SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
I am seasoned drummer who has played in a wide variety of original bands over the last 25 years - everything from rock, pop, Americana, folk, Celtic, classic rock, alternative, funk, experimental, etc. I have played covers in all of these bands and have played many weddings and parties throughout the years, ranging from all-cover sets, to a mix of originals and covers (both classic and modern top 40).
I'm looking to join a working cover band or corporate band. I am currently available for days, nights, and weekends. I am also a songwriter and a singer, which informs my drumming. I have often been called a "songwriter's drummer" because I play for the song first and foremost. I am more workman-like than flashy, and I enjoy sitting in the pocket and letting other instruments steal the show. Not to say that I can't provide a memorable fill or solo when needed, but only when necessary.
As far as playing covers, I can enjoy both accurately reproducing a recording of a song, or creating a complete reimagining - whatever works best for the situation. I currently have my own apartment with an electronic kit so I am able to practice daily by myself. I don't have a place for a band to practice, but I am willing to travel and help with rehearsal space as needed.
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- Member since:
- Sep 17 2020
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Drummers - Buddy Rich, Phil Selway, Dave Weckl, Phil Collins, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff Porcaro, Dave Grohl, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham
Bands/Artists - Radiohead, Washed Out, Bear in Heaven, Peter Gabriel, Beach House, Death Cab For Cutie, Michael Jackson, The National, Tame Impala, Gotye, The Cardigans, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Foo Fighters, Guster, Warpaint, Neon Trees, Pearl Jam, REM, Dave Matthews Band, The Aces, Atoms For Peace, M83, St. Lucia, U2, Beck, Middle Kids, Paramore, Young Summer, David Gray, The Frames, Ghost Beach, Incubus, Miguel, OK Go, PJ Harvey, Sarah Harmer, Spoon, The Stills, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Maynard Ferguson, Aerosmith, The Album Leaf, Alice In Chains, The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Bruce Hornsby, Bruno Mars, The Carpenters, Soundgarden, The Dove and the Wolf, Nine Inch Nails, Fiona Apple, The Beatles, Guster, Huffamoose, Jeff Buckley, Live, Pink Floyd, Prince, Sevendust, Stars, Stevie Wonder, Switchfoot, Tom Petty, Van Halen, 80s New Wave, Yacht Rock, 70’s funk, Top 40 Pop, Classic Country, I swear I am not just naming Spotify playlists now…
- Background Singer:
Tama Swingstar 1980's kit - Zildjian Cymbals
Roland Juno Di
Without Wires (feat. Clarabell)
Without Wires (feat. Clarabell)Third single from 'Games' featuring Clarabell on vocals. Piano, Fender Rhodes, drums, vocals - Nicklas Hughes Bass - Adam Smith Guitar - Ben Hughes Trumpets - Vince Tampio Vocals - Alexandra March (AKA Clarabell) Produced by Nicklas Hughes Co-Produced by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson Recorded and Mixed by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson at Sine Studios, Philadelphia, PA Mastered by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4, Conshohocken, PA
Back To Zero
Back To ZeroSecond single from the full-length 'Games', out 9/30 on Black Rd Records. Piano, keyboards, drums, vocals - Nicklas Hughes Bass - Adam Smith Guitars - Matt Teacher Backing vocals - Mike Lawson Trumpet - Vince Tampio Produced by Nicklas Hughes Co-Produced by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson Recorded and Mixed by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson at Sine Studios, Philadelphia, PA Mastered by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4, Conshohocken, PA
Young Soul"Young Soul" is the first single from the full-length LP, 'Games', out September 30th on Black Rd Records. Produced by Nicklas Hughes Co-produced by Matt Teacher and Mike Lawson Recorded and Mixed at Sine Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Mastered by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4, Conshohocken, PA. Vocals, Keyboards, Drums - Nicklas Hughes Bass - Adam Smith Lead Guitar - Rob Swift Electric Guitars - Matt Teacher Floor Toms - Mike Lawson, Matt Teacher
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak Cover)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak Cover)Demo / studio track version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game". All instruments / sounds by Nicklas Hughes. Recorded with Apple's Logic Express on a MacBook Pro in 2015.
Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac Cover)A recent studio recording of Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" written by Christine McVie. Electric guitar by Matt.