Christian Nativo is a freelance drummer and educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Christian has since toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe with the Australian band Vanishing Point (2007 - 2014) supporting international bands - Iron Maiden, Dragonforce, Joe Satriani, Helloween and Sonata Arctica. Christian has also toured Japan (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016) with Melbourne based female fronted alternative/grunge band Lucy's Crown. The band has two albums released worldwide ("All in Lace" and "Coloured Rain" available through GrindHouse Records, Japan) which both feature Christian on drums (recorded with Lindsay Gravina of Birdland Studios). One of Christian's main national touring positions since 2016 is with the tribute band "Bjorn Again" performing the hits of ABBA. Bjorn Again have now toured over 100 countries worldwide, staging concerts at Wembley, The Sydney Opera House and The Royal Albert Hall to name a few (www.bjornagain.com.au). Christian is an endorsee of Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drum skins, Big Fat Snare Drum, Cympad and Porter & Davies.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceSummer Sonic Festival Japan 2019 with Bjorn Again, supporting Iron Maiden on their 2008 Australian Tour with the band Vanishing Point.
What Drives Your Creativity?Sound Innovation and being in the studio focusing on tones and getting sounds.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth are the most consistent and durable stick I've ever played. Each pair is perfectly matched and never lets me down.