NICK HAYES BORN 1980 IN GREENSBORO N,C has been performing, touring, and recording with various bands since he was 15 years old, performing many different styles of music . He started on the drum kit and played with local and national gospel groups and artists including George pass,Christopher brinson,Ron bigelow,kim burrell,shirley ceaser,bennett college womans choir,Monique walker,Marvin sapp,George perkins jr,Anthony foster,MIke yeverton ,Greg drumwright and so many more . Nick has toured all over the states with the nationally renowned ''SONS OF STEEL STEEL DRUM BAND “ performed World renowned drum master TRACY THORNTON. He was the founder, leader, musical director, manager and lead tenor . He was also the founder of the nation’s most exciting steeldrum band “Sons of Steel” ,
NICK'S major influences and mentors are Calvin''coon'' napper ,Rischard jenkins,Virgil brooks,Tracy thornton,George pass,Steve kelly.Larry kendall,Marvin wright, Bryant parker,Kevin cummings,Howard mcnair,Anthony foster, Brian moody,Ron thornton,Nate kelly,Brian brown,Kevin graves ,Corey williams and Greg drumwright.
NICK currently serves as the drummer for st james presbytarian church in greensboro n,c
under the leadership of pastor Diane givens moffett.
2000 Sons of Steel “Carpe Diem” s/percussion/drum kit
1999 Sons of Steel “Outta the Blue”/percussion/drum kit
2001 meet me in morgantown
2002 meet me in morgantown
2003meet me in morgantown
2004 jessie o banner and jobs company ''restoration
2004 anthony douglas and purpose
2005 st paul mass choir ''he endureth
2006 greg drumwright
2006 hatchers grove mass choir
2007 anthony foster and worship
2008 george pass and new
ARTISTS PLAYED AND PERFORMED WITH
50 CENT AND G-UNIT
ROD MC COY
SONS OF STEEL
WALT DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO FLORIDA
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA FLORIDA
SABADO GIGANTE ''UNIVISION NETWORKS
WARNER BROTHERS NETWORK ''BUSTA BROWN SHOW
2002 clinic at mars music raliegh n,c
1999-2005 Tours schools K-12 and universities Nationally to educate about the steelpan, AND drum kit the art form and it’s culture
2006-present Musical Director for the martin luther king social action for davidson county
2008 musical director for RnB artist keith baker ,gospel artist mike willilams,and cufflinx jazz band
NICKis an exceptional musician, teacher and performer. He does read music and teaches by ear and by rote. “Drill and Kill to skill” style of training. With his infectious and highly energetic personality and never ending enthusiasm towards music, he has built a strong name for himself in the world-wide steelpan community and seems to reach kids and people of all ages easily to teach them the magical world of music.
The type of work NICKhas been doing for years
Festival and event planning with emphasis on Ethnic Music and Cultures
Practitioner of cognitive teaching with particular focus on the concepts of repetition and drill and kill to skill.
Implementation of peer teaching model concentrated on grades k-12 and all ages
Designed comprehensive school-aged music workshops with an emphasis on curriculum connections
Coordinated music programs for non-traditional arts facilities and high-risk communities
Supervised and coordinated music programs for undeserved children and young adults
Supervised and coordinated music programs for mentally, physically and visually impaired adults
So whether on tour, in the studio, or in a class situation, NICK is definitely in high demand and at the tender young age of 29 it seems that he is only just getting started!
CURRENTLY ENDORSES SOULTONE CYMBALS AND VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICKS