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Nick Hayes is a professional touring drummer with the Eric Gales Band. Nick’s drumming career started at a young age when drumming gravitated to him as opposed to him gravitating to the drums. Nick has a keen ability to take life as it comes and keep an open heart to learning. He notices the subtle aspects of life, taking a perspective that comes from selfless observation as opposed to ego driven views.

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Yeah, gospel is more about “pocket”. When I was coming up gospel music was solid. That’s what it created in a lot of drummers like me and others that stay out in L. A. They learned how to be solid. In gospel there’s different genres. I grew up under the quartet gospel feel which is more old school.

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I really like to explore different sounds and see what kind of possibilities I can get out of the drum set. I’m more of a percussive player. I like to add textures and different sounds. I really love exploring that area of drumming as opposed to only a simple set up with a few options for sounds. For me it helps push it to a different level.

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