Florida firefighter says being rock 'n' roll drummer by night helps relieve stress

  • Source: WFTS-TV ABC 28 Tampa
  • Published: 09/24/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: By day he is a firefighter/paramedic for the city of Tampa, and by night he is a rock 'n' roll drummer for the local band Jack Jagger. Nick Cedela quickly and quietly packs up the hook and ladder in preparation, the fire alarm could go off any second inside Tampa Fire Rescue Station 19. He’s part of the Marine Division. “Water rescue, any kind of marine fires, boat fires, we respond to it all,” said Cedela. But when Cedela isn’t fighting fires, he’s pounding the drums, with his band. “It’s a great stress relief especially the way I play,” said Cedela. Cedela and bandmate Lani Daniels just finished their newest song, “Chemicals,” when the pandemic hit. “You know there are obstacles in this world that you need to overcome right now in this current situation, but this is our heart and we want to express ourselves,” said Daniels. So instead of debuting “Chemicals” at a concert, they decided to make a safe, socially distant, music video.


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