Nick Ruffini

Nick Ruffini

Independent, Drummer's Resource

Pennsylvania native turned Los Angeles resident Nick Ruffini has been playing professionally for over 20 years, starting his own band, Monacy, which grew from a local act to successful touring act spanning 10 years and nearly 1000 live shows. Monacy supported and served as backing band for artists like Page McConnell (Phish), The Greyboy Allstars, Melvin Sparks, and DJ Q-Ball (The Bloodhound Gang)

Nick has also released his own, critically-acclaimed solo album, Pressin' On with guitarist Johnny DeFrancesco which peaked at #54 on the US Jazz Charts.

In addition to playing, Nick also hosts the Drummer's Resource Podcast which he started in 2013. Drummer's Resource is the #1 drumming podcast in the word, featuring weekly conversations with the world's greatest drummers - totaling over 600 episodes to date.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    I’d have to say, it was recording my solo record. We recorded the whole record in a weekend, live (all musicians in the same room) and many of the songs were recorded in one take. (and there were not “punch-ins” on the whole record) We were LOCKED IN. I wish I could’ve bottled that energy.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    I love the fact that there’s never an end to this music journey. There’s always more to learn and you can always get better. That drives me!
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    The first pair of sticks I ever bought was a pair of Vic Firth. I’ve tried every other brand and nothing has ever felt as good as a Vic stick. I want the same feeling and consistent quality night after night and I’ve only found that consistency with Vic Firth. That’s why they’ve been my stick of choice for over 25 years.