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New Zealand

Nick Gaffaney

Cairo Knife Fight


With MEINL since:



November 06, 1977

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Leeston, New Zealand

Currently living in:

Christchurch, New Zealand

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Medium Hihat 16"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Toyota Corona

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:


Favorite Food:

#4 (seafood) no bean sprouts from The Riccarton Noodle House in Christchurch

Favorite Drink:

Vodka, Lime and Soda

Highlight of your career so far:

Probably the first support gig we did in 2010 with Them Crooked Vultures. Holding our own alongside John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme gave us the feeling we had a shot at something of our own in the future. Great experience.

Drumming strengths:

Creating parts that are more concerned with music than drumming

Drumming means to me:

belonging to something that's greater than the sum of it's parts. Collective music.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Love the drums but love the music more, we need more musicians rather than just more entertainers.

How would you describe yourself:

A touch obsessive and extremely driven

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

That I wasn't afraid to try and make my mark on the world, whatever the consequences.