With 30+ years of performing and 20+ years of teaching experience Michel
DeQuevedo arrived to Canada from Mexico City in 2005.
He started playing percussion at the age of 8. After taking several early music
education courses he attended Mexico City's Escuela Superior de Musica and Academia
de Musica Fermatta (which was, at the time, affiliated with Berklee College of Music)
He is a singer-songwriter and plays percussions, drum kit, guitar and bass.
In Mexico, Michel was a recording and/or performing percussionist/drummer for
several Mexican bands and artists including multi Grammy Award winner Julieta
Venegas (BMG), multi Grammy Award winner Molotov (Universal), La Lupita (BMG),
Pulpo (Sony Music) and more, and participated in many concerts and TV shows as a
supporting musician for many artists and singers.
He was part of the band “El Son y la Rumba” where he shared stage with the
internationally acclaimed trumpeter Luis Gasca (Count Basie, Woody Herman, Mongo
Santamaria, Herbie Hancock, Janis Joplin, Santana, etc) and recorded the soundtrack
for the Academy Award winner Gabrielle Salvatore’s movie “Puerto Escondido”
He has toured U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Chile, Italy,
Switzerland and Germany.
Since moving to Toronto in July 2005, Michel has played and/or recorded with some of
the best artists in Canada, including Juno Award Winner Walk off the Earth, Juno
Award Winner Richard Underhill, Juno Award Winner Quique Escamilla, The Eric St-
Laurent Trio, Lady Son, The LMT Connection, Random Order and many more.
He has played in Toronto’s best venues such as Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, The
Opera House, The Rex Hotel, Lula Lounge, The Reservoir Lounge, etc