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

Hello New Zealand.... nice to be back 😊 Saw some 'Lord of the Rings' props as soon as we walked into the airport. First things first, check-in to the hotel and then off to go on a tour of Hobbiton from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies. Stoked!!! Then later, I'll be doing my first Free Motivational Seminar of this NZ/Oz tour. Living the dream and grateful 😊

Thank you USA! Hello New Zealand and Australia!!!

Thanks to all of you who came out to support the DTP on our recent small, but fun tour of the USA the past couple weeks. So many great memories were made playing with to amazing people who support us! Thank you!!! I also want to thank all of you who came out to my RVP Health, Body and Mind Seminars. They were a huge success. All were fully booked and all were great experiences. All my seminars are fully booked in New Zealand and Australia BUT we have upgraded all the venues to accommodate more people for my Free RVP Motivational Seminars there. To sign up, go like the RVP Motivation Worldwide page and DM is there and you'll get a free RSVP.

We're flying to New Zealand this afternoon to play a show in Auckland on May 18th. Then we hit Australia and will be playing Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Excited to be back down under. See you guys at the DTP shows and my upcoming free seminars in NZ and Oz!!! Stoked!!


End of tour photo with Gojira, Opeth and the Devin Townsend Project. What an amazing tour this was in the USA. Even though it was only 6 shows, it was great to play so many amazing venues with good friends, in front of great crowds. Hope to do this same bill again down the road, in more places around the world!

Thank you Indianapolis. You guys were absolutely amazing. Appreciate your support. See you next time!!

A picture of me by my drum kit, taken directly after our set at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Easily one of the most memorable shows I've ever played in my entire life. Extremely grateful and honoured to have played there. I'm truly living the dream. #grateful

Photo taken by - LIM SANG Photography

Thank you very much for your support tonight Kansas City. You guys were awesome. See you next time!

Just received this epic end of show DTP band photo by LIM SANG Photography from our Red Rocks show yesterday. I had to share this with you guys. Thanks again to all of you who came out to see us. We can't do this without your support. What a monumental show it was! Thanks for the killer photo Neil!!

Cheers to all of you who came out to our set at Red Rocks Amphitheater last night. It was easily one of the most memorable and coolest gigs I've ever been part of. Your support was much appreciated!! We can't do this without you.... thank you! #RedRocks #Corona

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