Chucri Chemali

 Chucri Chemali

Chucri’s interest and love for music, sound and instruments is so great that he wants to play them all! He started piano lessons at a very early age back in Beirut Lebanon where he was born. He then switched to classical guitar by the age of 9 and completed 3 years of studies. Chucri bought his first Tama drum kit at age 15.
Private lessons and lots of practice made his attachment to drums grow bigger and stronger.
In 1990 Chucri moved to Montréal Canada and continued taking drum lessons with great musicians and teachers which helped him get a degree from the Mc Gill conservatory in 1997. Chucri’s experience in playing different styles of music with different bands made him develop a particular way of using the drum sounds in the oriental music, with a funky-jazzy groove. He participated in many events and festivals across Canada and the USA.
Joined the BACKSTRINGS and performed with them at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2005.

‘’ Music is a gift. We are born with it and live to appreciate it ‘’ Chucri Chemali-Drummer