Martin Smit

I was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

My introduction to drums started with my nephew playing a drum solo in the pastor’s house.  I was in primary school at the age of 10 and what an amazing eye opener it was.  Needless to say, I bought my first drum kit at

the age of 17, after working for a friend’s mother during school holidays and even performed extra chores at home just to save as much money as possible!  :)

I have a natural feel for music,  Drum beats and rhythms originated from both sides of my family.  Among my peers I’m known as the “Drum master”.

I joined a church band in 2010 and a member there – Conrad – introduced me to Alvain and thus I joined the ”family” in 2011.  And what a wonderful learning curve and experience it’s been.  Since that year it’s been growing from strength to strength.

My music style is influenced by the following drummers: Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), James Casselle (Asking Alexandria), Brent Teddie (Crown the Empire) and Travis Barker (Blink 182)

I’m currently studying my Bachelor of Accounting Science in Financial Accounting at the University of South Africa and finished my articles of 4 years at an auditing firm, to qualify as a Professional Accountant.  In my spare time you will find me mostly on my drum kit practicing or listening to music or having a good time with friends.

“I do what I love, that’s why I love what I do”






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