BR drummer backs up Lucca on tour, ‘Voice’

Baton Rouge drummer Mic Capdevielle will make his first major national television appearance Tuesday on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Capdevielle, formerly of local band the Benjy Davis Project, will perform with singer-songwriter Tony Lucca, who’ll sing his new single, “Never Gonna Let You Go,” off his new record due out next month.

Lucca was second runner-up on the sophomore season of the NBC reality singing competition series, and is signed to “The Voice” judge Adam Levine’s 222 Records.

Tuesday will be a “full, crazy” day for Capdevielle at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, Calif., where “The Voice” is taped.

“The house band, ‘The Voice’ band, some of the musicians are supposed to be sitting in and playing part of the song just to fill in the track so we’ve got to kind of work with them,” Capdevielle said Monday from Los Angeles. “We’ve got to get dressed and do hair and makeup, all the crazy stuff they make you do.”

Capdevielle, who’s the touring drummer with rock-folk singer Lucca, said the singer’s new single is pretty mainstream and very current. One of the co-writers on the song also co-wrote the recent hit single “Home” for “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips.

Capdevielle, 30, has been performing with Lucca occasionally since 2009, and more frequently since the Benjy Davis Project went on hiatus in 2011.

“That’s what I am now; I’m a freelance drummer — a drummer for hire. But Tony is my number one right now,” he said.

Capdevielle said he’ll be on Lucca’s solo tour from the end of July through August, be home for about a week, then hit the road in September with Lucca on the Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson tour.

“It’s definitely my biggest tour so far,” he said.

“The Voice” airs at 7 p.m. on WVLA, Channel 33 (cable Channel 3) in Baton Rouge, and WDSU, Channel 6, in New Orleans.