About

 

Anthony Pageot is the youngest member of the Pageot musical family. When he was a youth, he already showed artistic talents as he was always drawing, painting, writing stories, and playing on congas that were left over in the basement after his father’s rehearsals with friends. Music has always been around him living in his family’s household. He grew up exposed to many styles of music such as Jazz, R&B/Soul, Hip Hop, Caribbean music, and more.

At the age of 7 years old, Pageot began taking piano lessons through his older brother/keyboardist Ric’key Pageot (Madonna, Earth Wind & Fire, Cirque du Soleil). Classically trained, he did his first piano recital at the age of 10 on his birthday for a yearend school show in his hometown Montreal, Canada. His interest for drums started coming into his life.

Performing with Urban Science at Reggie's Bar in Montreal, Quebec. Photo by Manikmati PhotographyThrough his adolescent years, Anthony played drums as a hobby it wasn’t until the age of 15, he finally decided to take drum lessons through one of Montreal’s most versatile drummers Max Sansalone. At the same age, Anthony had his first weekly restaurant gig with his brother Ric’key and his girlfriend at the time, (now wife), award-winning singer Dessy Di Lauro (Cirque du Soleil, Patti Labelle, Social Distortion). The young drummer went onto study and graduate from the Vanier College music program.

He continued his music studies at McGill University and started becoming a well-known and highly demanded drummer in Montreal doing gigs with multiple artists and bands in the music scene.

Today, Anthony Pageot is known for being a disciplined, professional and versatile drummer who can be found not only on R&B/Soul engagements, but as well as Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues and Afro-Caribbean. Now in his mid-20s, Pageot has already done performances with the likes of Grammy-Award Winning group Snarky Puppy in Montreal, Talib Kweli and Nelly on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles, with Everlast in Quebec City, with Nikki Yanofsky in Toronto, and performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and other popular festivals in his city. He has also performed with Dessy Di Lauro at the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, has toured all over Canada with guitarist/singer Cecile Doo-Kingue and has performed in Quebec’s equivalent of MTV, MusiquePlus TV Station.