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Hayden Wackerman

Hayden Wackerman

No No No No No

Alice Springs (Northern Territory, Australia) is where it all started. My first lesson was in 2003 under my first teacher, Warren McLean (Divinyls) where he, my parents and I discovered that I had a natural talent for keeping a rhythm and operating my limbs separately. From then onwards I had an assortment of teachers as living in a rural area brought on some limitations. Listening to bands like Metallica and Dream Theatre I began to develop a taste for metal and progressive rock. My most notable teachers were Craig Tilmouth (Nokturnl), Phil Morosoli and Matt Byrnes (Drum Tech for INXS). While taking private lessons from Byrnes during 2009 and 2010 I played drums for my high school’s jazz band (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College). Not having a reliable source of jazz drum teachers I mostly relied on teaching myself various rhythms and patterns which lead me to win the Most Promising Young Drummer Award in the Generations in Jazz Festival (Mount Gambier, South Australia) in 2010. After graduating in 2010 I went on to play local gigs with a band called Final Notice (Aussie/ Pub rock covers) around Alice Springs as well as performing with Andrew Langford in the Sounds of Starlight Theatre.
Moving to Adelaide (South Australia) in 2012 I found myself playing with an assortment of musicians who all had previous moments of success. During 2015 I ventured into the sounds of MOD, funk and 60’s RnB with a band called The Sons of Mod. We played a couple of interstate gigs and recorded an album (We Baptise You in the Name of MOD) in the house of Amr Zaid (Ratcat). Wanting to return to my roots I joined a band with friends who had also grown up in Alice Springs, Gnarcissist. We had a mutual appreciation for thrash and metal bands that iconified the sound in the 80’s. We recorded a 4 track EP, Gloom, and have since then disbanded.
This brings me to my adventure with the band I’m currently performing with, No No No No No (NX5). Playing an intense hybrid of pop, punk and metal since early 2018, NX5 has been making it known in every way possible that we are here to stay. NX5 won the "Heavy" category of the South Australia Music Awards (SAMA) in 2020 and can be followed on Instagram (nononononx5) and Facebook (NO NO NO NO NO).
The work I’ve been most inspired by has been that of Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) and Steve Judd (Karnivool). I’ve been slowly developing my image through my Instagram account (IronHayden93).

Hayden Wackerman

No No No No No


No No No No No

My Soultone Set: 

22" Explosion Ride
20" Explosion Crash/Ride
13" Explosion Hi Hat Pair
8" Explosion Splash
16" Explosion Crash
18" Explosion Crash
16" Explosion China