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Laurent Castagnet



With MEINL since:

From December 2011. I´m enjoying like a boy with new toys… and what a great toys!!!!


June 10, 1965

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Nîmes (France)

Currently living in:

Torralba de los Sisones (Teruel)

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Thin Hihat 14"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

A very old Renault 19

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Programming music and cooking

Favorite Food:

Grilled lamb chops from Jiloca (Teruel)

Favorite Drink:



I grew up myself and I studied in the Pau Conservatory (France) with Patrick Guise

Highlight of your career so far:

Opening with Loquillo for The Rolling Stones and The Who in different tours. Play in the same stage than Charlie Watts and Zak Starkey (Ringo Star son) is a privilege difficult to reach

Drumming strengths:

I think… sound, tempo and… to be on time in all rehearsals and tours. Oh! And of course my elegant English suits!!!

Drumming means to me:

Just everything but mainly freedom.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Study regulary and learn to feel the tempo from your stomach, the solar plexus.

How would you describe yourself:

I´m a correct and respectful musician.

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

I can say for some years “I have reached my teen musical dreams”.