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It feels like I’ve been playing drums as long as I’ve been breathing. Rhythm is in my soul. My father (Mark LeBlanc, Sr) introduced me to the drums and I received my first drum set on my first birthday. My friends and I started a band in the third grade. As middle school rolled around, I started learning the rudimental side of drumming and got involved in drum line.
High school helped me refine my drumming style as I studied under Arjuna Contreras and Dan Neimeyer (Both of the Madison Scouts and the UNT drumline) and quickly developed a love for core style drumming.
After high school, focus was on playing the drum set, but never lost the love for the core style.
Playing in an improv drum ensemble, running a street drum line, touring with a band called Egress for the past four years, recording several cd’s with them and a number of other artists, it’s easy to see how busy it can get. I also play around the area in a reggae cover band called Idol Job, and am currently on an international tour with a “Sublime” tribute band from San Diego California called, 40 oz to Freedom.
Over the years developing an appreciation for many different styles I have played in jazz bands, samba lines, percussion ensembles, hand drum groups, concert bands, and a Latin jam band. Years of formal education combined with a lifetime of experience with the instrument I have a genuine love for drum styles and want to see the art expand and grow.