Nicko McBrain in 2008
|Birth name||Michael Henry McBrain|
|Born||5 June 1952|
Hackney, London, England
|Genres||Heavy metal, blues rock, hard rock|
|Associated acts||Iron Maiden, Pat Travers, Streetwalkers, Trust, The Entire Population of Hackney|
During his early year, McBrain played for a few small pub bands and paid his bills with session work he did when he left school. He has also played in Streetwalkers, Trust and with Pat Travers. He joined Iron Maiden in 1982 and debuted on their fourth studio album, Piece of Mind.