Olivier Beaudoin (CA)
Paiste Artist Since May 2010
18" Alpha Rock China
20" Alpha Metal Ride
18" Alpha Metal Crash
10" Alpha Metal Splash
17" Alpha Metal Crash
14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats
Oli Beaudoin was born in 1984. He began playing drums at the age of twelve, fooling around in various musical projects until he moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2000. From that point, he decided to follow the musical guidance of local top drum instructors and dove into different musical genres like jazz, blues, funk and latin to develop his own approach to rock and metal drumming. In 2002, he started working as a private drum instructor as well as playing as a session drummer for several bands in the Montreal area (ETERNAL BURDEN, OVIF, among others).
He formed the alternative metal band STAREBLIND in 2006 and then joined the metalcore formation ENDAST in 2007 to help support a pan-Canadian tour for the release of their second studio album Odds Against Tomorrow. Things heated for him in 2009, as STAREBLIND released their first full-length album “Something Left Unexplained”, considered as one of the most innovative Canadian alternative metal albums of 2009. Coming right back from a gig as a percussionist for HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’s cruises to Alaska in the summer of 2009, he parted ways with his original band to join as a full time member the Montreal technical metal formation NEURAXIS (Prosthetic Records). NEURAXIS then entered the studio in early 2010 to record their groundbreaking sixth effort called “Asylon” which was released in February 2011.
After 2 North American assaults with headliners DEICIDE and SEPULTURA during spring 2011, Oli will be leaving his home country again in autumn 2011 for a South American tour with Austrian Metal Act BELPHEGOR before appearing as a clinician for the MONTREAL DRUMFEST 2011.
Olivier Beaudoin is currently endorsed by MAPEX drums, AXIS pedals, EVANS drumheads, PURESOUND snare wires, REGAL TIP drumsticks and SENNHEISER microphones.