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Check Out Nic Ling’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nic Ling.

Hi Nic, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Well I started out early on in High School, up to that point I knew I wanted to be a musician, I just couldn’t settle on an instrument that I enjoyed playing all the time until I listened to the first Led Zeppelin album and as I got deeper into the album.

I really paid attention to what was going on with the drums, I felt like I connected very heavily to it and after the first time listening to the album I knew I wanted to play drums. It was like suddenly this pandora’s box opened of just such deep interest in percussion, I felt rhythm everywhere in everything, and the music I was listening to really made me think about that.

Today, I live in Nashville and I play in a band with my buddies called “Southport”, all of them are just incredibly talented and play with such a high amount of passion I feel so lucky to be a part of the band.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it has not been a smooth road, but I feel like music and entertainment overall isn’t an easy road, to quote Bon Scott, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n’ roll” man.

I have been through many bands, some amazing some not as amazing but in each one, I learn a lesson, whether it’s how to manage and run a band, or how to be a better listener and lock in with the other guys while your playing, each band has definitely been a unique and different experience.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a drummer, there is no simpler way to put it than that, I specialize mainly in Rock and Metal, however, I can play a variety of genres outside of that including Funk, Country, RnB, and Hip-Hop.

I think the thing I am most proud of today is being completely self-taught.

I have never taken a single drum lesson in my life, however that being said I always keep an open ear and over the years have surrounded myself with people who play a variety of percussion genres, Marching Band, Metal drumming, Pop drumming, Latin percussion, etc.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Honestly, I can’t say there is anything to be completely honest, most people that know me and are close to me know me very well I would say, and vice-versa.


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