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Aaron Solowoniuk

COUNTRY:  Canada

GROUP:  BILLY TALENT

http://www.billytalent.com

Raised in Streetsville, Ontario he began drumming at a young age. Aaron met Benjamin Kowalewicz and Jon Gallant at their high school and started a band together called “To Each His Own“. The band later met Ian D’Sa who joined to form “Pezz”. Aaron played in Pezz until after high school and in 1999, Aaron helped record 2 demo tapes, and Watoosh!, Pezz’s first full-length album with the band that would become Billy Talent.

In March 2006, he wrote a letter to the bands’ fans describing to them his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. The Billy Talent song ‘This Is How It Goes’ is written about Solowoniuk’s battle with the illness.

Since the diagnosis Aaron has become an advocate for the cure of MS and is drumming with a purpose. He has helped launch the MS Society of Canada Scholarship program and through various events titled “F.U.MS”, Aaron helps fund the scholarship program.

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BORN IN: Guelph, ON

LIVES IN: Toronto

DRUMMING SINCE: 1988

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S): Billy Talent

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: BTI II III Dead Silence

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Refused, The Shape of Punk to Come

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:. Rock am Ring 2009

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 20″ HHX Legacy Crash

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