Bio

Jeff Nations is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, songwriter, producer, and educator with over 24 years of experience in the music industry in a variety of roles. He currently serves as bassist/backing vocalist for Nashville country artist JB Crockett. Nations has also worked with major acts including Shaman’s Harvest (Mascot Records), Rookie Of The Year (Cardigan Records), and Science Hill (EliteROCK Records). Jeff has been spotlighted on television and in magazines, blogs, etc. and has had music featured on radio and TV, in film, and has shared the stage with renowned acts including Ben Kenney (Incubus, The Roots), Chris Kilmore (Incubus), Chevelle, mae., Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts), 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 almost two decades’ worth 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. He is also a composer for Spirit Music Group and Paramusical. 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, clinics, 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.

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

Experience:
JB Crockett (Bass, Background Vocals. Mar. 2019-Present)
Boy For Everything (All Voices & Instruments. Aug. 2016-Present)
Various Hands (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Omnichord. Sept. 2010-Present)
Rookie Of The Year (Drums, Background Vocals. Jan. 2017-Feb. 2019. Signed to Cardigan Records)
Shaman’s Harvest (Drums, Background Vocals. Aug. 2015 – Oct. 2015. Signed to Mascot Records)
Sweaters (Drums. Apr. 2014-Sept. 2014)
Science Hill (Guitar, Lead Vocals. 2007-2010. Signed to EliteROCK Records)
All Over The Road (Drums, Percussion, Vocals. 2002-2010)
Essence Of Logic (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Percussion. 2001-2007)

Tours:
Bass/backing vocals for JB CrockettHate Love Tour 2019 – Aug. 1-Dec. 7, 2019
Bass/backing vocals for JB CrockettSpring Tour 2019 – Mar. 15-May 25, 2019
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The Year2018 Tour w/ mae., LOYALS – Nov. 8-11, 2018
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearSweet Attention 10 Year Anniversary Tour – Sept. 26-Oct. 12, 2018
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearSummer Tour 2018 – Aug. 17-26, 2018
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearA Different Light 10 Tour w/ Sherwood, Motherfolk – Oct. 18-25, 2017
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The Year & Kyle LucasThe Sounds Of Summer Tour w/ Stages & Stereos, Ashland – Aug. 7-27, 2017
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearBack From The Dead Tour, Pt. II – Apr. 22-30, 2017
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearHeavy Thoughts Tour w/ For The Win, The New Low – Apr. 10-21, 2017
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearFor The Runaways Tour w/ He Is We, Kenny Holland, Allred – Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2017
Drums/backing vocals for Rookie Of The YearBack From The Dead Tour, Pt. I – Mar. 19-28, 2017
Guitar/lead vocals for Various HandsGoodnight Moon Tour w/ Rookie Of The Year – Aug. 3 & 4, 10-12, 2016
Drums/backing vocals for Shaman’s HarvestMidwest dates – Sept. 2015
Guitar/lead vocals for Various HandsLearn To Dance Tour – Jul. 18-24, 2015
Guitar/lead vocals for Various HandsHypoluxo Tour – Jul. 18-24, 2014
Drums for SweatersUnrest Tour – Apr. 8-12, 2014
Guitar/lead vocals for Various HandsBlame It On The Night Tour – Feb. 6-11, 2012
Guitar/lead vocals for Science HillMidwest Mini Tour – Nov. 13-17, 2009
Guitar/lead vocals for Science HillFlorida Blackout Tour – Sept. 18-22, 2009
Guitar/lead vocals for Science HillTropical Nights & Romance Tour – Feb. 27-May 9, 2009

Endorsements:
Ddrum
Walrus Audio
EarthQuaker Devices
Heil Sound
JHS Pedals
Barefoot Buttons
Temple Audio Design
InEarz
Big Fat Snare Drum
DrumDial
Paschen Guitars
The Kelly SHU
Cympad
Drumtacs
SledgePad
All Poetic Audio
Pedal Python
Guitar Triller
Best Tronics Pro Audio
Everlasting Road Cases