Bio

Jeff Nations is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter with over 21 years of experience in the music industry as a drummer, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and songwriter. He currently serves as drummer for the nationally touring, Billboard charting alternative pop band, Rookie Of The Year (formerly on One Eleven/Warner Bros. 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, Twin Forks (Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional), Bad Suns, 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, radio, PR, web design, and promotions. Nations has spent time on record labels, toured the U.S. coast to coast and is currently pursuing a degree in composition at 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 (2018)

Experience:
Rookie Of The Year (Drums, Background Vocals. Jan. 2017-Present)
Boy For Everything (All Voices & Instruments. Aug. 2016-Present)
Various Hands (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Omnichord. Sept. 2010-Present. On hiatus)
The Town Drunks (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Omnichord. Feb. 2006-Present)
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:
Rookie Of The Year & Kyle Lucas – The Sounds Of Summer Tour w/ Stages & Stereos, Ashland – August 7-27, 2017
Rookie Of The Year – Back From The Dead Tour, Pt. II – April 22-30, 2017
Rookie Of The Year – Heavy Thoughts Tour w/ For The Win, The New Low – April 10-21, 2017
Rookie Of The Year – For The Runaways Tour w/ He Is We, Kenny Holland, Allred – March 29-April 1, 2017
Rookie Of The Year – Back From The Dead Tour, Pt. I – March 19-28, 2017
Various Hands – Goodnight Moon Tour w/ Rookie Of The Year – August 3 & 4, 10-12, 2016
Shaman’s Harvest – Midwest dates – September 2016
Various Hands – Learn To Dance Tour – July 2015
Various Hands – Hypoluxo Tour – July 18-24, 2014
Sweaters – Unrest Tour – April 8-12, 2014
Various Hands – Blame It On The Night Tour – February 6-11, 2012
Science Hill – Midwest Mini Tour – November 13-17, 2009
Science Hill – Florida Blackout Tour – September 18-22, 2009
Science Hill – Tropical Nights & Romance Tour – February 27-May 9, 2009

Endorsements:
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Paschen Guitars
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Lampifier Microphones
Best Tronics Pro Audio
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