Originally from Colorado, Nic Kubes is an LA based, ambidextrous drummer who graduated with a degree in Drum Performance from the Los Angeles College of Music at the age of 19. He moved to LA in 2018 after graduating High School a full year early at the age of 17.
For the past decade he has studied with drumming giants like Dom Famularo, Billy Cobham, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Mike Mangini, and many others. These experiences have allowed him to cultivate a deep understanding of the instrument, its techniques, and its history, which Nic has used to push his playing and his music forward.
Although he specializes in Progressive & Fusion genres, he has won awards for his Jazz playing and all-around musicianship from DownBeat Magazine and The Percussive Arts Society.
His deep bag of tricks and even deeper pocket comes from experience; playing a wide variety of styles including Afro-Cuban, Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, Punk, Rock, Indie, Alternative, Soul/R&B, and others as a band-member, session player, teacher, and hired-gun, along with TV & Commercial work.
Nic endorses Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Offset Pedals, and Humes & Berg Cases.