Lionel Hamel

INTERVIEW

What was your biggest artistic achievement prior to joining Cirque du Soleil?

Guitar, voice and sound engineer for Dralion and Solstrom.
15 years of music for Radio Canada’s "L’onde de choc musique et son"

Please tell us about your artistic background before joining Cirque.

I did music for TV shows, commercials and movies and toured with Sylvain Cossette, Marc Dupré, Sono, Zébulon and Marc Déry.

  • Lionel Hamel
  • Canada
  • Guitar, Singer, Computer programmer
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?

I began in 2004.

What kind of an experience was your audition and/or training and/or workshop?

It was very good… cool and relaxed.

How did your integration go in the show?

My integration took nearly 3 years, but everything is very good now.

What do you like the most about being part of Cirque du Soleil?

I love having the possibility to grow with such a great company.

How did the transition go between your former career to your current Cirque career?

It has been very good so far.

How is in Las Vegas?

Expensive!