Creating Connections with Danny Bourgeois
Whether he’s in the studio or on stage, Danny Bourgeois excels in everything he does. Many young new drummers look up to Danny, known by many as one of the top drummers in Canada. This self-taught drummer has always looked up to drummers who are active in the music industry and are chameleons, much like him, and who are very well-rounded drummers capable of playing a wide range of styles. Dave Weckl, Abe Laboriel Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Alex Van Halen, Kenny Arnoff, Todd Sucherman, and of course, the late great Buddy Rich, are among the few who influenced this virtuoso drummer. His admiration for these drumming greats stems not only from the fact that they have perfected their techniques, but they also live, dream and eat music. Danny is Greatfull to be living his dream by living off his music, and with his craft, he will no doubt do so for a very long time. Today, he is the proud owner of Pumpk’n Patch Recording Studio, in Memramcook, New Brunswick, where he is an accomplished recording engineer and producer, as well as session drummer.
In this episode Danny Bourgeois tells us about…
- The importance of networking and creating connections
- How having a positive attitude and being a team player is highly valued
- Going out and exploring the local music scene is a great way to get gigs as a musician
- The need to stay flexible with the changing industry
- Being true to yourself