Paul James Bannerman

Paul James Bannerman

Cirque Du Soleil & Princess Cruises

Born/raised 18 years in Belgium, Paul is a Canadian living in Las Vegas. Following university graduation in Jazz, he spent 13 years in Toronto doing session/studio/theatre work. He recorded on 19 CDs & did 49 musical productions including the Emmy/Tony Award winning Broadway show "Blast!". He embarked on a 16-year world tour drumming for Cirque Du Soleils touring show œVarekai. He performed 5,219 shows to over 15 million spectators in 245 cities (24 countries/5 continents). Since 2018, Paul has been the showband drummer for Princess Cruises on 13 of their ships. He has travelled/toured 3,500 cities in 155 countries.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Passing rigorous auditions and starting my 16-year world tour with Cirque Du Soleil.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    All styles of music including drummers Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Manu Katche, Stewart Copeland, Phil Gould (Level 42), and Thomas Lang.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I love my Steve Gadd sticks for feel, weight and looks. I have been using Vic Firth for my stick and mallet needs for 34 years.