Born into a musical family, Damien learned drums with his father and the music profession directly on stage at the age of 4. His mother was a piano teacher and singer in the family orchestra, that’s why he was interested early on in singing and learned to play several instruments including bass and guitar, instruments that quickly became his favorite.
At the age of 16 he formed the group Yossoma for which he composed and wrote his first songs. He released two albums: Le scatstyle des rastyles (1996) and FM Francophone Revolution (1998). The group performed all over France and was a finalist at the Printemps de Bourges Springboard in 2000. At same time, Damien performed in several bands in different genres of music ranging from funk to hip hop, metal, jazz (trio, quartet and big band), jazz fusion and even the batucada.
After selling thousands of records with himself-produced records, he moved to Paris. This is where he started playing as a live drummer on tour for the most famous French artists like:
Yannick Noah, Khaled, Gage, Georges-Alain Jones, Emma Daumas, Zap Mama and Les Nubians
He forged a solid reputation in the jazz fusion and performed with:
Dominique Di Piazza, Jean-Marie Ecay, Hadrien Feraud.
Since 2007 he is member of Jean-Luc Ponty’s band. He also replaces Paco Séry in Sixun.
Offering also his talents on records, he is featured on many bestseller albums (see Discography) with, for example: Jannick Top & Eric Lelann, Biréli Lagrène, Brothers Christophe et Tony Raymond,
Hadrien Féraud, New Horizons.
Looking for a new life, he moved to Los Angeles where he explored new possibilities. It was there that was born The Dada Show : a new show full of energy.
Always solicited and ready to travel over the world, he discovered Montreal at the Montreal Drumfest in October 2009 and recorded on Alain Caron’s latest album Septentrion.
He felt in love with the warmth he received from the people of Quebec and then moved to Montreal in order to entirely record and produce The Dada show with outstanding musicians!