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Canadian drummer John "the Stickman" Muggianu has been playing drums since he was 2 yrs old.  Born in Montreal in 2003, John learned to play drums by himself by viewing concert DVDs and playing along. By the age of 3, he discovered his true passion for drumming and received his first junior drum kit. He played "LIVE" for the first time at the age of 4½ with Montreal band WILLY-JOHN.  He started taking lessons at the age of 7 to help him improve & develop different drumming styles.  It didn't take long for his teacher to detect his natural talent for the instrument.  He now plays on a full size Gretsch Catalina Maple drum kit. 

He joined the West Island Music Academy in January 2012.  In September 2012 he joined the Rock Band program at WIMA where ONE TRACK MIND was born.​  He stayed with the band till June 2014.

He had the honour & privilege of performing with...
  • 5x Juno nominee David Gogo (David Gogo Blues Band) at the  Tremblant International Blues Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Victoriaville & Donnacona Blues Festivals, the Pavillon Arthabaska (Victoriaville, QC) and l'Astral (Montreal, QC)...
  • 2013, 2014 & 2017 BMA “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” & 2016 BMA "BB King Entertainer of the Year" winner Victor Wainwright (Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots) at Théatre Outremont (Montréal, QC) & Salle du Moulinet (Terrebonne, QC)...
  • Maple Blues Award recipient Spencer Mackenzie at the Tremblant International Blues Festival & Limestone City Blues Festival (Kingston, ON)...
  • Maple Blues Award / Lys Blues Award recipient Paul Deslauriers (Paul Deslauriers Band) at the Tremblant International Blues Festival & the Calistoga Grill... 
  • Maple Blues Award nominee / Lys Blues Award recipient Ben Racine (Ben Racine Band)  and  Dawn Tyler Watson at the Calistoga Grill & Magasin Général Le Brun...
  • 2013 Juno Award / 3x Maple Blues Award recipient Steve Strongman at a Montreal Blues Society private event.
  • 3x Maple Blues Award recipient Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Maple Blues Award / Lys Blues Award recipient Kevin Mark (Kevin Mark Blues Band) at the Calistoga Grill...
  • Carolyn Fe Blues Collective at the 2015 Montreal RibFest... 
  • Who's Driving at the 2015 "La WELL en Musique" Festival & at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Jon Adessky (Jon Adessky & 3rd Degree) at the Calistoga Grill & Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Andrew Lipscombe Band at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Justin Saladino (Justin Saladino Band) at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Deno Amodeo (D & the Boys) at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Cliff Stevens at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Wicked Grin (Ottawa) at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Juke Joint Rockers at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Triple Threat Blues Band at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Fuel Junkie at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • The Devil Dawgs at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Jimmy James Band at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • The Associates at Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Pat Loiselle at Smoke Meat Pete's.

​Although rock is his forté, John can be quite diverse in the styles he plays - from Blues to Jazz, from Rock to Metal, from Salsa to Funk...  His attention to detail, along with his easy-going attitude, dexterity & ability to improvise, are his strengths for achieving a great performance. 

Some of his favorite drummers are Phil Collins, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Joey Jordison, Sam Harrisson, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy, Jimmy 'the Rev' Sullivan, Steve Gadd, Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl & Dennis Chambers.


Le batteur canadien John "the Stickman" Muggianu joue de la batterie depuis l'âge de 2 ans.  Née à Montréal en 2003, John a appris à jouer de manière autodidacte en visionnant des concerts sur DVD.  Dès l'age de 3 ans, il découvrit sa vrai passion pour la batterie et a reçu son premier kit de batterie juniors.  Il a joué "LIVE" pour la première fois à l'âge de 4½ ans avec le groupe montréalais WILLY-JOHN.  Il a commencé à l'âge de 7 ans à prendre des leçons de batterie afin de s'améliorer et développer des styles différents.  Il n'a pas fallu longtemps pour que son professeur décèle chez lui un talent naturel pour cet instrument.  Il joue maintenant sur un kit Gretsch Catalina Maple de grandeur réelle.  

Il rejoint le West Island Music Academy en janvier 2012.  En septembre 2012 il rejoint le programme Rock Band de WIMA et le groupe ONE TRACK MIND est né.  Il reste avec le groupe jusqu'en juin 2014.

Il a eu l'honneur et le privilège de réaliser des prestations avec ...
  • David Gogo (nominée 5x pour le prix Juno) au Festival  International du Blues de Tremblant, au Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, au Festival de Blues de  Victoriaville et de  Donnacona, au Pavillon Arthabaska (Victoriaville, QC) et à l'Astral (Montréal, QC)...
  • Victor Wainwright (gagnant du prix 2013, 2014 & 2017 BMA “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”  &  2016 BMA "BB King Entertainer of the Year") au Théatre Outremont (Montréal, QC) & Salle du Moulinet (Terrebonne, QC)...
  • Spencer Mackenzie (récipiendaire du prix Maple Blues ) au Festival International du Blues de Tremblant & le Limestone City Blues Festival (Kingston, ON)...
  • Paul Deslauriers Band (récipiendaire prix Maple Blues / Lys Blues) au Festival International du Blues de Tremblant et au  Calistoga Grill...
  • Ben Racine Band (nominée pour prix Maple Blues / récipiendaire prix Lys Blues)  et  Dawn Tyler Watson  au Calistoga Grill & au Magasin Général Le Brun...
  • Steve Strongman Trio (récipiendaire du Prix Juno 2013 & 3 prix Maple Blues) - Événement privé de la Société Blues de Montréal...
  • Harpdog Brown & the Travelin' Blues (récipiendaire de 3 prix Maple Blues) chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Kevin Mark Blues Band (récipiendaire prix Maple Blues / Lys Blues) au Calistoga Grill...
  • Carolyn Fe Blues Collective au Montreal RibFest 2015...
  • Who's Driving au Festival "La WELL en Musique" 2015 et chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Jon Adessky & 3rd Degree au Calistoga Grill & Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Andrew Lipscombe Band chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Justin Saladino - Justin Saladino Band chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Deno Amodeo (D & the Boys) chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Cliff Stevens chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Wicked Grin (Ottawa) chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Juke Joint Rockers chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Triple Threat Blues Band chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Fuel Junkie chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • The Devil Dawgs chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • Jimmy James Band chez Smoke Meat Pete...
  • The Associates chez Smoke Meat Pete's...
  • Pat Loiselle chez Smoke Meat Pete.

Bien que le rock soit son fort, John peut être très diversifié dans les styles qu'il joue - du blues au jazz, du rock au métal, de la salsa au funk...  Son attention aux détails, conjointement à son attitude décontractée, sa dextérité et sa capacité d'improviser, sont ses atouts pour réaliser une performance impressionnante. 

Quelques uns de ses batteurs préférés sont Phil Collins, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Joey Jordison, Sam Harrisson, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy, Jimmy 'the Rev' Sullivan, Steve Gadd, Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl & Dennis Chambers.

TESTIMONIALS
  1. RANDY RENAUD (The Black Cat Alley - CHOM-FM 97.7)
    "... If you go see some of the blues shows at the Calistoga Grill or Smoke Meat Pete's or even shows at l'Astral and Outremont Theatre, you might have seen this young lad behind the drum kit playing like a seasoned blues veteran. Well his name is John Muggianu and he's had a chance to sit-in with many many blues artists here in Montreal, some big big names ..."
  2. JACK de KEYZER (2x Juno / 7x Maple Blues Award winner)
    "... He's a bonafide talent for sure!! Keep up the great work. I look forward to the day that John plays a tune with us ... All the best to The Stickman!" "John Muggianu... I nick-named him 'The Stickman' cause this young man from Montreal can really play the drums! He's already got a lot of different grooves and perfect time. Rock-on 'Stickman'!"
  3. Victor Wainwright (2013 & 2014 BMA “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” Winner & 2016 BMA "BB King Entertainer of the Year")
    "One of the best drummers I know!" "You are a friend and an incredible drummer! We love you. Keep it up!"
  4. David Gogo (5x Juno Award nominee)
    "Stickman Rules!!" "...So we thought we'd get him up to play... and we just keep doin' it 'cause he's actually pretty goddamn good!!"
  5. Jonny Lang (Grammy Award recipient)
    "WOW! Great job bro! And I love that u have Animal from the muppets on your kick drum."
  6. Paul Bushnell : Producer Commitments - Soundtrack 1,2, and Music Director of the movie
    "Great Drumming John!! Keep it up!! ...Best wishes"
  7. Coco Montoya (American blues guitarist & singer)
    "That was sooooooo Cool! Hey John, just wait till Randy Hayes hears this! All The Best!"
  8. Steve Strongman (Juno / Maple Blues Award Winner)
    "...He is a very talented young man indeed! ...please tell him to keep up the great work. All the best!"
  9. Paul Deslauriers (Maple Blues Award Winner)
    "That's awesome... tell him I think he's great!!"