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Sam Neumann



Musical Background : Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Percussion

Other Instruments : Piano, Bass and Guitar

Musical Projects Outside Liva : Trophy Wives, Last Call

Influences : Matt Garstka, Dave Grohl, Gavin Harrison, Jordan Mancino, Thomas Haake, Lemmy (R.I.P), Joey Jordison

Favorite groups, musicians and writers : Animals as Leaders, Ne Obliviscaris, Foo Fighters, Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Meshuggah, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Revocation

The First Record That I Bought : American Idiot - Green Day

Five Best Albums : Chimaira - Chimaira, Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I, Cannibal Corpse - Torture, Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity, Slipknot - Iowa

Best Cut by Liva : Sleep, The Last Word, Kyrie, Domine Jesu, Tuba Mirum

Getting Ready for a Show : Warm up hand and feet exercises, stretches, a couple of push-ups, anything to get the blood pumping!

On What Stage Would You Like to Perform : Wembley Stadium, someday.

Worst Stage Nightmare : Breaking drum heads or other gear with no replacements, worse than dying.

Most Memorable/Best Moments on Stage : When my band Last Call played the Orientation Week concert at my school, one of our biggest crowds and biggest stages! It was a night I’ll never forget.