Self-taught from age 4, Nate Morton began his formal drum set training in high school with Grant Menefee in Baltimore, Maryland. He continued his education in Boston, Massachusetts as a performance major at the renowned Berklee College of Music, studying with drummers such as Gary Chaffee, Ed Uribe, John Ramsay and Ian Froman.
After graduating from Berklee in 1994, he taught and played locally in Boston until moving to Los Angeles in 1999 where he has since amassed touring and recording credits that include Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Richard Marx, Paul Anka, Paul Stanley, Pink, Paulina Rubio and Thalia among others. He was also the hard hitting force behind the houseband on the Mark Burnett series, ROCKSTAR:INXS and ROCKSTAR:Supernova. He cites Animal from The Muppet Show as his ﬁrst and biggest inﬂuence.
Nate’s endorsements include Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals & sticks, Roland electronics, Remo drumheads, Rhythm Tech percussion equipment, EPad practice pads and Cympad cymbal felts.
Recently, he was the drummer in the houseband on the day-time talk show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, as well as Cher’s drummer for her string of appearances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Now, you can catch him, grooving during prime time on the NBC’s hit show, THE VOICE.
“The bottom line is I hit things with sticks for a living, and that’s a pretty fun job.”
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