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Gigs & Tours

Over 30 years experience gigging & touring worldwide


Solid drumming, reliability and professionalism

I am a drummer based in the South East of England with a long history of gigging and touring worldwide with rock, alternative and punk bands. I am a solid player that focusses on creative rhythms, feel and timing over flashy drum solos, and pride myself on my organisation and professionalism in all situations. Having toured with lots of different characters and personalities, I totally understand the need to get along with people and I always work hard to make every gig, rehearsal or tour relaxed and enjoyable. 

I also have a keen interest in military history and in my spare time I am a Captain in the Army Cadet Force, currently working to set up and establish a Military Corps of Drums in Kent. This is where the Dave 'Nato' comes from!

Dave Nato Drummer from Hastings


UK, Europe, US, Australia and beyond

I have played thousands of shows in the UK and Europe and have also completed several tours of the US and Australia, with one off shows in paces as far away as Brazil and Columbia. Festivals played include Download, Sonisphere and Rebellion in the UK, Punk Rock Bowling in the US and Exit festival in Serbia. 


From youth marching band to hardcore punk and industrial bands

At the age of 8, I was playing in a youth marching band, playing parades and shows all over the SouthEast of England and London. In my teens I played in local rock bands playing parties and pubs all over the place. In my twenties I decided to play drums professionally and have done so ever since. 

Here are some of the bands I have played with...

4th Wall Logo Green
Anti-Nowhere League new logo
Mighty Worm Logo
18th Emergency Artwork

4th Wall

Alt rock band merging full on drums and guitar with samples, synths and triggers, all in real time

Anti-Nowhere League

One of the biggest selling new wave punk bands of all time

Mighty Worm

Fun rocked up disco covers and party tunes with outfit changes and props!

18th Emergency

Modern punk and alt rock mix. Aggressive and fast with lots of clever twists

4th Wall Live in Tunbridge Wells
Anti-Nowhere League Group Photo
Mighty Worm Group Photo
18th Emergency Live at TW Forum
4th Wall Band
Anti-Nowhere League at Download Festival
Dave Nato AKA Worm 5
18th Emergency Group Photo


Mr Meaner Band Logo
Amid the Noise Band Logo
Blitzkrieg Band Logo
Brigadier Ambrose Logo

Live footage here

Dave Nato Drummer Live Videos

Music Videos here

Dave Nato Drummer Music Videos

Get in Touch

Drop me a line for more info on gigs, tours, recording or drum lessons. Thanks, Dave. x