Giom

PREP

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2013

Main Affiliations
PREP
George Fitzgerald

Other Affiliation
Alice Russell

Website
www.giom.co.uk

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„My heroes’ cymbals, my first ever set, my current pop, rock and electronic sets are all from Paiste. Paiste is my sound, it’s part of me and there is no alternative.“

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Biography

Guillaume was born in Niort, France and started playing drums at age 14. Firmly resolved to a music career, he moved to London in 1997 and joined the London College of Music. Since graduating he has juggled a drumming career playing and recording for the likes of Alice Russell, Kasabian, Joey Negro, Odyssey and many more as well as maintaining a hectic schedule as a DJ and electronic music producer. Since 2015 his main focus has been his own band PREP which, since their first song Cheapest Flight came out in 2015, has become an underground success in South-East Asia, regularly playing to adoring fans and ranking 10s of millions of plays on Spotify and Youtube. Guillaume is also the drummer of choice for techno maestro George Fitzgerald and has been a full time member of his live band since 2017.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, defined with strong presence. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Balanced feel, very responsive. Distinct, dry stick sound. Muted, trashy, hissing open sound. Crisp, dry, clapping chick. Lively, dynamic hi-hat that also works well as an auxiliary hi-hat.

  • Sounds