shawn-bio-1A native of North Bay, Ontario, Shawn Sasyniuk combines heavy grooves with incredible intensity. Though he initially gained his reputation as a solid and energetic drummer and percussionist, he is equally comfortable with several other instruments. It’s not uncommon to see him play drums, cajon, guitar and mandolin…in the same show!

Live, Shawn has shared the stage with several artists including Roch Voisine, Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, Jason Lang, Renée Martel and Wilfred Le Bouthillier among others. He has made several television appearances on TFO, CBC, Radio-Canada (including a stint as the house band drummer on SRC’s Le Garage) and Musique Plus. Shawn also took part of the Francoforce tour that travelled across Canada in the summer of 2008.

Shawn has also lent his talents on both sides of the studio glass. He has played drums and other instruments on several artists’ albums, and has engineered, mixed and/or produced albums for Tricia Foster, Serge Monette, Anique Granger, Jean-Guy “Chuck” Labelle, Robert Paquette and Antoine Tremblay-Beaulieu.

Shawn plays Luka PercussionTRX Cymbals, Polecat Percussion Systems and Los Cabos Drumsticks.