About me

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Born from a father and a mother both working in the music industry, Adrien has grown through an atypical  drum process, mostly self-taught

He begins his journey at the age of 7, in a French conservatory, learning piano, drums, and music theory. As the classic academical teaching does not fit his expectations, he decides to create his own path, following his instincts, needs, and ideas.
Looking for energy and intensity, (Travis Barker, the Rev, ) he performs in several bands within the world of punk, electronic music, metal and rock. Then stroke by the virus of groove, he continues to learn the drums within the progressive wave and fusion,  inspired by the great Gavin Harisson, Benny Greb, Mike Johnston, JP Bouvet, Stuart Copeland, Chris Coleman… 

In 2012, he creates his own Youtube channel, to present a personal version of songs he enjoys. Getting into everything, he records his performances on multi-angles, mixes his sound to fit the song, and promotes himself on the social medias. Wishing to cover many different styles (Pop, Rock, Metal, Electro, Drum’n’Bass, Rap, R’nB, international artists…),  he can either stick to the original drum part or offer a new approach. His energy and passion that you can see on his videos allow him to reach rapidly more than one million views and   be sponsored by great brands such as Roland V-Drums, TRX, Earbay… It also makes him meet many artists worldwide, with whom he collaborates on stage or studio

“I enjoy playing for artists and being creative, mixing styles and creating something original. I like Rock and Metal for the atmosphere, the energy, and progressive wave or fusion for the groove, velocity and improvisation…”

“To me, music is a matter of sharing, this is mainly why I wanted to create a blog, to present what I do, my services, share my own experience and knowledges, my drum sheets, and make tutorials around drums”

Interview (French only) : Batterie Magazine Novembre 2015 : Batterie Magazine N° 128

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11 thoughts on “About me

  1. Awesome dude
    I can do one thing at the same time,playing drums is abacadabra or hokus spokus for me.
    I like music a lot but never played instruments.
    My favorite band are the brothers mael of Sparks also Rammstein,21 pilots and everything in between.
    And that at the age of 51 haha.
    Now I listen to my spirit will go on from Dragonforce.

    good luck in a good healt mister drumking

  2. Bro I just found your YouTube channel recently. Just want to tell you. That your drumming style is awesome, and i could felt the energy in your drumming. Keep on Drumming bro. I’ll wait on your next YouTube video. Merci beaucoup

  3. Hi Adrian, I saw some of your posts on youtube clips to do with e drum noise cancelling. You said that noise eaters were very good for vibration reduction, do you still think that or how are you achieving reduction now? Sylomer method/drum riser?

    Al (Edinburgh). Loving your work btw.

  4. My son is learning Heavy Dirty Soul…what are the triangle notes that are listed on the drum sheets? My son doesn’t know what to play when it shows the triangle. Please help?

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