Ha iniziato a suonare la batteria all'età di sei anni e ha iniziato a prendere lezioni all'età di dodici anni. Suona una grande varietà di musica e suona rock con Stoppok e il trio Ron Spielman, jazz con The Benny Greb Brass Band e Sabri Tulug Tirpan, funk con Jerobeam, reggae con Bobby McFerrin, fusion con la Norddeutscher Rundfunk Big Band sul progetto di Frank Zappa, con 3erGezimmeR e Wayne Krantz, ed punk rock acustico con Strom & Wasser.

Ha partecipato a molti festival internazionali di batteria come il Montreal Drum Fest del 2005 in Canada, l'Ultimate Drummer Weekend a Melbourne in Australia, il World Drum Festival in Germania, a Londra per il Drummer Live e al prestigioso PASIC event in Texas. Inoltre ha anche suonato al Modern Drummer Festival 2010, considerato da sempre uno dei più importanti festival internazionali del mondo della batteria.

Nel 2009 è uscito il suo DVD "The Language of Drumming" pubblicato dalla Hudson Music.



Benny Greb (born 13 June 1980 in Augsburg, Germany) is a prolific German drummer, singer and clinician. He started playing the drums at age six and began taking lessons at age twelve. He plays a large variety of music and can be seen playing rock with Stoppok [de] and The Ron Spielman Trio, jazz with The Benny Greb Brass Band and Sabri Tulug Tirpan, funk with Jerobeam, fusion with the NDR Big Band on their Frank Zappa Project, with 3erGezimmeR and Wayne Krantz, and acoustic punk with Strom & Wasser. He has also performed at the Modern Drummer Festival 2010 and at many clinics and drum festivals around the world. Greb is endorsed by Sonor Drums and has his signature snare, Remo Drum Heads, Vic Firth, and by Meinl Percussion. He developed with Meinl a signature line of Byzance Vintage Series cymbals including the "Sand Ride" and "Sand Hats," both known for their sandblasted finishes. In 2012, Meinl introduced new "Sand Crash" and "Sand Crash/Ride" cymbals to the Byzance Vintage lineup. Furthermore, Benny has a set of trash hats that he uses on the right side of his kit.

In 2009, Greb released his Hudson Music DVD "The Language of Drumming". In 2015, he released his DVD "The Art And Science Of Groove".






  • 2005: Grebfruit
  • 2009: Brass Band
  • 2013: Two Day Trio
  • 2014: Moving Parts
  • 2016: Moving Parts (Live)
  • 2017: Grebfruit 2








  • 2009: The Language of Drumming
  • 2010: Modern Drummer Festival
  • 2015: The Art & Science Of Groove


  • 2019: Wide Eyes in The Dark[3]


Greb endorses Sonor Drums

  • Sonor SQ2 Vintage Beech in "White Pearl"
  • 20" x 18" Bass Drum
  • 10" x 8" Tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor Tom
  • 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 13" x 5.75" Signature Snare (Beech)[1]

Greb endorses Meinl Percussion and Meinl Cymbals.[2]

(From Left to Right)

  • 8" Classics Bell High (used as Xhat bottom)
  • 8" Byzance Dark Splash (used as Xhat top)
  • 14” GenerationX Trash Hat China (hihat bottom)
  • 14” Byzance Sand hat (bottom used on top of the China)
  • 14” Byzance Sand hat (top)
  • 14” Generation X Trash Hat China (used underneath the crash)
  • 18” Byzance Sand Thin Crash (on top of the China)
  • 8" Classics Bell High (used as Xhat bottom)
  • 8" Generation X Electro Stack (used as Xhat top)
  • 20” Byzance Sand Ride
  • 18” Byzance Trash Crash (two pcs used as Xhat)
  • 22” Byzance Sand Crash Ride
  • Hardware – Sonor 600 Series
  • Pedals – Sonor Giant Step
  • Drum Heads – Remo
  • Sticks – Vic Firth Benny Greb Signature Sticks
  • Percussion Meinl Bongos, Cowbells and Shakers

(DVD). Including and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look. The Language of Drumming Book teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset. Benny's approach is a practical method that is based on a concept familiar to everyone: learning a language. Providing exercises for grooves, fills, independence, and more, this system progresses from rhythmic "letters" and "words" to "syntax" and "language," ultimately providing an easily understandable system that is suitable for beginning to advanced-level drummers. Included along the way are new hi-hat groove variations, dozens of ghost-note exercises, and a complete system for mastering odd groupings (3, 5, and 7) in your playing. This great package includes online audio and video for streaming or download.

Critically-acclaimed drummer Benny Greb presents the method he created and used to develop his awe-inspiring creativity, musicality, and technique. The DVDs feature explanations and demonstrations of how Greb's 24-character rhythmic alphabet can be used to develop timing, technique, dynamic control and speed even the traditional drum rudiments covering hands and feet, with and without a practise pad, and the full drumset. The book and CD follow up on the concepts on the DVDs, with exercises for grooves, fills, independence, and more. A complete system for mastering odd groupings in your playing is also included. DVD running time: 3 hours, 12 minutes.

2 DVD per la durata di oltre 3 ore che forniscono uno sguardo affascinante sulla straordinaria musicalità di Benny Greb legata alla batteria. Un approccio completo e pratico che si basa su un concetto a tutti familiare: imparare un linguaggio. All'interno, anche delle performances con Pete Lockett, la Benny Greb Brass Band e un bellissimo assolo di batteria. Sono inoltre inclusi, come bonus, un metodo in inglese, formato PDF, con esercizi tratti dal DVD, una performance con Jonny Rabb, un documentario sul tour di Benny del 2007 e una visita alle fabbriche della ProMark e della Meinl. Adatto a batteristi sia principianti che esperti il DVD è in lingua inglese con sottotitoli in italiano.