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Patrick De Smet

COUNTRY:  Belgium

GROUP:  NIGHT OF THE PROMS

http://www.patrickdesmet.com

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BORN IN: Dendermode

LIVES IN: Mespelare, Belgium

DRUMMING SINCE: 1973

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S): Night of the Proms
John Miles Electric Band
Symphonic Factory
Belgian Army bands
Melo-Ritmo theater production (Duet)

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): My dad (conductor, trumpet)
Cauberghs Louis (Teacher conservatory)
All world-star artists (more than 80!) I met during www.notp.com since 1985.
Toto and Simple Minds have special place in my heart!

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON: All of the Night of the Proms CD’s and DVD’s because of the variety of fantastic artists throughout 25 years.

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Master Plan”, Dave Weckl

Any Toto CD

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: All solo performances with Night of the Proms

A July 14th performance in Paris in front of 400,000 people.

A concert for the Belgian King Albert II which I wrote, arranged and conducted.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18″ AAX X-plosion Crash – throughout the years this is the one cymbal that I have never swapped with another.

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