BAM

BAM

 Gatineau, Quebec, CAN
BandComedy

www.bampercussion.com Sidesplitting comedy and savage drumming virtuosity! Over 2000 high-octane performances! In front of over 500 000 spectators! In 26 countries on 5 continents! Making everybody laugh in their own language! 75 minutes that will leave you with only one wish... MORE!!!!

Biography

BAM Percussion was created in February 1999.

It is during the 1999 Just for Laughs search-for-new-talent contest final that BAM, performing for only their second time as a group (the first time being the audition for the contest), achieves 2nd place at the national level.

Since then, BAM as toured nationally and internationally, visiting 26 countries on 5 continents. Some of the highlights being:

In 2002, BAM finishes a three-and-a-half month European tour, performing more than 120 shows and being voted along the way ''Best Show'' by the public of the International Showcase in Valladolid, Spain (a competition that included 35 other international acts).

In May 2003, BAM is recruited to work on the new Cirque du Soleil TV series 'Solstrom', in Montréal.

From June to September 2004, the group completes yet another successful European tour, visiting Hungary, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy, and the UK, as well as performing in the Middle East at the Bat Yam festival in Israel.

In March 2005, after returning from a stretch of great
performances in New Zealand, BAM prepares, with the support of Foreign Affairs Canada, for a tour of West and Central Africa. The group will be performing in the following countries: Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Guinea. BAM also looks for new inspiration from the incredible world-renowned African rhythms provided by the best percussionists of the visited countries who share the stage with BAM.

In April and May 2005, BAM visits Asia for the first time. More precisely, the BAM Boys perform in Japan and South Korea.

In 2006, the group unveils its newly updated show and costumes, much to the delight of the Showcase 2006 audience in Philadelphia, PA. * Please take a look at our «Past Performances» page at http://bampercussion.com/eng/spectacleavenir.php
for more complete and updated touring info.

WHAT THE PROMOTERS ARE SAYING:

«It was a winner all the way around» -Micheal Morris Sr Executive Director, Midland Theatre, Newark OH

«Kudos on an incredible performance here at the Shea Center last Saturday! Your energy and humor kept the audience clapping and laughing from the moment you entered the stage until you were back in the dressing rooms after your encore!»
–Al Schaefer Director of Operation/Production Manager
Shea Center for Performing Arts, Wayne NJ

«Performing to Jefferson Center’s nearly sell-out crowd, these incredibly talented musicians brought the art of drumming and percussion to a new level of excitement. …This absolutely fun and endearing show also lived up to the high quality music and performance standard that our audience expects.»
- Dylan Locke, Artistic Director, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA

WHAT THE PUBLIC IS SAYING:

Name:Mike Russo
Age:44
Email:gtmrusso@verizon.net
Nationality:American
Message:We just saw you guys tonight and I was blown away. I've seen many percussion ensembles before, but nothing like this. Your show is creative, funny, exciting and loud. You're also damn fine musicains and craftsman to have come up with all of those wonderful instruments and the sketches you use them in. A nice little piece of brilliant.

Name:Mary Novotny
Age:46
Email:G5145@optonline.com
Nationality:American
Message:I just saw your wonderful show with my husband and my 10 year old son! We all loved it so much! My husband is a drummer and my son plays the drums in school so I knew it would be something they would enjoy. I was a very unique experience and at two points during the show I laughed so hard, tears came down my cheeks! My face hurt from laughing so much. Not only that but the music was wonderful, too!

Name:Drew and Claire O'Shaughnessy
Age:8 & 4
Email:jjoshau@verizon.net
Nationality:American
Message:We loved your performance. We saw you in Patchogue, New York Long Island at the Patchogue Theatre and we absolutely loved your show! Please come back to Patchogue we will bring all our friends and family to the show so they know how great you are. We loved your performance! It was so exciting and riveting and loud and imaginative. You are so great! We are your greatest fans. We love you! Love Drew and Claire O'Shaughnessy

Nom:Richard Lee
Age:18
Email:slayerreborn@gmail.com
Nationality: English
Message:I told you guys after i saw you perform in chelmsford that your performance was excellent, but i dont think that quite covered it. YOU GUYS ROCK! That was frankly one of the best things I've ever watched. You are very talented and cool.
Your performance was energetic, hilarious and frankly AWESOME. Keep up the good work guys, because in my eyes you're the greatest Canadians on the whole planet!

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Today, BAM continues to grow on an international level while perfecting their art, to offer a high-quality performance available worldwide.

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Discography

2006 eXplosion DVD

New DVD on it's way for 2009!

Set List

All comedy sketches and beats were created by BAM Percussion.

Intro

Crowd warm-up

Rawk beat and solo competition

Hiding in the barrels

Tac Tac beat

Stick, Foot, Head

War sketch

Rodeo sketch

Frog Sketch

Dance Beat

The Airplane Sketch

Sing along - Interactive

Side to Side Beat

The Sword Sketch

The Volunteer Sketch

Finale

Encore - The Belly Sketch