Sander Owen grew up in Skien, Norway. He started playing the drums at age five, under the influence of Omar Hakim, Manu Katche, Jeff Porcaro, Dennis Chambers, Peter Erskine, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Bernard Peardy, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins, Tony Williams, and Billy Cobham.
At fifteen, he started doing professional work—jazz clubs, cruise ships (Hurtigruta), wedding/cover/church bands, and teaching. He went on to study at the SVG School, where he graduated with top grades in drums.
After graduation, he moved to Oslo, where he produced music for The Red Cross, Keith Floyd (the famous TV chef), Gyldendal, TV Norge, and Norsk Film.
He eventually moved to Los Angeles, USA, where he recorded drums with Kevin Moore (Dream Theater), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Matt Malley (Counting Crows), and Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea). He also performed at The Whisky a Go Go, The Musician's Institute, and The Baked Potato.
He currently resides in El Paso, Texas, where he has his own recording studio.