West Virginia native Brice Foster has been playing drums professionally for 16 years and has played with Donnie Iris & the Cruisers, both on selected studio cuts and at live performances, since 2003. The band enjoys “Nice” Brice Foster’s funky groove.
Before joining Donnie, Brice played with a number of bands in the tri-state (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) area, including “Running With Scissors,” “The Adrian Niles Band,” and “The Brett Cain Band.” When Donnie Iris & the Cruisers needed to get a new drummer, noted Pittsburgh musical artist, Norman Nardini, flat-out told Donnie that he had to hear “Nice” Brice – and Donnie and the band agreed that he was the right man for the job after Tommy Rich left the band. And so it came to pass that Brice Foster joined the Cruisers at the same time that he attempted to set up shop in Nashville to pursue a career as a session musician.
These days, Brice juggles his life as a busy Nashville session musician and as resident drummer with Donnie Iris & the Cruisers. Brice played on four cuts on the new “Ellwood City” album.
Brice’s formidable Nashville curriculum vitae includes playing dates with Gretchen Wilson, Phi Rich, Jon Nicholson, James Otto, Kid Rock, Chance, Mista D, and the Godfrey Brothers.
Most importantly, Brice recently settled down with his significant other, Leslie, to raise their beautiful daughter, Chloe Isabella.