James Kelly

In­de­pen­dent/ The Nurses

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

I would de­scribe my drum­ming style as...

“I do my best to keep solid time andI hit them very hard but cor­rectly, I chan­nel all my emo­tions into play­ing live and I try treat the drums as is they are an ex­ten­sion of my­self.”

Tell us about any en­dorse­ments you have...

“I’m not en­dorsed at the mo­ment.”

The se­cret of play­ing drums well is…

“Try to let go of your ego and play for the song.”

My first drum set was…

“Pearl Ses­sion Pro.”

My favourite drum­mers ever to date are… (let’s as­sume Bon­ham is a given!)

“Hawkins, Grohl, Dom Howard, Chad Smith.”

Self-taught or lessons?


What’s the best drum­ming ad­vice you’ve ever been given?

“Less is more: feel and groove over chops.”

What are your band cur­rently up to?

“We’ve just fin­ished record­ing with Stew Jack­son who works closely with Mas­sive At­tack. We’ve re­leased a few sin­gles from that.”

I use...

“Gretsch drums, Pearl andDW snares, Zildjian cymbals, Remo skins, Pro Mark sticks, Tama Road Pro hard­ware.”

Face­book: @thenurses YouTube: YoO_gRlvIg8 (lat­est sin­gles) V8xxWYeSbDY

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