Band 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'm a businessman and musician , entertainment is part of my business .
Samuel Joseph Brawner, aka Nucleus, was born on August 8, 1956 in D.C. General Hospital. Samuel has resided in the DMV his entire life. Samuel became interested in music at the age of eight and started learning instruments such as the harmonica, xylophone, organ, clarinet and percussions. Not until he learned that he had a natural ability to play drums without any lessons did he realize playing drums was his gift . At thirteen, he started focusing on the drums while still experimenting with other instruments.
Samuel has since performed with artist the likes of Solomon Burke, Gene Chandler, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Parker, Cayenne Soul, Clock Work, The Young Bucks, Signature Live, C. Barns Project, Nucleus and Friends, C.W. Harrington and the Blues Messengers, The D.C. Blues Society, Fast Eddie and the Slow Pokes, Excell Band, The Stimulations, The Realistics , Phil Flowers , The Clovers, Pookie Hudson and the Spaniels , The Flamingos , Haji and Friends, The Horizon Band, Grace Community Choir , Memphis Gold , The Sounds of Harmony , Men in Motion , Gloria Brown , The Orioles, Princes DY, The Moonlighters, Kenny Holmes and Show Biz Band , Eddie and Denise, Anna Mhalago and Afro Floetry , Mahala South African Band , Rebee Jackson , The Winstons and many others.
As a production specialist and stage hand, Samuel has worked with the likes of EWF, Ray Charles, Phyllis Hyman, Bill Cosby, Pattie Labelle, Michael Jackson, Sinbad, James Brown, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Chuck Brown and many more.

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Member since:
Mar 27 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


50's60'70's80]s90]s2000's to current Doowhop RnB Funk Soul Classic rock Blues ,Gospel , Jazz , crank , Gogo , African . James Brown , Parliment Funkadelic,Temptations ,Dells , Jimi Hendrix , Buddy Miles , The Clovers , The Flamingo's,Grand Funk Railroad , Led Zepplin , Frankie Beverly and Maze , New Birth , EWF, Cameo , Mothers Finest , Herbie Hancok , Billy Cobham , Lenny White , Average White Band , Ray Charles , Stevie Wonder ,Carlos Santana ,King Floyd ,Rare Earth , Wilson Pickett , Gene Chanler , Motown , Stacks records , Chess records , Atlantic trcords , King records , Philly international records ect

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:


percussions ,drums ,audio gear