Nick Pappalardo |

Nick Pappalardo

Nick Pappalardo

The Cheap Vibes, and Shapes of Force

Nick Pappalardo began his extensive music career on Long Island New York. He started playing drums early on while attending grammar school right through high school. He played in the Concert band and progressed right into Marching Band. Nick began playing drums in various original and cover bands throughout the New York Tri-State area club scene starting in the ‘80’s right up until today. He is currently playing drums in the original psych/Garage band "The Cheap Vibes", as well as a newly formed original band with jazz and progressive roots called “Shapes of Force. The Cheap Vibes have released 2 records on Not Aloud Records and both are available on all streaming platforms. Shapes of Force are in the studio recording their first set of songs, with one already available on all streaming services as well. Both bands are based in NJ. Prior to joining "The Cheap Vibes" he played the New Jersey music scene as the drummer in the “194” band. He also continues as a “fill in as needed drummer” for other northern NJ bands. His experience in this demanding role has helped him adjust to a very hectic rehearsal and performance schedule.
Nick considers himself a “time” sensitive drummer. Always in the pocket and never “over-plays”. Nick Nick proudly plays and endorses Soultone Cymbals. Follow Nick and both bands on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, for updates, scheduled appearances and upcoming shows. Check out YouTube for videos of live performances as well.

My Soultone Set: 

Custom Brilliant series Set up:
1- 20" Ride
1- 6" Splash
1- 8" Splash
1- pair 13" Hi Hats
1- 16" China
1- 16" Crash
2- 17" Crash
1- 18" Crash

Gospel Series Set Up:
1- 12" China

FXO Setup:
1- FXO6