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Joannie Labelle

Marie-Josée Lord, Philémon Chante, Discotheque


With MEINL since:



March 01, 1985

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

St-Charles-Borromée (Québec, Canada)

Currently living in:

Montreal (Québec, Canada)

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Vintage Sand Ride 20"

Drumming since:

15 years old

Car that you currently drive:

Dodge Caliber

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Listen to music, go to concerts.

Favorite Food:

Indian Food

Favorite Drink:

Gin Martini and white wine


Past: Normand Hervieux, Alain Labrosse, Luc Boivin, Paul Picard, Raul Lali Brito Gonzalez, Alberto Villareal, Rolando Salgado Palacio, and now, Puvialagan Mayarajah

Highlight of your career so far:

Marie-Josée Lord gig (2012); Montreal Drumfest 2009 & 2007; Bari Jazz Fest (Italy) 2008

Drumming strengths:

Latin Hand Percussions, Creative percussion setups, Cajon

Drumming means to me:

Fun!, Sharing, Music, Grooving, Freedom, Self expression, to be part of something bigger than me.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Music skills and career will never stop improving as long as you keep your feet on the track, work hard and are honest and nice to others.

How would you describe yourself:

Simple, curious, inspired, in love with music and art.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

Let’s not look too much, i’m happy with what is done, and I love what now is.