Ludwig Drums is immensely proud and delighted to announce that Ethan Torchio, drummer with international rock sensations and Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin, has signed as a Ludwig global artist.
20-year-old Ethan who first signed as a Ludwig Italia artist in 2018 at 17 years of age, plays Ludwig’s Vistalite drums. It is hoped the new global artist relationship will extend the opportunity for Ethan to inspire existing young drummers and encourage those who aspire to learn to play drums, worldwide.
Måneskin started out busking on the streets of Rome, then in 2017 rose to fame after coming second on Italy’s version of the TV talent show X-Factor. They have since become the most successful rock band in Italy’s history, with a host of chart-topping album and single releases worldwide, that have earned them a staggering 25 Platinum discs! 2021 has seen the band’s most successful year to date, after winning The Sanremo Music Festival and Eurovision 2021 with the song ‘Zitti E Buoni’.
Since he was a small child, it was clear Ethan possessed a natural sense of rhythm. He could always be found tapping out a beat and this led to his father giving him a drum set for Christmas at the age of 5.
By age 12, Ethan already understood that playing music was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life and with the support of his family, he immersed himself in study, developing an interest in various genres of music, starting with jazz – fusion and progressive, and drawing influence from many drummers such as Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Phil Collins, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Benny Grab and Jojo Mayer.
After finding one of his mother’s old CDs, Ethan then discovered ‘The Police’ and from that moment Stewart Copeland became his main inspiration. By age 13 Ethan had forged a keen interest in electronic music and started using Nuendo to produce arrangements and tunes to perform and practice with. However, at 15 Ethan realized that it was the time he looked to join a band and after finding a post on Facebook saying, “Looking for roman musicians,” he successfully auditioned, the band Måneskin was formed, and the rest is history!
The Ludwig Team states:
“We are proud and delighted that Ethan Torchio continues to choose to play Ludwig Drums and has signed as a Ludwig global artist. Ethan’s passion and devotion for drums is equally matched by Ludwig’s and being just 20 years old and playing for such an increasingly successful band as Måneskin, we look forward to working together to inspire the next global generation of drummers”.
“It is an honour to have the prestigious opportunity to officially become part of the superb Ludwig family, whose drums represent for me the sound that I have always sought in the process of musical creation. Words aren’t enough to describe my happiness, so I’ll wait for the music to speak. Rock ‘n’ roll never dies.”