Charlie Nicholson

Hello and thanks for your interest. My name is Charlie Nicholson, I'm a very well rounded drummer with 15 years of experience. My style of drumming can be utilized in almost any musical situation, whether it’s Dance, Pop, Rock, Metal, Hardcore, Pop-Punk, Country, Indie, etc. When given songs to recreate the drums, with a week’s time I can guarantee a well organized, unique, and intelligent drum part to any mix. I am the current and original drummer of I Am of Terra from Pahrump, NV. My past projects, as listed in my experience section, I have played drums for two Las Vegas bands named Capture the Clouds and Survive This. I am currently endorsed by Seven Drumworks (Luke Holland: the Word Alive, Sam Applebaum: Veil of Maya, Adam Gray: Texas In July, G-Flash: Powerman 5000).

Current Set-up:

Orange County Drums Venice Series
20x20 kick
16x14 floor
12x10 rack

Seven Drumworks custom built snare drum
14x7.5 hybrid snare

21" Meinl Byzance Medium Crash
20" Meinl Soundcaster Powerful Crash
18" Zildjian Oriental China
14" Sabian AA Metal-X Hats
9" Sabian Radia Cup Chime
7" Zildjian Zil-Bel

Vater Fatback 3A drumsticks, DW Pedals and Hardware, Behringer personal mixer (for click/back tracks)

I Am Of Terra (Pahrump, NV) 2008-Present
• Past show line ups have included Chiodos, Breathe Carolina, The Color Morale, I See Stars, The Air I Breathe, Mod Sun, Tek-One, I Am Ghost, Modern Day Escape, Eyes Like Diamonds, Phineas, Righteous Vendetta, Winds of Plague, Erra, Elitist, Before There Was Rosalyn, Onward To Olympus
• All albums and singles have been self recorded
• Releases
• Compounds (single) 2012
• Self Titled EP; 5 songs; Self released; 2011
• 3 song Sampler 2011

Survive This! (Las Vegas, NV) 2011-2012
• Selected artist on the Art Institute Stage at Extreme Thing 2012 Presented by Extreme Radio X107.5
• Past Show line-ups have included The Wonder Years, Sleeping With Sirens, Alesana, Falling In Reverse, Of Mice and Men, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Word Alive, Less Than Jake, A Loss For Words, Transit, Lions! Tigers! Bears!, Vanna, A Loss For Words, Jamie’s Elsewhere, No Bragging Rights, To Speak of Wolves, Before Their Eyes, Before There Was Rosalyn
• All albums and singles have been self recorded
• Releases
• 5 song ep 2010
• Believe (Cher Cover) (Single) 2011
• Bella Calobria (Single) 2012
• Equivalent Exchange (single) 2012

Capture The Clouds (Las Vegas, NV) 2010-2011
• Winner of XPOZ Battle of the Fans 2011, Bike Rack Battles 2010, House of Blues Las Vegas Battle of the Bands
• Headliners on the XPOZ Stage at Las Vegas’ Extreme Thing 2011 presented by Extreme Radio X107.5 at Desert Breeze Park
• Previous shows have included Memphis May Fire, At The Skylines, Southern Lights, All That Remains, Asking Alexandria, Unearth, Four Letter Lie, Broadway, I Am Ghost, We Are Defiance, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Attack Attack!, P.O.D., Senses Fail, Chiodos, Emmure, Miss May I, Versa Emerge, The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence
• Releases
• Collar Bones To Collar Bones (Single) 2010
• 4 song Demo 2010
• Picture Perfect (Single) 2011

Formal drum lessons, multiple instructors 1996-2008

Rudiments, Ghost Notes, Latin, Rock, Pop, Dance, Country, Folk, Indie, Orchestral, Marching, Stick Tricks, drum instruction