Thomas Nack

Freelance

Thomas Nack

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About

Paiste Artist Since
October 1992

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliation
Freelance

Other Affiliation
Iron Savior

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„The individual cymbal‘s constant tonality from strike to final of note impresses me. The tone remains clean throughout the complete duration of the note. My first ever cymbals came from the 505 and 2002 series. What joyful memories I am connecting with their sound! PAISTE cymbals inspire me every day anew. Paiste has always remained true to their sound and quality. I don't know any other cymbals as aesthetic and unique in sound. I totally adore my “Rudes”,“Giant Beats” and “2002s” and enjoy playing them in various setups of/for diverse musical genres.“

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Biography

Thomas Nack's innermost wish to be a drummer emerged when he was 11 years old. Influenced by hard rock, metal and thrash metal of the 80’s, Thomas started playing, self-taught, spending hours every day in the basement of his parents' house, practicing to the music of his idols. He would commit entire albums note for note to memory. His early approach to drum as if playing to an imaginary symphony influenced his later professional career, making him a versatile drummer who picks up quickly on the essences of various genres and sound designs. At the age of 22, Thomas successfully auditioned for German metal band Gamma Ray. Touring around the world from1992 to 1996 pushed his playing to an impressive level. Crowned by the recordings of their legendary album “Land of the Free”, this experience opened the way to Thomas’ career as a professional drummer. At the same time his hunger for exploring diverse musical styles led to a deep passion for funk, soul and crossover pop music. As a founding member of northern Germany’s hottest new funkadelic/acidjazz act in the 90s, Soularia, Thomas shaped their trademark grooves live and in recordings over many years culminating in opening slots for music legends such as Al Jarreau, Incognito and The Temptations. In 1998 he joined metal band Iron Savior for eight albums and numerous world tours. Highly sought after for his exact timing, fascinating flexibility and skill, his athletic performance and top-notch comprehension of diverse musical styles, Thomas is a top session and live player in his native Hamburg. An invitation to audition for The Lion King in Hamburg in 2002, kicked off his career in Musical Theater, adding another dimension to his playing and knowledge. Productions include "The Lion King“, "Mamma Mia“, "Tarzan“,"Rocky“, "Kinky Boots“, "Dance of the Vampires“, "Cirque De Soleil’s Paramour“ and "Tina“. He's currently principal drummer for "Pretty Woman“ in Hamburg. As a freelance drummer, Thomas is currently involved in constant live and studio activities for artists such as: Orange Blue, Dirty Royals Orchestra, Nervling, Lotto King Karl, Mannschaft, Nathalie Tineo, and many more. He is also a freelance lecturer at the University for Music and Theater, Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Comfortable, responsive and somewhat soft feel. Exotic type of china that also offers the sound and function of a crash cymbal. Its unique shape makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. Provides a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound that is perfectly suited for any styles of Rock music and for other unique applications and percussive settings.

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