After teaching himself to play by watching his heroes on YouTube, Antoine Fadavi was discovered on the Internet and was signed to major drum and cymbal companies in his early teens. Later, he was hired to produce a series of videos and appear in advertising for KAT electronic drums. By the time he turned 18, Fadavi had been featured at international drum festivals and conventions and taken classes at Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute.
As soon as he finished high school, Fadavi earned a U.S. “Artist” visa and relocated from Paris to Los Angeles. Once in LA, he took a job producing videos and building social media for drum education website Drum Channel. He also formed his own media/production company, Green Wave Media, and quickly began creating video content for musicians and the music industry.
Fadavi’s drumming skills presented him with many opportunities to work with other LA-based musicians and music producers. One of these projects led to an audition for singer/songwriter King Princess, and since then, he has been touring and recording almost exclusively with the rising star. He played on King Princess’s debut album, appeared in her videos, and performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans at clubs, theaters, and festivals around the world including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Calgary Stampede, MoPop, and Life Is Beautiful, to name only a few.
A Gretsch artist since 2016, Fadavi is already a seasoned veteran, despite his youth, with so much experience already behind him and a bright future ahead!