Biography

BORN IN: Saint Maurice, France

LIVES IN: Paris, France

DRUMMING SINCE: As far back as I can remember

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Mokhtar Samba, Paco Sery, Steve Jordan, Queslove, Will Kennedy, Terreon Gully, Tony Allen, Brice Wassy, Karim Ziad, André Ceccarelli, Mark Guiliana, Ricky Lawson, Jojo Mayer, Dennis Chambers, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Adam Deitch, Gene Lake, … any many more !

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: The Krooks Feat: Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note, Screaming Headless Torsos) And Electric Togoland from Amen Viana.

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Peter Gabriel SO, Pheonix Lisztomania

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Anytime I'm onstage or in the studio.

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: My Artisan Ride light 22” and my O-zone Evolution 16

 

Davy start playing at 3. He began studies with drummer Mokhtar Samba (Joe Zawinul, Salif Keita, Santana) at the age of 15. Will follow a tour of 2 years with Eddy Louiss (Michel Pettrucciani, Stan Getz, Richard Galliano, Nougaro) in 18 years, and replaces Paco Sery at a moment's notice … Davy will settle down in Paris and will have the opportunity to play, turn and record with among others: John Legend, Cris Cab, Jenifer, M Pokora, Axel Bauer, Jain, Anaïs, Raul Paz, Chico et les Gypsi King, Amel Bent, Souad Massi, Toumast, Sophie Tapie, Andréa Durand, Check Tidiane Seck, Daby Toure, Claude Barzotti, Camille BazBaz, Hadrien Féraud, Nono « Norbert Krief », Alain Debiossat,Natalia M King, Aniansha, Soria, Nina Attal, Iness Mezel, Touré Kunda, Eddy Louiss, Shirley Souagnon, Anne Roumanoff, Faf Larage, Totogo, Stéphane Patry, Rémy Chaudagne Trio, Cédric Hanriot, Philippe Bussonnet, Hilaire Penda, Moh Kouyaté, Kandy Guira, Amen Viana, King Mensah, Diogal, Charles Kely, Grégory Privat, Arthur.C, Romain Labaye, Juan Rozoff, Opé Smith, Jacob Diboum, Les Jumeaux de Masao, Dora Live Band, Nataly Andria, Jacob Desvarieux, Philippe Sellam, Gilles Renne, Aly Keita, Boogaloo Zoo, Moh Kouyaté,  Snow Owl The Blue Road (Juan Garcia Herreros), …

He create his band "THE KROOKS" with a special guest Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Screaming Headless Torsos)

Davy also teaches in M.A.I (Music Academy International) since 2005, And the opportunity had to make several master class and clinics : TamTam drum festival, Musikmesse, Breizh Drum Session, Drumming Lab Paris, International Drum Summer Camp, Music Evolution, CMA, MLC Marseille, .... He has performed alongside such drummers as : Will Calhoun, Mike Terrana, Thomas lang, Aquieles Priester, Gavin Harrison, Damien Schmitt,  Benny Greb, Billy Ward, Jim Chapin, Mokhtar Samba, Rob Hiron, Paul Hose, Dom Famularo, …

Committed to performing on the best equipment,Davy endorses SABIAN cymbals, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, Evans drumheads, ProMark drumsticks and LP Percussion.

 

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