Nikki James
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ABOUT

Are you looking for a sub-in drummer but had no luck?
Do you have gigs lined up but your drummer just quit?

Well, My name is Nikki and i'm currently seeking an established band to provide sub-in work with.

I am a professional session drummer and full member of the hardcore punk band Massive Brain Damage (M.B.D.) out of Costa Mesa, CA.

My focus is in heavy metal and punk rock, but i'm proficient in other disciplines as well, like other forms of metal, metalcore, hard rock, pop punk, ska, and cover bands too. I’ve played many gigs up and down California, from the Whisky in LA, to the Garden Amp in Orange County, and down to the House of Blues in San Diego. i also have experience recording in the studio, playing to a click, and a new and just released full-length album under my belt.
(Search "M.B.D." or "Massive Brain Damage" on Spotify, Apple Music, and most other major streaming services)

I’m motivated, dedicated, have my own job, transportation, and can learn your material quickly. Due to my schedule, I'm only accepting paid gigs at the moment.

Professional. Reliable. Punctual. No Drama. Honest.

Associated Acts -
Massive Brain Damage (M.B.D.)
Dreams of Vertigo
Nomanic
Hazardous Terror

Social media -
Personal IG: nikkidrumz
Band IG: mxbxdx

Screen name:
Nikki James
Member since:
Aug 01 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Just to name a few: Jim Riley, Thomas Lang, Josh Freese (The Vandals), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Alex Gonzalez (Mana), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Tom Hunting (Exodus), Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), Christoph Schneider (Rammstein), Carlos Cruz (Warbringer), Aquiles Priester (Hangar), the list goes on...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

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