LoganNixdrums
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Logan Miles Nix is a Los Angeles based professional drummer currently playing for John 5 and The Creatures, Katy Rose, Ryan McGarvey, ElixirOnMute, LOVR, independent, sessions. He began playing drums at age 10 and was soon winning awards for “Best Drum Performance” and “Best Jazz Improvisation” at the Albuquerque Jazz Festival and University of New Mexico Jazz Festival.

In High School Logan learned techniques on all large and small concert and world percussion, mallet instruments, and drumset. In his junior year he was named section leader and auditioned into the All-State Symphony Orchestra, placing him among the best in the state. He graduated with honors and received the John Phillip Sousa Award for Superior Musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation.

Logan accepted a full ride scholarship to The University of New Mexico and quickly became “the go-to percussionist”, playing in Classical, Contemporary and Jazz ensembles. Professor of Music Eric Rombach-Kendall described the UNM percussion studio during this time as "The most seasoned and well oiled percussion section" he had conducted. Soon the road called and Logan joined the internationally acclaimed Pink Flamingos, traveling throughout the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, opening for John Legend, Eddie Money, Kool and the Gang and The Pointer Sisters, just to name a few. He toured extensively with several musical acts, playing universities and music festivals across the nation. While home he managed to win the local Guitar Center’s Drum-off competition twice. He quickly became a strong force in the music scene, freelancing for several popular local, national, and international acts. Between 2013 and 2016 Logan has played over 350 European tour dates with Guitar Player Magazine's 2013 Best New Talent and The European Blues Awards Best Guitarist, Ryan McGarvey.

Logan maintains a very busy performance, recording and teaching schedule. He runs his own studio where he performs, engineers and produces award winning music. In 2013 he performed, mixed and mastered the "Best Instrumental Performance" at the NMMA's and received several other nominations in the Jazz and Native American Categories. In 2015 he engineered, produced, and played drums on the "Best Vocal Performance" and was nominated for "Producer of the Year" and in the Jazz category at the NMMA's. He works with clients all over the world providing drum tracks and post-production.

Screen name:
LoganNixdrums
Member since:
Jan 22 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock, Jojo Mayer, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Bill Stewart, Josh Freese, Russ Kunkel, Steve Smith, John Bonham, John Blackwell, Mark Guiliana, Zack Danziger.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I bring very appropriate and gig specific musical gear. This changes from job to job. I have 5 different kits to cover just about any playing situation. Lots of cymbal and snare options. Some nice LP classic Congas and timbales. Also an Electronic setup of Roland Spds-x Sample pad with acoustic kick and snare triggers, and external kick and snare pads. Studio Rig is Universal Audio converters and preamps in a 4-710d, other preamps from Warm Audio, Black Lion, and Focusrite ISA. Mics from AKG, Rode, Shure, Audix, CAD, Studio Projects, and Cascade.

MUSIC