Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes, Eric Gales Band

Nick Hayes, from the Eric Gales Band, hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. He has been the full-time drummer for world-renowned guitarist Eric Gales for the last ten years. Before that he was a member of the Sons of Steel, steel drum band, which shared the stages with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stevie Nicks, Sean Paul, and many more.

In addition to a full residency at Disney World Orlando, he has also had the pleasure of working with the Wailers Band, Steel Pulse, Gary Hoey, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Raphael Saadiq, Pat Travers, Cufflinx Band, gospel producers Matt Kelly, Kevin Cummings, George Pass, Corey Williams, Kevin Graves, Marcus Dawson, jazz artist Dee Lucas, Lou Donaldson, Mondre Moffett, Melba Moore, and his beloved church, Saint James Presbyterian Church.

"My time with the Eric Gales Band has been exciting. In 2013 we had a wonderful year, a new album, and a long and sold-out tour. Ghost Notes was the first full original studio album for the band, and it was great that the world received it so warmly. We found ourselves once again on national radio and TV playing new songs, which for any band is the lifeblood of happiness and success. We played our favorite venues, the highlight being that each venue was so packed with enthusiastic fans that I couldn'ít even catch my breath to the excitement at times."

Eric Gales Band

Select Videos:
Eric Gales - Album Release Gig
Eric Gales - North Sea Jazz Fest