I started playing drums very young, at 5 years old. When I was 10 years old, I joined my first jazz band, my favorite kind of music, and already played as semi-professional musician for private events. I integrated to the National Conservatory of Saint Maur region in classical percutions section at 17 years old. After I started playing professionally with various bands and when I moved to Paris, I played with Magic Malik, HWI project orchestra, Human Spirit. Then I was on stage with a lot of artists like Saï Sa, Tribal Jam, Alan Stivell, Papa Wemba or Alpha Blondy. As a touring drummer for Faudel and Marc Lavoine, I also collaborated with songwriter Stephen Bishop. I also participated in several studio albums for French «Nouvelle Star » and Star Academy Belgium candidates, Idir… Recently, I participated in the musical shows 'Welcome to Woodstock' and 'Emilie Jolie'. New projects are being prepared for 2020/2021 with UOMOMUSIC and TRANZ DENIED in particular.
What is it you like so much about playing Pearl Drums?
Having fun, sharing music with friends and keeping the beat.
Which drummer/band influenced you most into playing drums?
Drummers : STEWART COPELAND, MANU KATCHE, PACO SERY,ANDRE CECCARELI, LATABI DIOUANI, DAVID FALL, JEAN PHILIPPE FANFANT, PETER ERSKINE , WELMAN and many more….
Bands & performers : POLICE, LEVEL42, ROBERT PALMER, MARVIN GAYE, DAVID BOWIE , STEELY DAN, U2
Who in your mind are the drummers of tomorrow, who has caught your eye?
LAWRENCE CLAYS for his musicality
What do you like most about being a drummer?
The groove, the musicality, being at the service of the musicians I play with and spotlighting them.
What is the worst thing to happen to you during a show?
I fel off the stage platform after a tom roll at the end of a song. Every one laughed but me cause it was a 3 foot fall….But I came back on stage and did my tom roll again
What do you practice and for how long?
I don’t practice anymore out of my bands rehearsals
What is your best advice to a young player wanting to make it in this industry?
Listen as much music and drummers as you can and go see them live. Share with musicians, work hard, be sincere and most of all : have fun !
If you had the chance to play drums for another artist who would it be?
I would have loved to play with Robert Palmer or David Bowie.
And I’d be more than happy to perform with Daft Punk, David Samborn, Lewis Taylor and Citizen Cope
He always played Pearl Drums because they always matched with the way he listens to music.