IT'S evident where Evan Yako's heart lies.
The hallway of his Real Rhythm Studios in Fairfield is adorned with pictures of music legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Michael Jackson and a number plate reading Mr Rhythm. It leads to his gleaming pride and joy.
"It's one of the best," the 35-year-old said of his Sonor drum kit. "For me, it's like driving a BMW, Mercedes-Benz or an Audi."
Mr Yako is among six Australian drummers sponsored by the German percussion company, Sonor.
"For any musician, it's their dream to be endorsed by an international company and as a session drummer myself, it's a dream come true," Mr Yako said.
He started his professional career a year after moving to Australia from Jordan in 1995. Mr Yako has been a session musician on 30 albums, played at festivals and on video clips, worked at schools and weddings.
He's now performing with Australian musician Kell Taylor, five-piece funk band Commander Groove and teaching music at his studio.
"Drums have now become a part of me," he said.
"It's in my body. Life is all about rhythm. Even when you're sitting down, you're heart is still beating."