Nick Vincent was born in Harvey, Il., a suburb of Chicago. Both of his parents, Bob Vincent and June Vincent, were band singers during the 1940s. His father sang on the hit record “You Call Everybody Darling” by Al Trace. After living for three years in Lake Tahoe, NV., the Vincent family moved to California in 1965.
Nick Vincent grew up in the west San Fernando Valley, and immersed himself in everything from top 40 radio to jazz to show music. Wanting at age 10 to start playing drums, his father took old acquaintance Buddy Rich up on returning a favor. Nick Vincent’s first kit was a Fibes set from Buddy.
Soon Nick started an invaluable relationship with teacher Freddie Gruber. During high school Nick was writing arrangements for the jazz and marching bands, as well as playing in many groups in and out of school. He attended University of North Texas from 1975-1978, studying composition and arranging/orchestration as well as drums and percussion. He came back to Los Angeles in ‘78 and dove into session work and touring.
Artists Nick Vincent has recorded / performed with include Hilary Duff, Frank Black, Hanson, Art Garfunkel, Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Sparklehorse, Donny and Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Carole King, (his sister, singer-songwriter) Holly Beth Vincent, Roger Miller, Lionel Richie, and John Fogerty.
Nick Vincent has been a member of the following bands: Tito & Tarantula, the Surf Punks, Chuck E. Weiss & The Goddam Liars, and Ian McLagan’s Bump Band.
Nick Vincent has produced records, including “Pistolero,” “Dog In The Sand,” “Black Letter Days,” and “Show Me Your Tears” by Frank Black, and “Woman In The Moon” by Remember Oliver. He co-produced the Holly Beth Vincent record "Super Rocket Star.
Nick was the house drummer for the TV talk show “Donny & Marie”. He has composed for TV and film, including "Donny & Marie," “Roseanne,” “Tin Cup,” and “Full House.” Songs of Nick's have been heard in TV shows such as "The Wire," "The Sheild," "Vegas," "CSI," and "One Tree Hill," and films like "Just A Little Harmless Sex" and "Somebody To Love."