Nik Hughes has traveled around the world performing and recording with such legendary artists as Bush, Andy Grammer, Bishop Briggs, Youngblood Hawke, Puddle of Mudd, Emily Osment, Iglu & Hartly, Ty Taylor and many more.
Nik currently resides in Gainesville, VA after living in Los Angeles for the past 13 years. During the last 15 years he has developed a reputation as one of the most dynamic, consistent, and creative drummer/percussionists in the industry.
He began studying drums at the age of six, and went on to perform in orchestras, marching bands, and jazz bands throughout school. He has a degree in music from George Mason University with a focus in orchestral and jazz music. He has also studied Congas and Bata in Cuba with Cutumba folklorico de Santiago.
Nik has performed countless tours across five continents and over twenty-five countries. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The Conan O’Brian Show, The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the CBS Early Show to name a few.
Nik is also a member of the band Youngblood Hawke who was signed to Republic Records and have a Platinum record for their track “We Come Running.”
He currently has a recording studio in Gainesville, VA , where he produces, and records drums remotely for many producers and artists.
Nik endorses DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, and Humes and Berg Cases.
I took lessons from Nik in Los Angeles and really looked forward to our weekly classes. Drum lessons with Nik were a great balance between learning technique and having fun. We not only worked on rudiments, drum rolls, paradiddles etc. but also learned how to play some of my favorite songs!
Making sure it is fun right from the start! Playing along with music straight away if the student is up for it. We can always fill in the gaps of technique and rudiments as we go. But each student needs to enjoy the process in order to get the best results. Each lesson is also catered to the needs of each student.