Olivier Hamel

Olivier Hamel

Born on august 19th 1980 in Quebec city, Olivier grew up in a musical environment witch brought him to take piano and cello lessons at a very young age. He started to play drums at 12 and never stoped!!

In the past years, he played with many bands and solo artists in the province of Quebec, Canada. He also worked on cruise ships in Europe. These experiences also brought him to play different musical styles such as rock, pop, funk, latin, r&b and world beat.

Olivier holder of a D.E.C. diploma in classical music performance from CEGEP de Ste-Foy (1999-2001) and he completed a bachelor in music performance at UQAM university in Montreal, in april 2006. During these years, Olivier had the privilege to learn from great Canadian musicians such as Pierre Hebert, Luc Boivin, Sylvain Bolduc, Pierre Belisle, André Lambert, Martin Egan, Rene Roux and Serge Lapointe.

Olivier has been touring with the equestrian show « Cavalia » since 2006. The gig brings him to play a wide range of musical styles. Since Olivier joined the tour, he performed over 800 shows in Western Europe and North America.