Pascal Delaquis has explored drumming ever since stirring up syncopated rhythms with kitchenware; a practice equally likely to happen today. Growing up in rural Eastern Ontario, Pascal built a rhythmic foundation accompanying local celtic musicians - a style closely related to his Franco-Canadian roots and upbringing. Exposed to a broader world of music after moving to Ottawa, the nation's capital offered Pascal over a decade of live and studio experiences, with notable performances at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa Bluesfest and Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Pascal has enjoyed studio work with award-winning producers such as Marcus Paquin and Jim Bryson. On the road, Pascal has performed over 100 shows with the highly celebrated artist Elisapie during the album cycle of The Ballad of the Runaway Girl.
Now based in Toronto, Pascal's continued collaborations have yielded acclaimed records along with tours throughout Europe and North America.
From a HILOTRONS recording session at Bova Lab Studio. This place certainly packs a wide range of beautiful vintage gear. Photo: © Unknown
From a show at Raw Sugar cafe in Ottawa. There is something quite unique about small and intimate shows; that feeling simply does not exist in larger venues. Photo by: © Frédéric Petit
Taken from a performance with Elisapie at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, December 2018. Caught just at the release of the scratch. Photo: © Ming Wu
Thean Slabbert (Bosveld) and I had put together a set for Drone Day. We devised a minimalist setup with live processing. Photo: © Marylène Eytier
The room was full of light and spring was coming. Just on the outskirts of Paris, we were at the legendary Lafrette Studios recording Mehdi Cayenne's album Radio Batata. Photo: © Sheenah Ko
This was during a recording session for Sheenah Ko's album Nowhere In Time. Have I told you I love drumming?
Recorded by: Massey Hall
Recorded by: CBC Montreal - Studio 12
Recorded by: François Petitpas
Recorded by: Sebastien Perry
Recorded by: CBC q
Recorded by: Philip Shaw Bova
|HILOTRONS Lonely Cinema 2020|
|SHEENAH KO Nowhere In Time 2020|
|JASMINE TRAILS S/T 2020|
|LITTLE SCREAM Speed Queen 2019|
|LOUIS VENNE Comme une bête dans les headlights 2019|
|EVANGELINE GENTLE S/T 2019|
|SCATTERED CLOUDS Take Away Your Summer 2019|
|MEHDI CAYENNE Radio Batata 2019|
|JON HYNES Cardinal Giant 2018|
|CLAUDE MUNSON The Silence Came After 2018|
|ISAAC VALLENTIN Amateur 2018|
|CARLO S/T 2018|
|MEAGHAN BLANCHARD The Great Escape 2018|
|LITTLE SCREAM Polaris Cover Sessions 2017|
|BOSVELD Veldbrand 2015|
|MERGANZER Mirror Maze 2015|
|BOSVELD Moodring Mixtape by Debaser 2015|
|HILOTRONS To Trip With Terpsichore 2015|
|PHIL MOTION Time Bomb 2012|
|CLAUDE MUNSON & The Storm Outside 2012|
|IAN KETEKU Lessons From Planet Earth 2011|
The art of drumming is a practice that leads to many chance encounters. Through the years, I've had the pleasure to collaborate with the following groups and humans, whether it be in the studio, the stage, or a live session.