Felix Bohnke

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Felix Bohnke
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Felix after Avantasia show in 2010
Background information
Birth name Felix Bohnke
Born (1974-09-02) 2 September 1974 (age 42)
Germany
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Edguy
Avantasia
Taraxacum
Khymera
Saints & Preachers
Website felixbohnke.de

Felix Bohnke, born 2 September 1974, is the drummer of heavy metal band Edguy. He joined the band just before they recorded the album Theater of Salvation in 1998. Before joining Edguy he was a member of German band Saints & Preachers.[1] In 2001, he was a guest drummer and later in 2003, a member of the band Taraxacum along with Edguy bassist Tobias Exxel.[2]

Fellow band members (and some fans) refer to him as "Alien Drum Bunny," referenced in the song "Save Us Now" from the album Mandrake. This is also the reason that his drum solo on the live album Burning Down the Opera is called the "Solitary Bunny Drum Solo."

He was the live drummer for Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet's project Avantasia during their 2008, 2010 and 2013 world tours and recorded some tracks on the 2010 albums The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon.

In 2015, Felix was invited to be the drummer of melodic rock project Khymera, led by bassist/vocalist/producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Unisonic). He recorded drums for their last album called The Grand Design.

In 2016, Felix was announced as the permanent drummer for Avantasia, recording all tracks on the album Ghostlights.[3]

Discography[edit]

Edguy[edit]

Taraxacum[edit]

  • Spirit of Freedom (2001)
  • Rainmaker (2003)

Avantasia[edit]

Khymera[edit]

  • The Grand Design (2015)

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