Alain Merlingeas started drumming at the age of 27 by taking a few classes. Six months later he recorded his first album.
He perfected his craft at the "Drums School" in Limoges and then played regularly in an orchestra for over twelve years.
He has worked in a number of studios (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Dordogne....) and has acted as coordinator on a number of albums.
He played as a session musician on albums, EPs and singles... (Dominique L , Dimitri Nirman , Kevin Castagna , Nando Circus , Nemo , Arkane , Terminal Groove , Ohama , Lucia Stanizzo , Tootem , Moon Avenue, Paryzyane, Wendy Nazaré (Pas de Pareil), Eric Stewart (Viva la différence), Pascal Escoyez (Nature), etc....) He plays regularly with Paryzyane and is drummer for the Thierry Bacofin quintet.