Ryan Van Poederooyen

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Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen is a young, ambitious drummer from Vancouver, Canada. He is the drummer for Devin Townsend in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-Current) and was the drummer for the now defunct Devin Townsend Band (2002-2007). Ryan also play's drums for the experimental metal band Terror Syndrome (2007-Current) and the Progressive Rock Band - Ten Ways (2008 to Current). Additionally, Ryan is a professional live and studio session drummer and teaches drum lessons privately, via Long and McQuade Educational Music Centres in Vancouver, BC and on www.bandhappy.com for when he is on tour.

Ryan has done studio sessions for producers Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry, Hedley), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback, Faber Drive), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban, Delight), among many others and has recorded multiple studio albums for several signed artists in various musical genres over the past 15 years.

He has recorded drums for five Devin Townsend Records:

Devin Townsend Band, “Accelerated Evolution” (2003)
Devin Townsend Band “Synchestra” (2006)
Devin Townsend Project “Addicted” (2009)
Devin Townsend Project “Deconstruction” (2011)
Devin Townsend Project "Epicloud" (2012)

He also has appeared in three Devin Townsend live DVD/Blu-Rays:

Devin Townsend Band "Safe Zone" (2005)
Devin Townsend Project "By a Thread" (2012)
Devin Townsend Project "The Retinal Circus" (2013)

Currently, Ryan is recording and touring the world with the Devin Townsend Project. He has toured many countries around the globe playing venues with capacities ranging from 1000 - 5000+ people nightly, up to huge festival shows in front of 20,000 to 60,000+ people. Ryan has toured all of Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA, Canada, Russia, and Japan, with new areas being added every year. For much more info on RVP you can go to his website - www.rvpdrums.com

Back in the beautiful city of Prague. Absolutely love it here. It happens to be one of my favorite cities to visit in all of Europe and the world. Saw some sights and check out the last pic I took... how the hell are they doing that. If you know, let me know. They stayed stationary there for 10 minutes without moving!!! On another note our show is sold out tonight as well 😊 This tour is awesome, life is awesome. So thankful to see the world while playing music for people. Grateful!

Here's another amazing USA DTP tour coming up. We're doing some headlining shows and some shows with our good friends in Opeth and GOJIRA. Included in this tour is another 'Bucket-List' venue I've always wanted to play.... On May 11th, we get to play the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Soooooo stoked about that one!!!!! It's going to be a great time. Who's coming ???

Held a special motivational seminar for some Vienna musicians last night from the band WarpTime. Maria, Michael, Matt and Paul are DTP fans and couldn't get into my Vienna Motivational Seminar the day of our show there. So, on our day off in Vienna, I managed to have some rare time available which I used to do a private motivational seminar for them, which I've been booking through my RVP Health, Body and Mind page. It was a great experience doing it in front of a complete band. We connected on many levels and I had a successful class with them. Motivating and inspiring people is something I love doing on many levels. These Free Euro Tour Motivational Classes have been amazing in so ways. Grateful to be doing them and inspiring and teaching others through my own experiences!!! Looking forward to next class in Warsaw, Poland! But first, a show in Prague tonight! 😊Grateful.

Day off in Vienna, Austria. Arm/Ab and my Back workouts were done yesterday and today at this great gym called Fit Inn Gasometer. Check them out if you need a great gym in Vienna. Now time to enjoy this city on this beautiful sunny day and go for a band and crew dinner tonight! Feeling good on the road!!! Staying healthy and living life to the max! It's all about staying consistent and never quitting!!!!

Thank you Vienna, Austria for the support. Another packed show with another great crowd. You guys kicked ass see you next time!

Had an amazing Motivational Seminar in Vienna, Austria today with Mario, Irene, Philip, Roland, Bettina and Simon. It wasn't going to take place at first due to a busy schedule but my schedule opened up and I chose the seminar today instead of more drum lessons. Special thanks to Mario for the main push to make it happen when he approached me after our show in Zagreb, Croatia ! Everyone who intended had great questions and were very attentive. Sorry to those who couldn't get in. I had a lot of people respond. I'll be back! These seminars are intended to be inspiring and motivating for those who come to them.... the cherry on top for me is that I get even more inspired and motivated by them myself. A win/win situation for all. Life is awesome! Grateful.

Remaining RVP Tour Drum Lessons:

If you would like to book a drum lesson with me, PM me and I will give you all the details! I only have a limited amount of lessons left for this tour. If your city is not listed, it's because it's already fully booked! Look forward to teaching some of you on the road - RVP

Feb 16th - Prague, Czech Rep.
Feb 17th - Leipzig, Germany
Feb 22nd - Aarhus, Denmark
March 1st - Seinajoki, Finland
March 3rd - Stockholm, Sweden
March 4th - Malmo, Sweden
March 5th - Copenhagen, Denmark
March 7th - Berlin, Germany
March16th - Birmingham, England

Thank you Budapest, Hungary. Such a great turnout tonight. I believe it was another sold-out show. Thanks for your support. See you next time!

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