Pierre Belleville (Amiens, 1978) is drummer in Lofofora. Pierre grew up in an artistic family (circus, dance, theatre). He started drumming at age seven at the Dante Agostini school of Orleans. He studied the instrument there during ten years, under the wings of teachers Dominique Deverge and Jean Brissard. Concurrently to his training, Pierre did not neglect bands' work, as he played different groups, rock 'n' roll, funk, or jazz. It was from there that his taste for the crossbreeding of the musical styles was born.
In 1995, he carried out one year of improvement at the CMCN and its professional drummers including Franck Aghulon, Patrick Buchmann, Andre Charlier, Alain Gozzo and Felix Sabaleco.
At 18 years old, Pierre Belleville taught drums in the Rock 'n' roll School of Bordeaux. During these 4 years, he played in several bands of hardcore and metal like Asgard with which he recorded 5 cds and made his first French tour. At the end of this rich period of creation, he integrated the band Yo! Pizaa Jump for a Canadian tour and the recording of their second album.
In 2000 Dirk Verbeuren contacted Pierre to replace him within the French metal band Artsonic (signed by WEA). With them, he carried out two French tours and took part in the recording of their third album 'Fashion Victim'.
This experience for him was significant because it was the confirmation that a real career opened up to him. In 2002, the manager of the famous French metal band Lofofora contacted him. The stake was serious because he had five days to learn all the repertory! All went very quickly seeing that two weeks later, he will play on the big stage of the Belfort Eurockéennes festival. Experiences that determined his next step: shortly after, the group engaged him and locked up themselves in studio to produce their fourth album ..Le fond et la Forme.., which came out in January 2003 (signed by M10). This new formation took to the road for a hundred date..s tour in France, Belgium and Switzerland. January 2005, the band Lofofora returned in studio for the recording of their very last album 'Les choses qui nous dérangent' which came out on April 11 on the record label Athome. A new tour was beginning throughout France and Canada.
Currently Pierre Belleville works on several studio projects. He has just finished the recording of two albums: one with a young singer Olivia Baume, whose release is planned for autumn and, more recently, the last opus of the Bordeaux-based band, Plug-in. He has just finished the recording of his new band Destruction Incorporated project with Shanka, the guitarist of No One Is Innocent and bassist Bastien Burger (ex Madjik). He will soon start the recording of the next albums of the bands Eths and No One Is Innocent.
At 28 years old, Pierre Belleville is an outgoing and ambitious musician. He always held his objectives: to grow rich by the current kinds of music, as well as older ones, while keeping open at diversity of styles. Today he strongly invests in various musical projects and this opening makes him a complete drummer.