French batteuse Swanny Elzingre first learned to the play the piano but turned to drums at the age of 18. At 25 she decided to pursue a career in music and continued to strengthen her stage and studio playing. Her playing, which combines subtlety and femininity, lacks neither power nor bite.
Swanny has played in various styles (rock, pop, French chanson, soul) and in a variety of projects, including shows with French singer songwriter Cali and a tour with French singer songwriter Nach. In 2013, she gave the opening masterclass for the Drums Chelles Sessions— a major drum event/fair in the Paris region— with top European drummers Loïc Pontieux, Maxime Zampieri, Zaza Desiderio, Gergo Borai and Morgan Agren.
In 2015 Swanny toured the Zenith venues across France with French chanson singer Juniore, opening for best-selling act Brigitte . Her work with Juniore led to her being featured in the pages of Vogue, Elle and Grazia, and the French trend-setting magazine, Les Inrockuptibles.
More recently she has played drums live on national radio stations such as France Inter, Radio Nova, Ouï FM and on French national TV networks Canal +, France 5, Arte, France 2.
Swanny is influenced by drummers such as John Bonham, Dave Grohl, David Garibaldi, Steve Gadd and Nate Smith— and their world-class grooves.