LOUIS FAVRE is a French drummer and composer who lives in Belgium since his started studying music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven in 2003. He holds a Master of Jazz (thanks to Dre Pallemaerts and Pierre Van Dormael!) and the Aggregate Diploma to teach. Before that, he learned a lot with Serge Lazarevitch and André Mallau at the Perpignan Conservatory in south of France.
He got a lot of inspiration from Elvin Jones, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Brian Blade, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Meters, Meshell Ndegeocello, Patrick Watson, African Brothers Band International Of Ghana...
As a sideman Louis saw all the majority of the Flemish muziekpodia- and festivals. He played with great musicians like Pierre Van Dormael, Ewout Pierreux, Philippe Aerts, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Manolo Cabras, Robin Verheyen, Joachim Saerens, Pieterjan Seaux, Steven Delannoye and Tuur Florizoone.
He also played 8 years with Lokomotiv, a percussive band from Leuven led by Jo Zanders. With this group he released two CDs and played in various festivals in Europe (Belgium, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, England, France). In 2009 he performed with international artist Selah Sue one year long and they composed together the hit "This World", "My Direction" and the 2016 belgian Eurovision Song "What's The Pressure".
The last 6 years he plays drums, keyboard and he sings - all together- during contemporary dance classes in Louvain-La-Neuve.
Selected Discography :
Lokomotiv (Haiku Records 2006)
Lokomotiv & Special Choir (Appel Rekords 2009)
Maarten decombel Trio - October Sunrise (Home Records 2011)
Gratitude Trio (Negocito Records 2012)
Gratitude Trio - ALIVE (Negocito Records 2015)