Olivier Gavelle's portrait

Olivier Gavelle's portrait

Olivier lent himself to the game of portraits, here are some answers to our questions ...

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Since when do you evolve in music?

Olivier :
I started playing drums at the age of 15, self-taught, and joined my first band in 1980 with Hooligan.
With a pretty cool background I had the chance to play on the Sunset Strip in L.A. in 1988 with ACE in various clubs like the famous Troubadour/Whisky a Go Go/Coconuts Teaszer Hollywood BD.
A big tour in U.S.S.R. with Dirty Side in 1989 and an album entirely produced by
N.E.W Musidisc label distributor of Metallica Exodus Poison at the time.
And then many years with Kragens with albums tours France and Europe that happiness.
Now I evolve with a more extreme group Unchained with one of the members of Kragens whose third album should see the day for the year 2021 and also the return of Kragens with the exit of its fourth album that of good for this new year 2021.
Stay Tuned.....

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What are your musical influences?

Olivier :
For the influences it goes from Glamm to extreme metal (Ratt/Poison/Motley/Archenmy/Benighted and many others).

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Have you already recorded an album or an EP?

Olivier :
45 rpm with Hooligan 1982 label (Chameleon Record)
Album with Ace-Bad Boys 1986 label (Musidisc Record)
Album Dirty Side 1989 label (N.E.W Musidisc)Album Kragens-Dying in a Desert in 2003 label (Thundering Recordr)
EP Kragens 2001 5 (C.V.S.Production)
Album Kragens-Seeds of Pain 2005 label (Locomotive Record)
Album Kragens-In Fight 2007 label (Locomotive Record)
Album Unchained-Oncoming Chaos 2012 label (M&O Music)
Album Unchained-Chaising Shadows 2017 (Unchained Record)

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Which song fits you best?

Olivier :
Poison-Alice Cooper
Motley-Girls Girls Girls
James Brown-Sex Machine

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Which artist would you like to share the stage with?

Olivier :
Angela Gossow

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What are your other passions or interests besides music?

Olivier :
My children, music, friends, life...

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If you could only keep 3 albums among all the ones you own, which ones would you keep?

Olivier :
AC/DC-If You Want Blood
There are so many.....

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What is the unmentionable song you sing in your shower?

Olivier :
I Surrender by Raimbow

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Define, in 3 words, what music means to you

Olivier :
Friendship, Travel, Encounter

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