I wanted to take a moment and welcome you to my new website. My name is Jeff Nations. I am a 32 year old musician from St. Louis, MO USA. I am a multi-instrumentalist specializing in drums/percussion, guitar, vocals, bass and keyboard. I am also a songwriter, lyricist, composer and producer. I have been singing my whole life and began playing guitar at age 11, with the help of my dad. From there I started picking up other instruments and teaching myself how to play. I played my first live gig at age 12 at my elementary school’s talent show and, from there, I was hooked on playing live. In high school, my friends and I put together a funk rock band called Essence Of Logic and that was my first real band that would play road dates, get music on radio and have a decent following in our home region. When that band broke up in ’07, the guitarist and I put together Science Hill, who would go on to sign with EliteROCK Records and tour the U.S. That label dissolved due to poor business decisions and the band eventually split which was when I formed my current indie rock band, Various Hands, in late 2010.
In late 2015, I had the good fortune to fill in on drums with Shaman’s Harvest, a hard rock band from my home state who signed to Mascot Records in 2014. I spent a month with them doing Midwest dates and learning what it was like to tour on the legit, national level as a band with some major clout behind them. In August 2016, I was asked to take the drummer reins for a new band out of L.A., signed to EMP Label Group, called Hail Sagan, which features Nick Quijano of Powerman 5000 (you may remember their hit, “When Worlds Collide” from 1999). They’re currently sorting out some things behind the scenes so in the meantime, I have launched an electronic solo project called Boy For Everything. I plan to have an EP out for that project in early 2017 and Various Hands will have a new single coming around that time, as well. I also have about a year left til I finish my degree in composition for film, TV and video games at Berklee College Of Music.
I am always seeking new opportunities and am available for one-off live shows, tours, studio sessions, scoring work or anything else you may have in mind. I’m also open to offers to join projects as a full-fledged member. Feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com. Thanks for visiting and make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter!