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Ryan Van Poederooyen
Devin Townsend Project - Canada


Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen is a young, ambitious drummer from Vancouver, Canada. He is the drummer for Devin Townsend in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-Current) and was the drummer for the now defunct Devin Townsend Band (2002-2007). Ryan also play's drums for the experimental metal band Terror Syndrome (2007-Current) and the Progressive Rock Band - Ten Ways (2008 to Current). Additionally, Ryan is a professional live and studio session drummer and teaches drum lessons privately, via Long and McQuade Educational Music Centres in Vancouver, BC and on for when he is on tour.

Ryan has done studio sessions for producers Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry, Hedley), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback, Faber Drive), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban, Delight), among many others and has recorded multiple studio albums for several signed artists in various musical genres over the past 15 years.

He has recorded drums for five Devin Townsend Records:

Devin Townsend Band, “Accelerated Evolution” (2003)
Devin Townsend Band “Synchestra” (2006)
Devin Townsend Project “Addicted” (2009)
Devin Townsend Project “Deconstruction” (2011)
Devin Townsend Project "Epicloud" (2012)

He also has appeared in three Devin Townsend live DVD/Blu-Rays:

Devin Townsend Band "Safe Zone" (2005)
Devin Townsend Project "By a Thread" (2012)
Devin Townsend Project "The Retinal Circus" (2013)

Currently, Ryan is recording and touring the world with the Devin Townsend Project. He has toured many countries around the globe playing venues with capacities ranging from 1000 - 5000+ people nightly, up to huge festival shows in front of 20,000 to 60,000+ people. Ryan has toured all of Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA, Canada, Russia, and Japan, with new areas being added every year.


Equipment Configuration

Reference Series:
Arctic White (109)

22x18 bass drum x2
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum
14x5 Reference Series snare drum