About Nic Collins
Nic Collins picked up the sticks at the age of 3 and never looked back. Being the son of legendary drummer Phil Collins, Nic gravitated towards the instrument immediately. His first vivid memories come from his father’s “Final Farewell Tour” in 2004, where Nic was able to watch his dad play drums and sing every night, igniting his passion for music. Growing up in Switzerland, Nic played drums as often as he could. However, it wasn’t until he moved to Miami, FL, and began playing in different local bands where his passion for drums amplified. In addition to his father, Nic cites John Bonham, Danny Carey, Taylor Hawkins, Gavin Harrison, Stewart Copeland, Chad Smith, and Dave Grohl as his main drumming influences. Nic began playing drums for his father’s solo band at the age of 14 for various charity events. Those charity events turned into more serious performances, such as the 2016 US Open opening ceremony, until he was finally asked to fill in full time in his father’s band for the “Not Dead Yet” world tour from 2017-2019. By the age of 18, Nic had already played at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Madison Square Garden, and various other arenas and stadiums around the world. Shortly afterwards, Nic was announced as the drummer for Genesis’ first reunion in 14 years for “The Last Domino?” tour in 2021. Following that, Nic took up drumming duties for Mike & The Mechanics on their 2023 “Refuelled” Tour. Now, Nic’s main gig lies with his own band, Better Strangers, where he plays and writes along with his bandmates Joey Rodriguez and Yang Waingarten. Nic is dead set on making a global impact as a drummer and songwriter and hopes to inspire the next generation of drummers along the way.