Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes

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.

Recordings

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

SEAN PAUL

50 CENT AND G-UNIT

LAURYN HILL

BUSTA RHYMES

JILL SCOTT

STEVIE NICKS

ANDY NARELL

VICTOR WOOTEN

RAY HOLMAN

TOM MILLER

PHIL HAWKINS

TRACY THORNTON

MACHAL MANTONO

CHARLES GREENE

KEITH BAKER

ROD MC COY

DOC POWELL

SONS OF STEEL

THEME PARKS

WALT DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO FLORIDA

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA FLORIDA

CAROWINDS

TV PERFORMANCES

FOX NETWORK

SABADO GIGANTE ''UNIVISION NETWORKS

NEWS 2

CBS

WARNER BROTHERS NETWORK ''BUSTA BROWN SHOW

RADIO DISNEY

Teaching Experience

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