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ABOUT AMY

In a nutshell

Biography

  • Studio and live/touring session drummer and percussionist
  • Founder of the 360° Experience Drum Camp
  • Drummer for Soul’R & Pulse (soul / funk / rnb)
  • Drummer and percussionist / solo  timpanist / head of the percussion section of the Lyon Symphony Orchestra (classical masterpieces, movie soundtracks, Broadway classics mand many more)
  • Drummer for the Farfadets‘ company (musical theatre)
  • Drummer and percussionist of Gipsy Events (gipsy)
  • Hit Like a Girl 2020 French Ambassador
  • Former drummer of Toxic Frogs (Celtic punk rock)
  • Former drummer of AndCo (polyphonic reggae)
  • 21 years of percussion
  • 20 years of drums
  • 5 countries visited to learn from the best professionals
  • Over 300 performances with various bands and orchestras in 7 different countries
  • 7 years of work on personal and professional development
  • 15 years of sharing her passion and knowledge in 3 different countries

Born in 1988  into a musical family, Amy started learning the guitar before discovering the percussion, when her guitar teacher refused to let her play the electric guitar (oh rock star dreams…).

Although she spent 12 years learning in some of the best schools such as the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon and the National School of Music in Villeurbanne, she learned much more about music while practising in orchestras.

In 2005, she became the solo timpanist and head of the percussion section of the Lyon Symphony Orchestra and ended up choosing the drums parts in 2013.

When she was 10, her percussion teacher refused to teach her the drums, so she taught herself after her mum bought her a Pearl Export drumkit (because she was a bit done with hearing her hit on her pans…).

Suffering from an important lack of self-confidence on the drums, it took her 16 years and a round the world trip to finally become a professionel drummer. During that trip, she met some of the best drummers on Earth to learn from them and overcome her fear of playing in public.

She found a second passion in personal development and business and chose to share it with other drummers in a unique event : the 360° Experience Drum Camp, supported by Dom Famularo. She also founded a non-for-profit organisation to help develop the access to drums and percussion in her region, Golden Spiral of Success.

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MEDIA

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EQUIPMENT

Studio kit : Tama Superstar Hyper-drive

  • 22×20 bass drum
  • 10″x6.5″, 12″x7″, 14″x12″ & 16″x14″ toms
  • 14×5,5 Tama SLP snare drum

Studio drumkit : Rogers R380 (1968)

  • 18v12 bass drum
  • 10×7 & 14×7 toms
  • 13×5 snare drum

Cymbals

Xist Brillant series :

  • 14″ hi-hat
  • 16″ & 18″ crash
  • 20″ ride

Effects cymbals: 

  • 8″ Xist Ion Splash Brillant
  • 8″ Xist Bell Brillant
  • (optional) 10″ Meinl MCS Splash

Drumheads (all Evans)

Batter heads :

  • Snare : Gerena Dry, ST Dry, HD Dry, ST, EC2 Reverse Dot, G1 coated
  • Bass Drum : Emad 2
  • Toms : EC2SST frosted & clear, Black Chrome, G2 coated

Reso heads:

  • Snare : Hazzy 200 & 300 (with Evans Puresound snares, 20 & 30 spires)
  • Bass drum: EQ3, original Tama head
  • Toms: G1 clear & coated, EC2 clear

Sticks and other instruments

Drum sticks & brushes :

  • Pro Orca « Amy Prajoux » signature sticks
  • Promark 5A Rebound Balance
  • Vic Firth WB Jazz brushes
  • Regaltip 596R Jeff Hamilton brushes
  • Vater VWHWP rods

Other :

  • Roland SPD-SX
  • Iron Cobra HP600DTW double bass drum pedal
  • Squier Stratocaster electric guitar & Harley Benton acoustic guitar
  • Cajon 2 caras ciudad de la furia (double façade de frappe) IndiKixx
  • Evans RealFeel practice pads
  • Skygel damper pads
  • LP204B Deluxe Black Beauty cowbell
  • Djembe, derbouka, multiple shakers & tambourines

Recording and live gear

  • Ableton Live 10 suite
  • Avid Pro Tools 12
  • Shure SE315-CL sound isolating in-ear monitors customized by EarBay
  • Behringer Xenyx Q802 USB mixer (live)
  • Behringer Xenyx X2222 USB mixer (recording)
  • Behringer UMC1820 audio/MIDI interface
  • Presonus AudioBox iTwo (live and recording)
  • Presonus Eris E5 Studio Monitors x2
  • Rode NT1-A cardiod condenser microphone
  • Audix FP7 drum microphones kit
  • Icon Neuron 5G2 MIDI keyboard
  • Akai LPK 25 MIDI keyboard
  • Behringer Powerplay P1 personal in-ear monitor amplifier

What we do

Founded in 2017 on the love for drums and music, GSS has a mission to share all knowledge necessary for drummers and percussionists to make their dreams come true and make a living off music.

CONTACT

You can either contact Amy through social networks by clicking on the icons above, or you can send her a message using this contact form :

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