Patrick De Smet
GROUP: NIGHT OF THE PROMShttp://www.patrickdesmet.com
Q & A
BORN IN: Dendermode
LIVES IN: Mespelare, Belgium
DRUMMING SINCE: 1973
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S): Night of the Proms
John Miles Electric Band
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.