Marine Flèche started playing drums like a child’s game at the age of 11. Later, she trained at the Tous en Scène school in Tours alongside drummer Frédéric Hermelin. With more than 350 concerts to her credit in France and Europe and studio recordings, she accompanies many artists and groups in various styles (Hip Hop, Folk, Pop, Indie Rock, Soul, Downtempo, Trip Hop).
Paying particular attention to the right intention, sound and groove, Marine arranges her parts and deploys a wide spectrum of playing in the service of the musicality and interpretation of the artists she accompanies. As a multi-instrumentalist, Marine composes and writes music with different groups (Synestesy, Mopa, Chlore) and for her solo project.
Marine is also passionate about education. She has been teaching for ten years and leads many educational events and cultural activities with different audiences.
Marine is particularly influenced by drummers like Lucien Chatin (This is The Kit), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Chris Dave, Questlove, Steve Jordan, Jack Baker (Bonobo) or Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga), Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei).
Marine Flèche commence la batterie comme un jeu d’enfant à l’âge de 11 ans. Plus tard, elle se forme à l’école Tous en Scène à Tours aux côtés du batteur Frédéric Hermelin. Avec plus de 350 concerts à son actif en France et en Europe et des enregistrements studio, elle accompagne de nombreux artistes et groupes dans des styles variés (Hip Hop, Folk, Pop, Rock indé, Soul, Downtempo, Trip Hop).
Portant une attention particulière à l’intention juste, au son et au groove, Marine arrange ses parties et déploie un large spectre de jeu au service de la musicalité et de l’interprétation des artistes qu’elle accompagne. Multi-instrumentiste, elle compose et écrit de la musique avec différents groupes (Synestesy, Mopa, Chlore) et pour son projet solo.
Passionnée de pédagogie, elle transmet ses compétences depuis une dizaines d’années et mène de nombreuses actions culturelles auprès de différents publics.
Marine est notamment influencée par des batteurs.ses comme Lucien Chatin (This is The Kit), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Chris Dave, Questlove, Steve Jordan, Jack Baker (Bonobo) ou encore Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga), Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra) et Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei).
Morgan Berthet started playing drums at the age of 3 and attended several music schools as a child. In 2006, he graduated from the prestigious professional music school Music Academy International in Nancy, where he obtained a mention of excellence and was unanimously approved by the jury.
Since 2007 he has pursued his professional career in France and abroad. He has played with many famous prog rock and metal bands and has toured the world.
He is currently the official drummer of the following bands: MYRATH (Oriental Prog), KADINJA (Djent), KLONE (Prog Rock). He is also the ex-drummer of the following bands: EYELESS, THE MARS CHRONICLES and was the session drummer for ETHS, STEPHAN FORTE, HEADCHARGER, IN OTHER CLIMES, ADAGIO, H.A.H., DISCONNECTED.
He has performed over 750 shows and given 60 masterclasses in the past 10 years. He has written a satirical column in the Batterie Magazine for 2 years.
Jean-Philippe FANFANT is from Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean. He comes from three generations of great musicians.
One of the top studio drummers and performers in France, he is a co-leader of the group Sakésho (Andy Narell pan, Mario Canonge piano, Michel Alibo bass) and has recorded more than 400 albums with artists such as Kassav, Angélique Kidjo, Mario Canonge,Ayo, Andy Narell, Ralph Thamar, Tania St Val, Beethova Obas, Edith Lefel, Touré Kunda, Philippe Lavil, Dédé st Prix, Laurent Voulzy, Julien Clerc, Maxime Leforestier, Patrick St Eloi, Bernard Lavilliers, Christophe Maé, Tania Maria, STING and SHAGGY (Taratata live).
He performs on famous TV show « THE VOICE » on french channel TF1.
He is the author of drums method book published by Sher Music: Afro-Caribbean grooves for drumset.
His first solo album is “Since 1966” (Klarthe Records).
Élevé au sein d’une famille de musiciens depuis trois générations en Guadeloupe, il se nourrit d’influences très diverses et développe rapidement un groove qui lui est propre.
As des séances de studio parisiennes grâce a son jeu précis et fin, il participe a plus de 400 albums. Jean-Philippe est persuadé qu’il faut décloisonner la musique et que les genres musicaux doivent dialoguer entre eux ; il éprouve ce principe dans sa carrière qu’il partage entre la variété notamment avec :Touré Kunda, Angelique Kidjo, Mario Canonge, Ralph THAMAR, Maxime le forestier, Bernard Lavilliers, Christophe Maé, Hubert Felix Thiefaine, Louis bertignac, Julien Clerc et le jazz avec son quartet Sakésho (composé de Mario Canonge, Andy Narell, Michel Alibo) .
On le retrouve aussi avec Tania Maria, Thierry fanfant Quarte « FRERES « t, de fréquentes master class ou encore l’enregistrement d’émissions télévisées
« The Voice , la plus belle voix » diffusé sur TF1..
Sting fait appele à lui fréquemment pour ces promo Francaise ( Taratata -RTL live)..
Il est l’auteur de deux méthodes de batterie publiées aux éditions HIT DIFFUSION pour la France et SHER MUSIC pour l’international:
-Les plus grands rythmes caribéens à la batterie
-Je débute la batterie acoustique et électronique.
Son premier album solo s’appelle SINCE 1966 sortie chez Klarthe records …
When I was a young girl, I wanted to play the drums but they seemed to be reserved solely for men. Every concert I watched I saw a man on drums and every band I listened to I heard a man on drums. Of course there were a handful of female drummers at the time but not very many and they were not very visible. At least they were not very visible to me.
Because I didn’t see any women playing drums, it took a long time for me to realize that this was something I could do. As a teenager I told myself that if I would see even one example of woman who played the drums and built a career in music, I could overcome my doubts and play the instrument I longed to play. By age 17 the urge to play was so strong I decided to become a drummer— even if it wasn’t for girls. This revelation was like finding the key to unlock my heart.
This was also when the phrase “Hit like a girl.” took on a whole new meaning. For me it meant to hit your way, hit hard, hit with confidence because we girls have what it takes to play the drums and anything else we choose to do.
I took lessons, practiced and, eventually, I graduated from the music conservatory in Agen, France. During the same period I had the good fortune to play with several bands, including an electro-pop band in Europe, an acid-jazz group in Russia and a local rock band in Morocco. Earlier this year I won 3rd place in the French section of the Hit Like A Girl contest and I am now working with a variety of pop, funk and hip-hop bands here in France.
Today the world is changing. We see more and more women on stages and records and videos. Being an Ambassador of Hit Like a Girl gives me an opportunity to highlight female drummers for other girls and women who want to play drums but who may be hesitant like I was. I am so excited to be part of this change.
Zoé Hochberg is a 27-year old professional drummer and composer who graduated from the French drum school Dante Agostini in Paris. Passionate for hybrid sounds, Zoé is the drummer of the French pop band Hyphen Hyphen, mixing her acoustic drumming with some electronic production triggers and sequences.
She has been touring and recording with many artists for the past 8 years such as Soko, Prudence (The Dø), Naive New Beaters, Angelique Kidjo, Zazie, Laura Cahen and others. Zoé is also deeply involved in growing the female and GNC drummers community as she currently manages and hosts Tom Tom Magazine’s CHOPS TV sessions on Instagram.
In 2018, she was featured in Batteur Magazine and Batterie Magazine, and part of the “Revelations Of The Year 2019” in Batterie magazine. Zoé recently performed and composed the soundtrack of 2022 Cesar’s Revelations short movie.
Zoé officially endorses DW drums and Zildjian cymbals.
Devoted since her adolescence by the Metal milieu, Julie Simorre began drumming at the age of 15— taking private lessons before attending the M.A.I (Music Academy International). This famous pro school, unique in France, gave her the opportunity to learn from professors such as Franck AGHULON, Olivier BALDISSERA, Alain GOZZO, Gaël FERET, Denis PALATIN, Richard-Paul MORELLINI, Fred VILLARD, Guillaume PIHET and more.
Julie’s apprentice journey finally completed, she went on to play in various Metal bands such as HELLXHERE, ALPHA SPECIMEN or MIND IMPERIUM. In addition, she began teaching drums in the south of France, le Var, then in Lyon area.
In 2019, Julie published the first volume of her drumming method “A Vos baguettes!” (Get your sticks!) whose second part been released in 2020 and the third part is already written.
She endorses TAMA, MEINL, EVANS, PROMARK, PURESOUND and SERIAL DRUMMER.
Morgane Taylor is a French drummer, born and raised in the sunny French Riviera. She grew up behind the drums, starting in 2000. Her professional playing includes studio sessions as well as live concerts.
At the age of only 27, she already played more than 100 live concerts both in France and Switzerland. Morgane shared the stage at Drummher Festival with Anika Nilles in 2018 and was selected as the solo drummer for a 360° video of the Cannes Lions Festival created by Asteroide.
Her progress and perseverance, along with her strong but elegant drumming, has allowed her to distinguish herself in the music industry.
Camille Bigeault is a drummer and musician from Toulouse, France.
A composer and multi-instrumentalist, she is known in the drum field for her ability to superimpose layers of different time signatures, creating what we call polyrhythms, and is passionate about exploring and teaching them. Growing up in a family of musicians, and immersed from a young age in the rhythms of percussion, salsa and fusion jazz, she discovered the drum set in sixth grade. Two years later, she decided to make a living out of it after first watching the Placebo DVD, Soulmates Never Die. Camille studied at the Toulouse Conservatory with José Fillatreau and obtained her diploma, simultaneously completing a degree in jazz musicology. She participated in numerous rock, pop and fusion jazz/rock bands, later joining a Genesis tribute band, Genesya, which developed her taste in progressive rock. A versatile drummer, she has notably played in the rock opera, Le Rouge et le Noir, in 2016, and joined PV Nova et l’Internet Orchestra in 2018. She toured for top pop French artist, Jenifer, in 2019, and in the Mae Defays Trio from 2020 to 2022.
Camille posted her first polyrhythm performance video in 2016, which became the starting point of her pedagogical and international career. She was featured by Drum Channel in 2017 and shared her rhythmic vision at Drumeo in 2018. She has performed/taught many masterclasses, drum camps and drum festivals, among which the UK drum show in England, Tam Tam festival in Spain and Paris Bagshow in France. Her knowledge and control of rhythm and time allows her to immerse the audience into sensations of rhythmic illusions, bringing them on an inner voyage through their perception of time. The Polyrhythm Odyssey, her first drum book, was released on December 2022.
Alongside her drumming career, Camille composes songs for guitar and voice, and creates instrumental tracks based on original, through-composed drum parts, which she plays and sings during her drum clinic performances. Her polyrhythmic pieces also serve as a basis from which Camille creates unique and innovative musical compositions.
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.