Mikael Grönroos


Born: 1970, Karlskrona, Sweden

Started playing the drums at the age of twelve and got the first drum kit a couple of years later. Mainly self-taught at the beginning but later on studied at the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles and at the Music Conservatory in Stockholm. Played many styles and in many bands.

Private life

Apart from drumming, other interests are: history (mainly WWII), playing football, playing and designing boardgames. Has released two boardgames with the game company Mikugames. Lives with a fiancée and two Ragdoll cats in a house outside Eskilstuna. Currently working at the library.


Drum Workshop and Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, LP-percussion, Vic Firth sticks, Nord Drum electronics and Remo drum heads.

Inspirational drummers

Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Per Lindvall, Pierre Moerlen, Jeff Porcaro, Carlos Vega, Ian Mosley, among others.

Favourite music

Mike Oldfield, Alan Parsons (Project), Saga, Marillion, Toto, Secret Garden, Andreas Vollenweider, John Williams and Hans Zimmer to name a few.