Since first picking up a pair of drumsticks at nine years old, all Nick Carter ever wanted to do was make a living from playing drums. And after a four year stint studying at Leeds College of Music, thats exactly what Nick has done for the last fifteen years.
In that time, Nick Carter has worked with some of the countries finest musicians, including on the Jazz front Alan Barnes (BBC Big Band/Bryan Ferry), Derek Nash (Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra), Bruce Adams (BBC Big Band/Scottish Radio Orchestra) & Lee Gibson (BBC Big Band & Concert Orchestra), and more recently on the rockier side of things with Julian Hutson Saxby (Sensational Alex Harvey Band), Alan Bray (Joss Stone), and Alex Bowler (Cliff Moore).
Nick Carter has worked with numerous different bands over the years, in venues ranging from pubs and clubs through to major festivals (Glastonbury and Ribfest) as well as Birmingham N.E.C. and London Excel.
Nick Carter has also devoted a large portion of his time to education, teaching drummers of all ages and standards for the last ten years, culminating with Nick Carter currently being Drum Kit Performance lecturer at University College Falmouth in Cornwall, as well as writing a tuition column for Drummer magazine.
Nick Carter also has his first drum kit tuition book 'Sticks In Motion' being published in the latter part of 2010, with a series of workshops and clinics planned for early 2011 to support.
Gigs wise, Nick Carter's main gig is with Swans In Flight, featuring bassist Kevin Sanders, with whom Nick also works with in several other bands he regularly plays with.
Highlights for Swans in 2010 include an appearance at the Rhythm Festival at Twinwood Arena in Bedfordshire (August), Acoustic Avalon in Leicester (October), and a main stage
performance at 2010's Guitar Nation show at London Olympia with bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy) as special guest.