Nick Dastardly’s music is modern rock filled with strong melodies and catchy harmonies. Music Reviews Quarterly described the music as “...a rootsy, raw sound that’s fun first and intelligent second” and that “Nick Dastardly understands the whole body of rock and pop - and even soul - that surrounds today’s music, and digs in.”
Even if you haven't seen them, there's a good chance you've heard their music. Why?
- Songs on HBO, Cinemax, Fox, CBS, the WB, Mtv and the Disney channel
- Song used in its entirety in the Columbia/Tristar movie “A Better Way to Die”
- Twelve songwriting awards including winner in the John Lennon and the Mid Atlantic songwriting contests
- Featured artist on Music Choice
- Song in the award winning documentary film “Talk Fast”
- Semifinalists in Musician Magazine’s Best Unsigned Band Contest
- Played with: the Steve Miller band, George Thorogood, Pete Droge, the Romantics, DC talk…
Two guitars, bass and drums. Three vocals.
Let Go of My Bruised Wing
The Circus is in Town
We're All Driving the Train
Just a Bad Memory
At the Risk of a Broken Heart
The Past is An Addiction
This feels good_DBMIX2
The Bank of Heaven
Almost Had to Die
Various Reviews for "the Circus is in Town"
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"Americana Gem" - On Tap "Superb" - The Virginian Pilot "DAMN" - Honky Reviews "I ..."Americana Gem"
- On Tap
- The Virginian Pilot
- Honky Reviews
"I simply love these song...I couldn't say enough good things about their last album, and it looks like I'm in the same predicament this time around."
- Mish Mash
"Nick Dastardly and the Escape Artists have succeeded in producing a solid, authentic rock record."
- Music Monthly
Various Reviews for "Let Go of My Bruised Wing"
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"There is not a bad song on ‘Let Go of My Bruised Wing.’" "...the songs are good, catchy and hook..."There is not a bad song on ‘Let Go of My Bruised Wing.’"
"...the songs are good, catchy and hooky..."
" 'Let Go of My Bruised Wing' seems to exist independent of trends, making it one of those albums that you won't be ashamed of owning in ten years."
"Runner-up" - Favorite Local CD
-the Washington Post
"...refreshing songs and honest delivery..."
-the Arlington Journal
"Very cool stuff, excellent."
"You could slip most any of these twelve tunes into heavy rotation on national rock radio and no one would bat an eye. In fact, the album would probably go gold or platinum.."
"What can I say, except go buy it!"
"This is a band to keep an eye on."
"Miller...sings his words like he means it."
-Orange Street Press Reviews
"Every once and awhile, an album will come along and just totally blow me away. This CD is so good, it's almost irritating."
Nick D. shows range from all original one set shows to multi-set shows with covers peppered throughout. Artists covered include, but are not limited to:
There are no upcoming dates at this time.