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With french origins, having grown up in England I strongly benefitted from the UK's strong musical heritage, in a variety of styles having been the drummer of many inspiring orignal projects, in the styles of Indie-Folk-Rock, Indie-Art-Rock, Fusion Jazz-Pop/Rock. This developed in me a strong ear and understanding of music composition and song-writing.

With years of experience in Funk and Soul and Pop function bands I'm well seasoned in covers of a variety of style as a drummer and backing vocalist.

My following move took back me to France, completing one year in a high end music school in Bordeaux. This allowed me to hone in on my skills as a sight-reading musician and deepen my practice as drummer. This lead to me getting a job as a sight-reading orchestra drummer on cruise ships; a demanding gig which requires excellent sight-reading skills in a variety of styles, pop, rock, funk, soul, jazz, big band, theatre production shows, and a variety of headline shows.

Alongside working as a session musician, I write, perform and produce my own songs under the name of N A I K O

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 02 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


John Mayer, Tom Misch, FKJ, Daft Punk, Jason Mraz, Bonobo, Disclosure, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Fleetfoxes, Fat Freddy's Drop, Snarky Puppy, Bob Marley, Jacob Colier, James Bay, John Legend, Matt Corby, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Otmar Lieber, Queen, Richard Bona, Bon Iver, Charle Puth, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish, Toto, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Bill Withers, Buena Vista Social Club, Coldplay,

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:


Tama Superstar-hyper drive
Tama drum hardware
Aylin Cymbals (French independent company, hand made in turkey)
Tanglewood TW155 SS CE
MacBook Pro equipped with Logic Pro X
Home studio set up