Vincent Cegielski

Born in 1993 in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, he grew up there and took piano lessons from the age of 5 at the conservatory in classical education. 

In 2005, he continued in the same conservatory in percussion and drums class before joining the association « Musique Passion » a year later in which he began the drum lessons with his talented teacher Doran Reynaud, professor « mentor » who will later make you want to continue and persevere in music.

In 2008, after three years studying drums at Musique Passion, the desire to make music in a group grew and this is how he created his first group Phonic Blues Band , in which he sings and plays drums.

In 2010, he joined the « Serge Puchol » drum school in Avignon, after having been referred to it by his teacher Doran Reynaud.

He then acquired many techniques, inspired by the Agostini method, and it was from this moment that music began to take an important place in his life. 

He improved his drums, gradually became interested in MAO and recording.

In parallel with his group, he began to replace musicians in local groups and developed his experience of the stage, in formations of blues, reggae, funk, French song and variety. 

In 2013, the band Phonic Blues Band stopped, and the band Bayou Blues Band is born with new musicians.

It is with this group that he has the opportunity to play on the interscenter of the Bagnols Blues Festival for two consecutive years, still as a drummer / singer. Bagnols Blues Festival pendant deux années consécutives, toujours en tant que batteur/chanteur.

This experience allows him to meet several artists, which will open many doors thereafter. 

In 2014, he started playing with Jack Simard. This meeting is professionally decisive, because it is thanks to this that he records two albums (including one live).

In 2015, he accompanied JJ Thames  (US soul / blues singer) on a unique gig in France at the Bagnols Blues Festival. He also joined the Cotton Blues band with his former teacher Doran Reynaud who giving him the place of the drums for that of singer and guitarist of the band.

In 2017, he reiterated the experience with Terrie Odabie (US soul / blues singer) on a unique date in France, on the same festival.

The same year, he enrolled at the IMFP (Musical Institute for Professional Training), Jazz music school in Salon-de-Provence where he took drums and bass lessons, and joined the Niels band at the same time that bass player.

In 2019, he accompanied the artist Zikahi as a drummer, and at the same time released the EP « Road Of Reflections » with Niels on which he played drums and bass.

To this day, he continues to perform with Jack Simard throughout France, Zikahi and Niels and makes numerous replacements in groups on bass or on drums.

 

Current and past collaborations

Jack Simard (French Singer), Niels (Blues), Zikahi (AfroPop), The Soul Train (Soul), Memo Random (Internationale Variety), Terrie Odabie (Soul/Blues US), Bayou Blues Band (Blues/Funk), Cotton Blues (Blues/Rock), Jayadeva (Reggae), One Shot Quartet (Jazz/Funk), JJ Thames (Soul/Blues US), GMO (Hip Hop), Phonic Blues Band, Acorps de Rue, Black Moon, Altaïr, Orchestre OSE, Neighbour’s Wife, VGS, Kat & Howling Juke, Soul Dudes…

Influences

  Drums

Doran Reynaud, Arnaud Renaville, Carter McLean, Nate Smith, Chris Dave, Adam Deitch, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Julien Audigier, Nat Townsley, Dennis Chambers, Chris Coleman, Steve Jordan, Larnell Lewis, Robert Sput Searight, John Blackwell, Paco Sery…

  Bass

Pino Palladino, Jeremie Coke, Joe Dart, Yannic Villenave, Paul Jackson, Sam Wilkes, Léopold Bazan, Hadrien Feraud, Freddy Simbolotti, Romain Labaye, Janek Gwizdala, Léo Chazallet, Daric Benett, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Mononeon…

Gear

Drums :

– Art Custom Drums 18’/12’/14 (Maple/Poplar)

– Art Custom Drums 22’/12’/16′ (Maple/Speckled maple)

– Mapex V Serie 18’/8’/10’/12′ (Maple)

Having a partnership with Art Custom Drums (French handcrafted drums), the drums are subject to change from time to time. However, they will always be very high-end drums.

 

Basses : 

– Sire V7 5 Cordes

– Sire V7 4 Cordes

– Squier Precision

 

Mics/preamps : 

– Shure PG Serie (3 toms, 1 Grosse Caisse, 2 OH)

– AKG C214 (2 OH)

– Shure SM57 (x2)

– Audio Technica AT2020

– Universal Audio Apollo Twin

– Presonus Firestudio (x2) -> Jusqu’à 16 entrées micros

– Macbook Pro fin 2015

Live clips

Contact

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