Nashville based Nick Buda is an A list session player, live performer, songwriter and producer. Nick is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and currently spends most of his time in Nashville recording at his own studio, The Loft, or creating masters at other prominent Nashville studios.
Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Jimmy Van Zant, Lionel Ritchie, Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers, Edwin McCain and Hank Williams Jr.
Nick’s Current Setup
Horizon Series in Gray Gloss with Black Chrome hardware:
8x12, 14x16, 16x22
5x14 SS Classic Maple snare
6.5x14 Black Alloy snare
Miami based Phil Collins is an original member of the legendary progressive rock band Genesis as well as a prolific and enormously successful solo artist. He is a singer, songwriter and composer and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He has used an SS Classic since 1986.
Genesis, Phil Collins
Phil's Current Setup:
3.875x14 SS Classic Maple in Piano Black
Kauai based Bill Kreutzmann is the founding member and drummer for the entire 50 year history of the iconic American band The Grateful Dead, now performing as Dead and Company. He and bandmate Mickey Hart are known as the Rhythm Devils, a phrase coined by Francis Ford Coppola. The Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Bill is a long time Noble & Cooley endorser and played every one of the Dead’s 2300+ shows and continues to perform epic sets with Dead and Company today.
Grateful Dead, Dead & Company
Bill’s Current Setup.
Horizon Series in Honey Gloss, 8x10, 9x12, 10x13, 14x16, 17x22
5x14 SS Classic Maple snare
Dallas based John Anthony Martinez is an in – demand session player, live performance artist, songwriter, producer, educator and public speaker. John is an alumnus of The High School of Music, Berklee College of Music and Oxford University. He travels worldwide performing and educating people on music. He has performed with acts as diverse as Buddy Miles & Thomas Dolby and has a long list of top artists who have benefitted from his polished groove.
Rhythm Intensive, Chuck Rainey Coalition, Texas Country Music Hall Of fame, Main Street Live
John’s Current Setup
CD Maples in Hematite Sparkle with Wood Hoops and Black Chrome hardware:
8x8, 8x10, 9x12, 12x14, 14x16, 16x20, 18x22
6.5x14 CD Maple snare in Blackwash Oil
Cristiano Micalizzi is one of the most respected drummers in Italy today. He is a live performer, session player, educator, as well as a TV and Film recording artist. Christiano is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and has published several books on drumming. Currently with multi-platinum singer Eros Ramazzotti, he has performed with many of the top artists in Italy. When he is not touring, Christiano keeps busy performing for TV shows and recording soundtracks for movies.
Eros Ramizzotti, Darryl Jones, Bernard Fowler
Cristiano's Current Setup:
CD Maples in Natural Oil with Chrome hardware
8x10, 9x12, 14x16, 16x22
6.5x14 CD Snare in Natural Oil
6x10 CD Snare in Natural Oil
Greenville, SC based Jack Ryan is the drummer for The Marcus King band, a southern rock and blues styled group with a jazz feel. Their debut label recording, produced by guitar virtuoso Warren Haynes, is currently on the Billboard charts. Jack is our youngest endorser. He started playing the drums at age 11, and quickly gained interest in jazz after joining his high school band. He studied with Jeff Sipe of Aquarium Rescue Unit fame and brings a wonderful jazz/rock vibe to this up and coming band.
The Marcus King Band
Jack’s Current Setup
CD Maples in Tangerine Sparkle with Chrome hardware
8x13, 16x16, 16x18, 14x24
7x14 SS Classic Beech Honey Gloss snare
6.5x14 Walnut snare, Natural with Wood Burn logo