Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabe Nahirny.
Hi Gabe, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born playing drums into a family of musicians and singers. I grew up in the studio where my dad worked as an engineer and I have been fascinated with music and production all of my life. I grew up in southern Missouri in my early years and later moved to Kansas City with my family, where I gained more experience and passion for drums and producing music. March of this year, I moved to Nashville looking for new friends and new experiences and opportunities in music to develop myself into the musician I aim to be.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Finding opportunities and making friends isn’t hard if you are good at what you do, and somebody people want to be around. It’s been relatively smooth so far, with its challenges of course.
One of the struggles I’ve faced consistently is defining what success is for me personally. If you can’t explain what you’re aiming for, then it’ll be hard to get anywhere or to be prepared for it.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am known for playing drums, but I would consider myself an artist, no matter what medium or position I am in. Whether it’s playing a kit on stage, mixing Front of House, or producing a song for another artist, my goal is to be as creative and fun as possible. I aim to bring my different perspectives as a musician, sound engineer, and producer to create an experience that makes someone’s day. Whether live in front of an audience or if it’s something captured and recorded.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
The largest risk I’ve taken thus far is moving to Nashville by myself without any guarantee of a job or a particular gig, I knew I’d be doing. I would consider myself as someone who’s learning to take more risks. It’s easier to sit back and to do just enough to be comfortable. I would say in order to take good risks, it’s cool to be prepared to take one, financially and also with other practical things. If you’re ready to take a leap of faith, but you have something to catch you if you fall, you’ll be happier taking risks. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @gabe_drums_
- Youtube: www.youtube.com/gabenahirny