Bio

Jeff Nations is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, songwriter, producer, and educator with over 22 years of experience in the music industry in a variety of roles. He currently serves as drummer for the nationally-touring, Billboard-charting indie pop band, Rookie Of The Year (Cardigan Records). Nations has also worked with major acts including Shaman’s Harvest (Mascot Records) and Science Hill (EliteROCK Records). Jeff has been spotlighted on television and in magazines, blogs, etc. and has had music featured on radio, in film and TV, and has shared the stage with renowned acts including Ben Kenney (Incubus, The Roots), Chris Kilmore (Incubus), Chevelle, mae, Twin Forks (Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional), Bad Suns, Nothing More, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Trapt, and many others.

In addition to his top-notch professionalism, strong work ethic, knowledge of his instruments and his ability to adapt to any musical situation, Jeff also has over a decade of experience on the business side of the music industry, having worked in management, booking, education, radio, tour management, PR, web design, and promotions. Nations has spent time on record labels, toured the U.S. coast to coast and holds a degree in composition for film, television and video games from Berklee College Of Music. Jeff prides himself on being professional, flexible, and a quick learner, and is a beneficial addition to any musical setting.

Jeff Nations is an ASCAP-affiliated musician and is available for live performances, touring, studio sessions, and scoring, worldwide. All work can be done remotely or on-location. Please visit the Contact page to get in touch with Jeff about your project.

Training:
Berklee College Of Music – Bachelor Of Professional Studies in Composition For Film, TV & Video Games, cum laude (2018)

Experience:
Rookie Of The Year (Drums, Background Vocals. Jan. 2017-Present. Signed to Cardigan Records)
Boy For Everything (All Voices & Instruments. Aug. 2016-Present)
Various Hands (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Omnichord. Sept. 2010-Present. On hiatus)
Shaman’s Harvest (Drums, Background Vocals. Sept. 2015 – Oct. 2015. Signed to Mascot Records)
Sweaters (Drums. Apr. 2014-Sept. 2014)
All Over The Road (Drums, Percussion, Vocals. 2002-2010)
Science Hill (Guitar, Lead Vocals. 2007-2010. Signed to EliteROCK Records)
Essence Of Logic (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Percussion. 2001-2007)

Tours:
Drums for Rookie Of The Year2018 Tour w/ mae, LOYALS – November 8-11, 2018
Drums for Rookie Of The YearSweet Attention 10 Year Anniversary Tour – September 26-October 12, 2018
Drums for Rookie Of The YearSummer Tour 2018 – August 17-26, 2018
Drums for Rookie Of The YearA Different Light 10 Tour w/ Sherwood, Motherfolk – October 18-25, 2017
Drums for Rookie Of The Year & Kyle LucasThe Sounds Of Summer Tour w/ Stages & Stereos, Ashland – August 7-27, 2017
Drums for Rookie Of The YearBack From The Dead Tour, Pt. II – April 22-30, 2017
Drums for Rookie Of The YearHeavy Thoughts Tour w/ For The Win, The New Low – April 10-21, 2017
Drums for Rookie Of The YearFor The Runaways Tour w/ He Is We, Kenny Holland, Allred – March 29-April 1, 2017
Drums for Rookie Of The YearBack From The Dead Tour, Pt. I – March 19-28, 2017
Guitar/vocals for Various HandsGoodnight Moon Tour w/ Rookie Of The Year – August 3 & 4, 10-12, 2016
Drums for Shaman’s HarvestMidwest dates – September 2015
Guitar/vocals for Various HandsLearn To Dance Tour – July 18-24, 2015
Guitar/vocals for Various HandsHypoluxo Tour – July 18-24, 2014
Drums for SweatersUnrest Tour – April 8-12, 2014
Guitar/vocals for Various HandsBlame It On The Night Tour – February 6-11, 2012
Guitar/vocals for Science HillMidwest Mini Tour – November 13-17, 2009
Guitar/vocals for Science HillFlorida Blackout Tour – September 18-22, 2009
Guitar/vocals for Science HillTropical Nights & Romance Tour – February 27-May 9, 2009

Endorsements:
Ddrum
Heil Sound
Barefoot Buttons
Temple Audio Design
Big Fat Snare Drum
DrumDial
The Kelly SHU
Cympad
Drumtacs
SledgePad
All Poetic Audio
Pedal Python
Slay Threads
BeHuman[e] Apparel
Paschen Guitars
Guitar Triller
Best Tronics Pro Audio
WB Gear