Werner von Waltsleben is a South African drummer based in beautiful Cape town but was originally from a small town where his father bought him his first drum kit at the age of 17. Werner never looked back from there and set his sights on being a full time musician.

After finishing high school and his studies he got his first big job to tour Europe with SAMA award winning band, K.O.B.U.S. After he came back he also studied under Johnny Clegg’s legendary drummer, Barry van Zyl. Werner then moved to the city where more studio and live opportunities came across his path and today he has performed and recorded with acts such as Matthew Mole, BEAST, Karen Zoid, Arno Carstens, Farryl Purkiss, Sannie Fox, Macstanley, Lucy Kruger, Louise Day, Machineri, Connell Cruise and more.

Werner is also proudly endorsed by Sonor Drums, Pro Mark Sticks and Evans Drumheads.

  • Dean

    Werner also started out playing metal…better than anyone else.

  • Lauren Deer Brains Bubb