Author Archives: PL Lalonde
I’m writing to you from my vacation! Yes, I’m back in Canada for about 20 days when I’ll head back to Brasil to continue growing my music work there. Things have been going very well, playing and subbing for different bands and I’m very happy with the growth I’ve been doing both in my business and playing. I’m still working on growing my teaching schedule on LessonFace and still I’m really excited about it, its such a nice platform.
At this moment I’m packing some of my stuff so that when I head back mid November I can finish setting up my studio into a full drum recording space. I’ll then be launching my Fiverr Page where I’ll be offering recordings for people’s albums all over the world. Once set up I’ll be posting videos of the gear I have ready to track for other people and work on some quick 3-4 minute online drum lessons, in french to start, and eventually I’ll probably translate them as well.
I’m really excited about all the work I’m doing and will be doing in the next little bit!
Picture with Toxic Trio .
Its September and I’m changing gears and working into my new online drum lesson schedule. I have a few spots available for students from all over the world to join me over the internet to learn drums. I’m doing so by teaming up with LessonFace which is a great online lesson platform so I can reach more people and cater specially to the people that live outside of the big centers where you have the most access to drum lessons.
Here are my promo videos! Please share them with your friends and family. Lessons are available both in French and English.
Click here to reserve your very own Free Introductory lesson.
I have also been very lucky to be playing with more and more projects here in Londrina, joining Toxic Trio and a corporate band that works the Wedding and private party events around the city.
I’m very excited to get to play more every month in this city.
Here is my update for the month of July! I’ve been relaxing, playing some jazz gigs and working on rendering some of the videos I collected from the Horizon. Below are 2 videos that I managed to get out from our 2019 New Year Eve celebrations.
I’m also happy to be subbing in Hocus (Hocus Pocus) here in Londrina for the “Dia International do Rock” (International Rock Day) during the Music Festival that they have here on July 13th.
More stuff coming up. Stay Tuned!
I’ve been enjoying my vacation, resting, spending time with my loved ones and playing the odd gig or jam. As promised I’ve been working on videos! Here is a video from the very beginning of the contract. From our Disco preview with Event Horizon, here’s a short preview of this performance.
There’s more in the works!
Its been a year since I have posted anything, but this time I’m coming back with some videos and pictures since I just came back from my Carnival Horizon Contract! It was a very fun contract with an incredible band and the best team in the fleet for our 6 month on board.
I’m now headed to Brasil for a well deserved vacation. After a few weeks I’ll be working on new material and hopefully by the end of the vacation I will have shared a lot of video content with you.
Feel Free to share those videos as you wish.
I Want to Break Free – Event Horizon
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now – Event Horizon
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Event Horizon
Band Picture – Event Horizon and Gravity Horns
Eric – Brenner – Moises – Pierre Luc – George
Matt – Paulo – Pheona – Lucas
It has been such a long time since my last post. Here is a quick recap of the last few months as well as a preview of the upcoming months. I just finished a 7 month contract during which I had the chance to rehearse at Carnival Studios for 1 month with the Glorious Bandsters. We were refugees on the Carnival Glory for a few days in order to escape Hurricane Irma on a cruise to nowhere. During that time we had the chance to jam with all the musicians seeking refuge on the Carnival Victory. Then, we transferred to the Glory where our contract started. The 6 months on the ship flew by playing all genres of music and meeting amazing people.
Here is a picture from our elegant evening on the Glory:
I am currently in Brazil, enjoying my vacation and reloading for the upcoming contracts. I am headed towards the Carnival Freedom, based in Galveston Texas, for a brief contract and then transferring for the Carnival Horizon, based in Miami, in September 2018. I’m looking forward to taking on this new challenge and enjoying the new ship, layout and technologies. I have a bank of pictures and video that I need to go through and release for you very soon. I am looking forward to all of this!
Picture from Carnival Studios:
and a picture of the original line up.