deadly hard on chops and techniques, and learning from different
kind of music for years, Diaolei developed himself as a versatile
drummer with great dynamics and virtuosity.
In 2000, Diaolei got a call from a local
famous band Honey Gun, hence he joined the band till now. With the
band touring around the area, Diaolei drew much attention from both
audiences and producers. Not long after Dieolei joining in Honey
Gun, the band recorded 3 singles and his playing was highly appreciated
Because of his outstanding behavior in Honey
Gun, Diaolei obtained bigger reputation in rock music scene. He
started getting calls from other bands like Overload, Spring and
Fall, Heaven. As a hard worker ever, Diaolei either worked with
these bands as live drummer or played in the studio as session player.
Meanwhile, Diaolei was also a well-known drummer among the young
generation of session drummers. He appeared in a bunch of big-shots’
albums, such as Pushu, Zhouxun, Shuimunianhua, Zhengjun, Laolang,
Diaolei is experienced in playing live, his
live performance is profoundly influenced by rock giants from Tommy
Lee to Chat Smith. As a new generation, Diaolei blows off your mind
with his unbelievable double bass blast, delights your eyes with
stick tricks, rocks your soul with his every single confident hit.
100 gigs per year is rarely seen among the new generation of Chinese
drummers, no mention numerous sessions.
Dieolei currently is working on his own project
Honey Gun, the band is gonna record the debut album in the coming
months, and a Malaysia、Taiwan tour is on the schedule afterward.
Except for Honey Gun, Diaolei will also appear in the lineup of
Overload’s unplugged concert, Zhengjun’s Beijing Stadium concert,
Overload 4th album, Heaven’s 5th album, Spring and Fall’s album.
Diaolei quite enjoys the heavy schedule as a busy drummer, his whole
life is dedicated into what makes life larger and louder.