Where I come from (or "How I hate long bios")
Mladen Dragovic (1986), Belgrade (Serbia)
But, let's get back to the beginning.
Although started playing empty cans of coffee and sugar, through my brother I began taking piano lessons when I was 6. It took a while before I got my first set of drums (13) and at that point I was already learning percussion in music school Konjovic with Dusan Vrbic.
At Stankovic high school I studied theory and percussion with Sinisa Jovic and Ivan Marjanovic, have been called up for 3 tours with YMISO (international youth orkestra today known as ESYO), won state competition awards, performed with Stankovic Percussion Ensamble, played in a large 600 student orchestra concert performing Carmina Burana, meanwhile pursuing a "rock career" with Djordje David & Gang (later Death Saw, with whom I recorded an album called "Blood Avenger"), playing in Dream Theater, Megadeth and Whitesnake tribute bands. I am a co-founder of a famous Belgrade fusion band called Gis Maj Es (with whom I have recorded one live album in 2009 "Spaced Out" and a couple singles later on) and a parody rock band called Mental Diarrhea (or Mentalna Dijareja in Serbian, who have recently released their first single "Getting old").
While I have also performed with Eurovision contender Jelena Tomasevic and a cult rock band Generacija 5 on several occasions, in 2011 I got a call to play a festival in Cyprus with a famous jazz singer Lena Kovacevic and have stayed in the band for a year, meanwhile performing with a guitarist and composer Vladan Vuckovic Paja. In 2012 I started working on a biggest Serbian TV show "Vece sa Ivanom Ivanovicem" and with the host band of that show - Ana Stajdohar. Lately, I've also been performing with The First Voice of Serbia judge and a big pop star Aleksandra Radovic and a renowned singer, dancer and TV host Aleksa Jelic.