As a performer, Nigel carries an experience of over 20 years in drumming. He derives inspiration from drumming greats such as Chad Smith, Dave Grohl, John Bonham and Matt Cameron.
He has toured across India and performed for Hard Rock Cafe, MTV, Channel V, VH1, Harley Davidson Rock Riders, Independence Rock, Great Indian Rock, just to name a few and also featured in prestigious magazines such as Rolling Stones and People’s Magazine and national newspapers such as Mumbai times, Hindustan Times, The Tribune India and Mid-Day.
His passion for drumming made him quit his corporate job and follow his dream of being a full time musician in the year 2013. It was in this year that he started, Nigel’s Academy of Music with the sole purpose of sharing his knowledge and experience with young talent. With a humble beginning of merely 2 students, his academy now trains more than 1000 students per year. Every year, their annual event, ‘Live & Loud’ has the students performing in front of a large audience of family, friends and music lovers spreading social awareness and also raising funds for the underprivileged. The highlight of the event is the DRUM CIRCLE where a group of 20-25 drummers put up a fantastic display their drumming skills, coached and trained by Nigel.
He is also living his dream by being the India organizer for the Drum-Off Global competition 2020. He feels it is an awesome platform for drummers across the world to Rock, Roll and Shine!
Find out more about Nigel Collasco: Website (www.namusic.in)