First of all, I learned that the best way for me is to accept the struggle. I'm not gonna fight or deny it. Depending on if it's music related or not, my strategy varies. If it's music related, I step aside from playing Drums / making music for a few days. I ride my bike in nature, talk to good friends, read a book, etc. Just to get away. And then, when I calmed down and am able to think clearly, I will find a solution. If it's not music related, I will play Drums and make music. This helps every time, refreshes my brain and thoughts, and shows me, how lucky I am to have this gift of making/creating Music. That will remain, no matter what the problem is. So it puts every other thing in perspective. And to remember the fact, that I am very lucky to be born in a country where nobody is shooting at me, and I have enough to eat. That helps to find a solution.
Michael Wolpers started playing Drums at the age of 20. Before that, he was really into playing soccer. After a few years of practicing, things started to develop and he did a all kind of studio jobs.
Michael also had appearances on Frankfurt Musikmesse for Sonor in the years 2001-2003, and on the Paiste Booth in 2006, and did Clinics in the years 2003-2004 for both companies.
In 2006 he hit the international scene with SOUL DOCTOR in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden and England, for example on some of the biggest Festivals, like "Sweden Rock" in 2007, "United Forces of Rock" in 2007, "Firefest" in 2007" and "Bang your Head" in 2006.
Since then, he played at the 70.000 tons of Metal Cruise with Victory, and most of the big International Festivals such as Waken Open Air (2015 and 2018), the Czech Masters Of Rock, Sweden Rock again in 2017, St. Petersberg and Moscow, to name a few, with Running Wild.