THOMAS BRODEURA music and percussion fan since day one!
Thomas Brodeur started taking drum lessons at thirteen with Maurice Métayer, and carried on until his enrolment in the music program at Marie-Victorin college, where he graduated in 2003 (Jazz music, interpretation, drums).
He obtained his university degree at UQAM in 2007 (pop. music, interpretation, drums). Thomas admires a wide variety of bands and musicians, from every horizon, time period and style. Thomas’ seriousness and determination brings musical cohesion to a group. His diversified training (Jazz, Rock, Pop, Latin) gives a broad musical palette to every band he plays with.
His main band, Karcius, allowed him to explore music to it’s peak, by recording three albums distributed worldwide with Unicorn Records. Their fourth album will be released in 2012. His progressive rock jazz band enabled him to play in many North American and South American concerts, as well as touring in Europe, three times. The band is already planning it’s 4th European tour in six years, scheduled for 2012.
Thomas also works with l’Arsenal À Musique, with whom he’s been presenting the show The Sound Factory, since 2007, all around the Canadian country. The show, intended for the youth, combines drums, unusual and peculiar percussions instruments, as well as theatre. It can be delivered in French or in English. This association granted him the opportunity to present the show throughout many tours, for instance; more than one hundred in Ontario, ten or so in Vancouver, and so many in Quebec that they cannot be reckoned. In average, Thomas plays The sound factory about 60 times per year.
Thomas also joined Samajam, the biggest percussion school in Canada, in September 2009 and has since played in more than a hundred concerts all over the province of Quebec.
Furthermore, Thomas Brodeur is self-employed, as a professional freelance musician, called to collaborate and join forces on multiple projects, with many artists, live or studio.
Lastly, Thomas completed a sound design and editing attestation of collegial studies in 2012, specializing in sound engineering for audio post-production for television, cinema, advertisement, and video games. Besides, he underwent an internship at Boogie Studio, where he created and performed percussions for an IGA advertisement, broadcasted everywhere in Quebec.