Philippe Pinard - Vaudou Drums
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Philippe Pinard

Ma nationalié: Québécois

Mes mentors: Thomas Lang, Vincent Boudreau

Mes influences musicales: Streetlight Manifesto, The Offspring, Arseniq33, Gutter Demons, The Hives, Pixies, Blink 182, The Planet Smashers, The Weakerthans

Trait de personnalité: Agressif et expressif quand je joue, social en groupe et introverti le dimanche.

Mes sports préférés: Longboard, moto, parachute, vélo de montagne et tout autre activités qui me donne de l’adrénaline.

Mon casque musical/écouteur préféré: Apple EarPods

Mes souliers préférés: Gram Shoes

Un “drink” que j’aime prendre après un spectacle: Eau de coco

Combien je possède d’ensemble de percussion: 2

Pourquoi Vaudou Drums: Je suis fière de représenter une compagnie québécoise lorsque je pars en tournée à l’international. Vaudou Drums est une équipe à l’écoute et ils sont en mesure de répondre à mes besoins spécifiques de batteur.

Biography

Philippe Pinard was introduced to his passion for music at 5 years old through a music education program at elementary school where he started playing violin. He then learned piano and the trombone, but opted for drums at 13. After learning and practicing in his parents’ basement for a few years, Phil played with a few underground music bands.

It’s in 2008 that Phil was asked to replace The Brains’ drummer in a Canadian tour. He then officially joined the group in 2014 as Phil The Beast. Since then, he has been on many Canadian tours with The Brains and recorded a new album in 2015 (Out in the Dark).

When Phil does not play music, he runs an animation and visual effects company
(Wolfgang Animation). He looks after different projects for his band, for example, video clips (Out in the Dark and The Witch), he created and maintains the band’s website, and put into place The Brains’ online boutique.

As The Beast’s craving for music never stops, he also likes teaching music on his spare times, and has been learning how to scratch vinyl records.

This is just a beginning… Other projects to come!

My Vaudou Drums kit / Technical Specifications

Serie: Custom Drums

Dimensions

  • Tom : 13”/9”
  • Floor Tom : 16”/15”
  • Bass Drum : 22”/16”

Cymbals

  • Hi-Hat : Sabian HHX – Banda Turca – 13”
  • Left Crash : Sabian HHX – X-Treme Crash – 18”
  • Right Crash : Sabian HHX – Suspended – 19”
  • Ride : UFIP – Experience Series – 24”