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Artist biography John Humphrey
At the age of 13, John Humphrey began drumming along to Kiss and Van Halen records blowing the speakers in his Mom's stereo. After working with several Oklahoma City cover bands, John joined The Nixons in 1992, intending to earn enough money to move to California. The original plan didn't work out, however John had stumbled onto three guys with the same goal in mind. That goal was to write and perform original music. John and the Nixons signed with MCA records in 1994.
The first album went gold with the success of their single Sister. The Nixons are an intense live band and are well known for their relentless touring schedule performing over 1200 shows between 1994 and 1999.
In November 2003, after extensive auditions, John was selected to fill the drum seat for Seether. Since then, John and Seether have toured North America, Canada, Mexico and South Africa. With strong support from MTV and radio, the success of singles Fine Again, Driven Under and Gasoline, have helped push Disclaimer past the gold mark.
2004 will be an exciting year for Seether. John and the guys recently recorded two songs (Broken and Sold Me) for Punisher: The Album, both of which were produced by Bob Marlett (Saliva, Il Nino). Broken will be the second single from the soundtrack and features Amy Lee from Evanescence. In addition, Seether will be touring Europe and the U.S., along with Evanescence, this summer.
John began drumming at an early age in various school bands - marching, concert, and jazz band. He has been performing live professionally since the age of 16.
Primarily self-taught, John honed his skills with hours of practice and years of intense touring on the road. John is also a very versatile player. He has the strong capability to adapt to any musical situation.
In addition, John has many hours of experience in the studio, working with some of the top producers in the business, such as Toby Wright (Korn, Alice in Chains), Steven Haigler (Fuel, Pixies), and Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Nickelback).
For eight years, John recorded and toured extensively with The Nixons (MCA Records). John and the band signed with MCA in 1994 and enjoyed success recording 4 major-label albums and video appearances on MTV (Happy Song, Sister). The bandís first album,FOMA, went gold due in part to their Top 40 single Sister.