GROUP: Electro Deluxe
BORN IN: Liege (Belgium)
LIVES IN: Argenteuil
DRUMMING SINCE: 30 years
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Steve Jordan, Mike Clark, Brian Blade, Adam Deitch, Quest Love…
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Electro Deluxe “Circle”
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Secrets” Headhunters
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: HHX Legacy Ozone Ride
Arnaud began playing the drums at the age of 10. He studied in his hometown at the Bruxelles Conservatory of Music with Bruno Castellucci and graduated to the International Music Academy in Nancy, France. Arnaud finished his studies at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood in Paris with Andre Charlier, Franck Agulhon, Karim Ziad, Stephane Huchard.
Co-founder of the band Electro Deluxe, who have enjoyed critical and commercial success in their home country of France with each of their last 3 albums going to #1 in the jazz charts and reaching the top 10 in the pop charts. Famous for their electrifying live performances, they have been selling out venues and playing at the most prestigious Jazz & Pop festivals around Europe since 2001 and most recently awarded the French equivalent of The Grammy, Les Victoires de la Musique, in the Jazz category, for Band of The Year.
In addition to his responsibilities with the independent band, Arnaud can be heard live or recorded with numerous projects such as: Zap Mama, Gael Faye, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Amp Fiddler, Milk Coffee and Sugar, Daniel Romeo, Wise,Captain Mercier, Alex Tassel Quintet, Fredrika Stahl, Alfio Origlio’s Head Hunters Tribute ,Wonder Brass Factory just to name a few.
Arnaud recently composed and performed the entire soundtrack for the Netflix documentary Emmanuel Macron les Coulisses d’une Victoire.
Since 2014 he plays BAY CUSTOM DRUMS and Evans Drumheads.
When Arnaud is not creating, producing, or performing, he is a family man who loves to BBQ and drink Belgium beers.