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PAUL JAMES BANNERMAN
World Touring Drummer with Cirque Du Soleil
Showband Drummer with Princess Cruises
Studio / Touring Musician (Recorded on 19 CDs)
Toured / Traveled to 155 Countries on 7 Continents
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B I O G R A P H Y
I just completed a 16-year world tour drumming for Cirque Du Soleil's touring show ‘Varekai’. After having performed in every one of its 5,219 shows to over 12 million spectators in 245 cities (24 countries & 5 continents), the show took its final bow.
I am presently contracted as the showband/theater drummer for Princess Cruises. I love the travelling that encompasses it which allows me to pursue my other passions - photography, producing videos, writing travel books and using my 6 languages. My dream is to tour arenas internationally with a recording artist/band.
I was born/raised in Brussels (Belgium), pursued my studies in my citizen country of Canada, and took up residency in Las Vegas, USA. I have travelled to 3,500 cities in 155 countries on 7 continents.
Interview in Lima, PERU on Feb 12, 2013.
TELEVISION & MOVIE APPEARANCES
DATE TV STATION MOVIE / PROGRAM COVERAGE
July '05 ABC "Live with Regis and Kelly" N. America
June '05 Bravo "Varekai: Live Show" N. America
June '04 Bravo "Varekai: Live Show" N. America
Feb '04 NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" N. America
Nov '03 NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" N. America
June '03 Bravo "Varekai: Live Show" N. America
Jan 6 '03 ArTV "Fire Within; Cirque Du Soleil" N. America
Aug '01 CBC Documentary National
Aug '01 TVA Documentary Provincial
June '00 PARAMOUNT The X-Men International
Oct '99 ROGERS-TV Daytime Provincial
Oct '99 CITY-TV Breakfast Television Provincial
Sept '99 CFMT-TV Polish Day Celebrations Provincial
May '97 BRAVO-TV Du Maurier Jazz Festival Provincial
Dec '96 CITY-TV Breakfast Television Provincial
Dec '95 CFTO-TV Eye on Toronto Provincial
Aug '95 CITY-TV Lunch Television Provincial
Jan '95 CBC-TV Peek-A-Boo Provincial
Aug '93 CITY-TV Breakfast Television Provincial
July '88 CBC-TV Canada Day Celebrations National
Sept '04 Featured in Modern Drummer Magazine's "On the Move"
May '04 Featured in DRUM! Magazine
Nov '98 Featured in Modern Drummer Magazine's "On the Move"
Oct '98 Featured in Modern Drummer Magazine's "On the Move”