Yannick Sastre

Yannick Sastre

Yannick Sastre began playing drums rather late at around 17 with my first drumkit and played by myself for about 1year. Then, in 1981, he entered his first drum school ruled by Maurice Fari and Philippe Valentine two fantastic drummers wery well known in Bordeaux, France. Maurice Fari by all his recordings, teaching and concerts and Philippe Valentine as being the main educator (also) at the Bordeaux Conservatory of Music.
By 1982, yannick entered the Superior French Agostini Drum School ruled by Dominique Marseille. He graduated and studied there with him from 1982 to 1988. He was awarded second mention in 1987.
Yannick studied by himself after these 6years by playing, recording and touring live with the following bands :
- Barry Lyndon : 4pieces New Wave band with synth from 1982 to 1987
- Carmen Joy : a 4pieces Rock band from 1988 to 1989
- Y.EL.L (Yannick Eric Ludo Lionel) : a 4 pieces Hard Rock/Progressive band with piano/synth/organ. We had a recording studio and used that Akai 12tracks/Mitec board a lot.(I have good sounding demos) : 1989-1992
- Bad to the Bone : a Us hard rock inspired four pieces band in the same recording studio with a different singer : 1992-1995
In 1992 Yannick entered an important job at Inforythmie Drum Shop as Drums Dept Manager for about 10years. It was the biggest drum shop in France with the whole upstairs floor filled with drums, cymbals and hardware. He began distributing Pork Pie, Moongel, Axis and lots of Vintage Drums from Usa there.
In the meantime, Yannick was recruited by the impressive Opera Rock Show Orlando Furioso in about 1995. That one was really important and it went for about 10years from 1995 to 2005. The concept was that each show was unique and played only one time.
Based on a 10, 12 or even 16 drummers core, this one was a blast. Main shows at The Nautilus, The Medoquine venue, Le Forum des Arts and La Couronne at Angoulême were really electrifying..
www.fracas.fr
Around 2002, Yannick began another band (in the meantime as Orlando Furioso) :
- Sonic Temple : a four pieces Power Rock band with two guitars. They toured good also with their own big P.A as the bass player was running this business.
In 2002 too, Yannick took his Main Drum Educator job at the Biscarosse Drum School and still teach there with lots of students ranging from 7 to 66years old. He has also a lot of students in his drum room at home (where the snare drum wall is ), the YS Dum Room. Yannick was also the main drum teacher at Couleur Musique for 4 years (2002-2006).
Yannick just entered the Ronald Agenor Experience band (former French Tennis champion based in Miami and excellent guitar player) for concerts in Mallorca. He's also the drummer with the Power Trio Castan with Serge Castan (vocals, guitar) and Philippe Atteret (bass, vocals). A 3songs Cd was released.
The next Castan project is to come to the Soultone Studio to video cut two live songs...Mâle Amer and Animalia . Mâle Amer teaser :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5I_QVSK1Yw
A crow funding, also involving Anima Music Production, will be set up to get enough funds to finance this USA project trip...
Great news to come.... always with Soultone Cymbals.

My Soultone Set: 

18" 20" 22" Vintage Old School 1964 Crashes
24" Vintage Old School 1964 Ride
15" Vintage Old School 1964 Hi-Hats
22" and 24" Vintage Old School 1964 Chinas