Charlie Nickrenz


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass.


Need drums for your holiday gigs? I can dive into most playing situations with little or no rehearsal or I can spend the time required to lock it down. nickrenz51 at dotcom 530-six one three 9330

I'm a versatile drummer and vocalist, country music is just a part of what I love. Since moving north from L.A. I've been on the road with Johnny D's Steel Horse Stampede feat. Halie O'Ryan, I've performed with the Sacramento Brothers, the Double Shots (expanded version! -, and Dyin' Breed (Facebook and vids here: . Currently I am with Big Iron (, Lucky Laskowski and the Liar's Choir and have done gigs with the Fortunate Few, Blues Farm/Rodents of Unusual Size, James Carlson and Ana Gilmour. Watch next year for the new Jimmi Accardi project!
I'm available for fill-ins, casuals, and recordings and I'm always ready to lend a hand to your rock, pop (anyone in Sac ever hear of Marshall Crenshaw or Buddy Miller fercrineoutloud?), country or alt-country band or project. Need the right drum track for your song or jingle? I will work with you so we all sound great.
Listen to a few cuts , updated soon, of me singing and playing live with the Shills (pop-roots rock), the Tavernapples (trad country) back in L.A. and new projects. Looking for an accomplished bass player for a few Bay Area projects. And keyboards for a pop band.
530 - 613 - 9330
nickrenz51 @ . com

Screen name:
Charlie Nickrenz
Member since:
Dec 05 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Tom Ardolino, Curly Smith, Albert Bouchard, James Stroud, Gary Mallabar, Dave Mattacks, Tony Braunagel, Prairie Prince, Donald Lindley, Moonie and all the semi-obscure 70's guys. It's about the song, the backbeat, the fill and leaving enough space for the lyrics to sink in!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - General:
Other Percussion:


Gretsch Renown Maple drums; Yamaha Recording Custom drums; Pearl, Tama, Ludwig and Gretsch snare drums; Puresound snares, Sabian cyms ONLY, Electro-Voice 767 (vox), Shure 57 and CAD mics, Vic Firth sticks, Beato Bags