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December 19, 2009

Yuletide Greetings

First Dates of 2010 are posted. I'll be playing with The Average Joe's band starting in January,
Heaven Is Where dates will follow, and of course I will be at the Winter NAMM show.
Check'em out here.

Until then have a happy and safe holiday!


December 1, 2009

New Music Project

The last few weeks I have been involved with a group named Heaven Is Where. The band is the brain child of Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Matt Lande and has a dark, alternative, electronica sound. This past week the band has taken over the Unsigned Artist Charts on MySpace Music. Out of 3 Million bands world wide we are #7 in the Electronica genre, #10 in Alternative, #16 in the Rock genre, and climbing!

Right now the group is deep into rehearsals and will begin performing with a full lineup in early 2010. Until then, check out Heaven Is Where on MySpace and download the debut album, Stories From Yesterday on Itunes.



November 11, 2009

New Mailing list

Due the the fact that my old Email list provider doesn't like sending my news letters to Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, Gmail
or any other major Email address, I have a NEW Mailing list. To sign up all you have to do is title an email
"Mailing List" and send it to me at nick@nickmason.org and that's it!

Sign up now to get all the latest news on what I am doing in the music world!


October 22, 2009

Rock Nation

Now accepting students of all ages and skill levels at Rock Nation in Studio City, CA


October 16, 2009

Gigs in LA

Next Saturday (October 24) I'll be part of a Skeleton Drumline at the Dragonfly in Hollywood.
What is a Skeleton Drumline? Well It's like a regular Drumline, but for a Halloween party and
I'll have my body and face airbrushed to look like a Skeleton!!


September 17, 2009


Just made the big move from the East Coast to the West. Got a nice little place in Hollywood, CA. LOOK OUT!
That means more gigs with plenty of new artists.
More information will be hitting the website soon, but for now check out these photos from Wingfest.


August 20, 2009

New Gigs / New Pics

Playing in front of 19,500 people? Check out the September 6th gig below...

The Delinquents
August 21
Brandy's Pub
2126 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY
*Last show with The Delinquents

Rick's Rock'n Roll Review
September 4
Middleport, NY

Myron and the ID
September 5
Flying Bison Brewing Company
491 Ontario St.
Buffalo, NY
12:00 PM

Myron and the ID
September 6
Coca-Cola Field
275 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY
2:00 PM

The Red Revolution
September 6
The Tralf
622 Main St.
Buffalo, NY
5:30 PM

Here is a shot from last weeks Double Eagle Standard photo shoot.
To see more check out the Studio Shots Gallery.


July 28, 2009

New Pics

Well, not really new. These are old pics from 22 RED last year, but I just found them, so they are new to the site.


July 18, 2009

New Pics


July 6, 2009

New Studio Video

Tracking for Rick's Rock'n Roll Review


June 24, 2009


Well, yesterday I got a nice surprise call from Myron Deputat, whom I recorded some tracks for a while back. As it turns out I'll be playing with him LIVE tomorrow night.
Event details are below:


Outdoors in front of The Mohawk Place
47 E. Mohawk St.
Buffalo, NY
9:00 PM
weather permitting


June 22, 2009

Midsummer Treat!

Video Blog 3 is up. Get a sneak peek at a brand new Double Eagle Standard song,
as well as the Album Artwork.


June 17, 2009

New Video Blog

Video Blog 2 is up!


June 15, 2009

Recording with Double Eagle Standard

Check it out! Instead of regular 8 page updates from the studio, I'm going to do video blogs!
Photos and some regular blogs will still be posted on MySpace and Facebook.
Keep an eye out.

Here is a teaser video.



May 11, 2009

Photos from Hollywood

Photos with Logan's Heroes at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA are up!
Click the photo and check'em out.

Live Photos

For even MORE photos from my trip to Hollywood, check out my MySpace & Facebook page.


May 5, 2009

Buffalo show

Just announced. I will be playing with Metal band Double Eagle Standard at The Tralf in Buffalo, NY May 30. More info to come.


April 28, 2009


Friday May 8th I'll be playing with Logans Heroes at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA.
Get your tickets TODAY!



April 21, 2009


Added the photos from current Peace Drums Catalogs. Check'em out!

These are all available in the PRESS section.


April 7, 2009


Well now, just when I though I had a break, I get slamed! yes, I'll still be playing live with the Delinquents this month, but it looks like most of my time will be tied up in varius studios as well.
Eric Schleien, who I tracked two songs for at the end of Feb. has 3 more for me to do.
In addition to that I have been hired by Rick's Rock-n-Roll Review and Double Eagle Standard to play on both their albums.
Rick's music is nice Blues influenced old school Rock'n Roll. Double Eagle Standard you may remember from last years Edge Fest in support of Godsmack and Sevendust. This band hits hard and should be a lot of fun to work with. You can them out online at myspace.com/doubleeaglestandard. I may also do some live gigs with them. Hint hint...

And on something other than playing drums, check this out... A few months ago I was asked to donate a pair of my drumsticks to a HUGE collection in Milwaukee, WI. The Collection belongs to Ryan Kohlmeyer, and is quite impressive. Here are a few photos Ryan sent me.

Ryan's collection has been featured in Drum! Magazine, and later this summer will be a part of a photography book called "Sticks n Skins". I am honored to be a part of it.


March 10, 2009


Next month I'll be taking a break from the studio to jump on stage with The Delinquents.
This band gives Blues some balls! Check'em out at myspace.com/delinquentsband.

Catch us LIVE! April 18th at Brandy's Pub in Buffalo, NY.


February 23, 2009

Back in the Studio

Well, this week I have started recording for another one of John Teaak's productions.
We have compleated drums for two songs on Eric Schleien's upcoming EP. Eric's songs range in the modern rock and punk rock area, and have thus far been a lot of fun to work on.
Be sure to check out my Studio Blog on Myspace for some tech talk.


February 14, 2009

RIP Louie Bellson

July 6, 1924 - February 14, 2009


February 14, 2009


Now offering Professional Drum Lessons at TWO locations!

1248 Kenmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

448 Cayuga Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 634-5649


January 23, 2009

New Pics

Back home from this years NAMM show in Anaheim, and I have a bunch of pics. I'll be posting some of them in the FUN Gallery, and also on my MySpace page.
To join the rest of the world I also have a Facebook now... so check that shit out!

Carmine Appice - NAMM 2009


January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

A new year, and a new EP. I am currently working with Scott Nykiel on his solo record.
We finished tracking drums for one song already and will be working on the rest
in the coming weeks.

Scott is a talented solo artist and a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus.
His EP is being recorded by John Teaak of Light Box Therapy, whome I tracked drums for last year.

For those of you in the area, I will be in Southern California for the NAMM convention January 15-18.