Making music with Nathan Greene
We chat with Nathan about drumming with an out-of-this-world band
Posted: 26 September 2019
What encouraged you to learn drums?
I’ve been drumming for as long as I can remember. My dad was a musician, he sings and plays piano and he had a band, as well as having his own studio in our converted garage. Often, there were musicians coming through the house to rehearse and I was in there a lot of the time. Both my cousin and my godfather were drummers, and my godfather used to be part of my dad’s band too so I picked up a lot from them.
They used to play gospel and my dad really enjoyed jazz too, so that’s what got me started. We also used to go to church and I would play drums once everyone had left. After a while people started noticing that I had a sense of rhythm and progressed from there.