Self-taught from age 4, Nate’s formal drum set training began during high school with Grant Menefee in Baltimore, Maryland. He continued his education in Boston, Massachusetts as a performance major at the renowned Berklee College of Music, studying with drummers such as Gary Chaffee, Ed Uribe, and Ian Froman. After graduating from Berklee in 1994, he taught and played locally in Boston until moving to Los Angeles in 1999 where he has since amassed touring and recording credits which include Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Richard Marx, Paul Anka, Paul Stanley, Pink, Paulina Rubio and Thalia. He was also the hard hitting force behind the houseband on the Mark Burnett series, ROCKSTAR:INXS and ROCKSTAR:Supernova. He cites Animal from The Muppet Show as his first and biggest influence.
Nate’s endorsements include Zildjian cymbals & sticks, Pearl drums, Roland electronics, Remo drumheads, Rhythm Tech percussion equipment, EPad practice pads, and Cympad cymbal felts.
Recently, Nate was the drummer in the houseband on the day-time talk show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, as well as Cher’s drummer for her string of appearances at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace. Now you can catch him during prime time on NBC’s hit music show, THE VOICE.
"The bottom line is I hit things with sticks for a living, and that's a pretty fun job."
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