Photos by Sarah Hermans

Self-taught twenty-one year old illustrator Suzie Vanstiphout from Belgium, currently living in London, started playing drums at the age of 17. Well, to be honest, the age of 11. The drums were her first instrument of choice in music class, but she was asked to drop out after refusing to attend several mandatory theory lessons. A natural love for music led her to pick up her dad’s guitar a few years later. Having had a taste of the possibilities that come with mastering an instrument, and discovering that her sense of rhythm was better than her sense of melody, she returned to her first love, the drums. She plays in a two-piece rock band with her friend and high school prom-date, GUN. She cites her favourite drummers being Matt Helders and Ali Bartlett.

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