ABOUT MICHEL FORTIN
NEED A DRUMMER?
My name is Michel Fortin. I've been playing drums since I was 11 years old. I've played in both professional and hobby bands, from classical orchestras to power rock trios. I've recorded drum tracks on multiple songs, EPs, and CDs for several recording artists and performed in hundreds of shows.
With styles ranging from old country to classic rock, blues to metal, and folk to pop, my repertoire is vast. My biggest influences include John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Keith Moon (The Who), and Ian Paice (Deep Purple). Some of my recent follows include Kevin Murphy (Jon Pardi), Bes Sesar (Brad Paisley), and Anup Sastry.
My most current kit (below) is a Mapex Studio Armory kit with Sabian XSR cymbals (mid-end). I have an electronic kit for smaller venues, too.
If you need a drummer, whether it's for a gig or a recording session, give me a call or drop me an email. My repertoire is vast and I can play almost any song in the classic rock, 80s rock, and country music genres.
HIGH SCHOOL - 1983
One of my first bands ever. I was 14, I think. We played mostly classic rock, like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, AC/DC, and everything in between. Yup, good times and bad times.
SMALL VENUES - 1997
This was when I was in a Who cover band playing in a local pub. We sprinkled some Clapton, Cars, and Stones throughout. Small venue. Big drums. Too much hardware. No space. Oh, dear.
FULL CONCERTS - 2017
The older I got, the smaller the drum sets became. In here, I was playing with a band that covered mostly Eagles and Blue Rodeo, but we also played tons of 70s classic rock.