BORN IN: Paterson, NJ
LIVES IN: Weehawken, NJ
DRUMMING SINCE: 1977
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Drummers: Tony Williams, Charley Drayton, John Bonham, Jeff Procarro, Jim Keltner, Omar Hakim, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Elvin Jones, Van Romaine.
Non Drummers: Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Victor Bailey, The Beatles, BT, Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, Deadmau5, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Mino Cinelu, Stevie Wonder, Owsley, Weather Report, Toto, Trent Reznor, Dr Dre.
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: “Tripping The Velvet” Annie Minogue Band
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Believe It” Tony Williams Lifetime
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Whenever I get to play large show playing my own songs.
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18” Vanguard Crash and 20” Vintage Ride
Nick Saya is a Producer, Drummer, Programmer, Composer, Multi Instrumentalist, Engineer and Songwriter. Nick’s work covers a wide variety of styles including Rock, R+B, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Film Score and Sound Design. He is much sought after for both his musical and technical expertise in recording and production . As a drummer he has played with and or recorded with Blood Sweat and Tears, Tom Bones Malone, Lew Soloff, Alan Rubin, Blue Lou Marini, Lenny Pickett, Gordon Gaines, David Fiuczynski and The Screaming Headless Torsos, John Medeski . He has been a member of the Annie Minogue Band from the start of the project and has shared the stage opening for David Lee Roth, Dave Navaro, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Whitley, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler and others. Nick plays drums, co-writes the material as well as produces Annie’s project. Nick has worked as a programmer for Various Producers Producing many tracks and remixes. He has had many songs he has written placed in movies, TV and commercial jingle spots.
The sample company PowerFx has signed Nick on as a featured producer in their company. PowerFx distributes original drum loops created by Nick. Nick is currently working on creating his own Virtual Sampling instrument based around his soundscape libraries.
Nick composes music and plays on tracks for many tv shows on networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Lifetime, Discovery, A&E, History, Oxygen, MTV, VH1, FYI and more.