NICOLAS DEFER

studio & live drummer

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BIOGRAPHY

Nicolas was born in Paris in 1994 into a family of musicians. He was raised surrounded by music and started playing the drums at the relatively late age of 13.

Nicolas was taught by Stéphane Vallon (a jazz drummer) for the first four years, proving himself to be a hard worker. It wasn't long before he started playing in several different bands (rock, metal, funk...) developing his own style of music and creativity. Nicolas is very comfortable on stage and also likes working in the studio (both at his home and in professional studios) as well as making video performances that help him constantly improve his personal style of playing.

Influenced by drummers such Stewart Copeland, Mike Portnoy and Simon Phillips, it was during a Drump Camp with Thomas Lang that he decided to turn his passion into his profession. Since then, Nicolas has taken part in many drum clinics and has met professional drummers from different parts of the world.

Today, Nicolas is an all-round drummer - he plays in concerts, works as replacement drummer in Europe and makes high quality studio recordings.
MASTERCLASS
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Dafnis Prieto's Masterclass
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Dave Lombardo's Masterclass
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Private drum lesson with Franck Aghulon
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Private drum lesson with JP Bouvet
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Thomas Lang's Drumming Bootcamp
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Denis Palatin's Masterclass
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Aaron Spears's Masterclass
BANDS
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HIGHSTREAM
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SPITFIRE
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VOXMAKERS
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DRUM SETUP

TRX Cymbals :

- 13" BRT Hi-Hat

- 16" BRT Crash

- 16" MDM Crash

- 17" MDM Crash

- 21" LTD Crash/Ride

- 8" BRT Splash

- 10" BRT Splash

- 12" BRT China


Drums :

Tama Imperialstar

- 22 x 20 bass drum

- 10" x 8" Tom

- 12" x 9" Tom

- 14" x 14" Floor Tom

- 16" x 16" Floor Tom

- 14" x 5" Snare (Tama Superstar)


Remo Drum Heads

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CONTACT
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