Eric Boudreault (Alma, Qc, 1978) began to play drums at three and received his first kit at five. He started lessons at seven and joined a band at ten. While in school, he played various symphony orchestras, including a tour in Europe and a locally produced recording. He played for various artists in Quebec.
Since then Eric Boudreault has played with bands of different styles, including Funk, Swing, Latin, Progressive, Hip-Hop, Hard Rock, R&B, Jazz, Alternative, etc... He focus on versatility, incorporating the influences of Jojo Mayer, Virgil Donati, Marc Kelso, Zoro, Peter Eskine, Magella Cormier, Dom famularo, Dennis Chamber, Dave Abbruzzese, Horacio (el Negro) Hernandez, Elvin Jones, Robin Dimaggio, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith and more...
Eric Boudreault is holder of a bachlor in music performance from Concordia University and he also has a Diploma (D.E.C.) performance degree in Alma College in music performace. Modern drummer made mention of his young career in issue december 1998 and Drum! Magazine also in july 1999. November 1999, he played in the Montreal Drumfest (Yamaha Rising Stars Showcase).
Eric Boudreault worked as professor at Italmelodie for one 4 years duration. He has some projects running in Quebec province and in Canada. He gives master classes and percussions work shops in Quebec.
For the three next years, Eric Boudreault will be on tour with the equestre show Cavalia in the United States, Mexico and Canada. He always collaborate with many artists like Michel Cusson.
The teachers Eric Boudreault took lessons with include Nasir Abdoul Abkabyyr, Paul Brochu, Robert Pelletier, Marc Bonneau, Richard Dallaire, Real Gagnon, Sylvain Jalbert, Mario Boivin and Wally Muhammed.