Nick has been playing the drums for four decades. Besides playing for Pure Gold, Nick has also been the house drummer on all of the “My Music” and “American Soundtrack” series concerts, broadcast nationally on PBS television, playing for Patti Labelle, Lou Rawls, Franke Valli and hundreds more musical artists.
Nick did not start drumming until age 14, spending most of his time on the ball fields, but soon got the bug and together with buddies Vince Sporio and the late Jeffrey King of the Laurels, formed the Downbeats at Clairton High School, where he also lettered in baseball and basketball. After graduation Nick attended California State University where he played shortstop on the Freshman baseball team and played for Vito Disalvo and the WE THREE on the weekends. After 2 years Nick transferred to the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a B.A. in music.
He then spent 10 years in Miami, Florida where he worked the club circuit playing in top 40 and Latin bands and landing gigs on cruise ships. Since returning to the Pittsburgh area, he’s worked as producer and arranger on several studio projects for Mifflin Hills Music and released his own CD, “Latin Magic.”
When he’s not on stage, Nick teaches private lessons on drums, piano, guitar and music theory and also writes and arranges in his home studio. For more, visit www.nickpbsdrums.com.