Udo Demandt was born in 1969 in Germany. He grew up in a family of music lovers and started playing the drums at the age of eight. He studied world music (drums and percussion) at the Conservatorium in Rotterdam (Rotterdam World Music Academy) and has been on study trips to Santiago de Cuba, Istanbul and Andalucía (Spain).
Since 1997 he has performed throughout Europe and collaborated on tours in Africa and Asia with various groups (flamenco, samba, afro, latin-jazz). His versatility and extraordinary musical talents have made him a very well-known percussionist in the Netherlands and beyond.