Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'

Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin'

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin’ combine fresh, exciting, and sometimes funky, rockin’, rhythmic ideas with soulful melodies and instrumental sections that bloom into exciting and original songs.

Biography

Nick Peraino moved to Chicago from New Hampshire in 1998 to pursue a career in music—in particular, the Blues. He formed Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin’ in 1999 while a student at DePaul University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar. Over the years he’s grown away from a specialization in the Blues, and his music and songwriting are now more focused on southern or classic rock with a bit of a quirky edge. Influences: Little Feat, Pink Floyd, Son Volt, Allman Brothers. Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin' have just released a new album "Noisy Picks and Humbars" with a hefty sum of support dates this winter.
Associated Bands: Umphrey's McGee, Air This Side of Caution, Buckwheat Zydeco, Joanna Connor Band.

Lyrics

Bully Winkle

Written By: Nick Peraino and BMR

Well I come home from school
Hop in the neighbor's pool
Grinning and smirking
In the deep end big brother's lurkingDunks Hank's head, acts such a fool

Noogies and headlocks
Shoved in his face them dirty old socks
Just like a statue, time after time
Never seen a tear fall from his eye
'Till that final day

They were kickin', Pinchin'
Two for flinchin'
Well he's not watching Hogan's Heroes
But Hulk Hogan's his hero
DDT, and break the TV

Other Than My Giant Chevy

Written By: Nick Peraino

Other Than My Giant Chevy
Music/Lyrics by Nick Peraino

Well I turn on the radio as I'm cruising down the highway
My mind flies away while the music plays
and I don't hear what the singer's trying to say

But soon enough my ears tune in as my mind abandons a dream
it's the same old theme this man's coming clean
and he's falling apart at the seams

And he's singing

Other than my giant chevy
Life is hard my girl just left me
and the only cure for my broken heart
is a cold, frosty, fizzy remedy

I am thinking to myself it's o.k. if someone catches me
as I hum along to this melody
in the middle of this parody

But one thing that keeps my attention is that pedal steel guitar
and country singers by and large
they are steadfast as a northern star

'Cause they're singing

Other than my giant chevy
Life is hard my girl just left me
and the only cure for my broken heart
is a cold, frosty, fizzy remedy

Sold My Tears

Written By: Nick Peraino

Sold My Tears

You were my best friend
I want to tell you that again
My heart was wrapped up in down
Wish that you could have stayed around

You bought me smiles
And sold my tears away
But your father made you pack your bags
You had to move on out of here

I miss the times when your chimes would ring a lift me up
Kiss your soft hand a cheek
Silence was comfortable between us
Why did you hop onto that bus

You bought me smiles
And sold my tears away
But your father made you pack your bags
You had to move on out of here

Discography

New self-release (2005) album: "Noisy Picks and Humbars" Available now at www.nickperaino.com!
Listen to streaming mp3's at http://www.nickperaino.com

RADIO HISTORY:

Z Rock 97.3
Reidville, SC

Total Rock
London, England

KPOT-LP 93.9FM Jackpot Combined School
Jackpot, NV

Marist College Radio 88.1FM
Poughkeepsie, NY

Ison Live Radio
NSW, Australia

KJHB-LP 97.7FM Bronc Radio
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Radio Cockermouth 98.4 FM
Hensingham Whitehaven, U.K.

WNRC 95.1FM - Nichols College
Dudley, MA

AudioSkyline.Com
Lancaster, NH

MP3 College Radio Network

LoneWolfe Radio
Texas USA

PartyTown.com
Salida, CA

106.3FM - The Notch WMTK
Littleton, NH

WUPI, 92.1FM
Presque Isle, Maine

WTCC 90.7FM
Springfield, MA

IndieRadio.Org

www.Evor.com

WFRD 99 Rock 99.3FM
Lebanon, NH

WDYN
DynamicRadio.net

Radio DOS 84 105.8 FM
Barcelona, Spain

WGXM Flyer Radio 98.1FM
99.5FM
Dayton University, Dayton, OH

SoundWave FM 88.7FM and 107.30FM
Hawkes Bays, Napier, New Zealand

WRTC 89.3FM
Hartford, CT

WHSS 89.5FM
Hamilton High School, Hamilton, OH

WCLH 90.7FM
Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

WEDM 91.1FM
Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

WVWC C92FM
Wesleyan College, Buchannon, WV

New Castle Free Radio
Hunter, Australia

Brite FM and AM Australia
Gold Coast, Australia

100.1FM WPNH The Planet
Modern Rock
Franklin, NH

NewArtistRadio.net

WRGW

WSCS
Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH

WCHW 91.3FM
Bay City Central High School, Bay City, Michigan

WOMR 92.1FM
Provincetown, MA

M4 Radio
Kissimmee, Florida

WNEC 91.7FM
New England College, Henniker, NH

WHJE
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN

ASSOCIATED BANDS:

Buckwheat Zydeco, Umphrey’s McGee, 56 Hope Road, Kick the Cat, David Dondero.

ASSOCIATED VENUES:

Chicago, IL - MOBFEST 2k2, Mobfest 2k4, House of Blues, Joe's on Weed Street, Martyrs, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Elbo Room, Beat Kitchen, Wise Fools Pub, California Clipper, Hothouse, Green Dolphin Street, Gateway Bar & Grill, Quencher's Saloon, Underground Lounge, Long Room, Houston's, Roger's Park Jazz Fest, Smoke Daddy, Joe's Bebop Cafe, Lakeview Links, Monkey Room, US Beer Company, DePaul University, Grand Marchetti, Hoghead McDunna's, Rooster Blues and BBQ
Denver, CO – Quixote’s
Vail, CO – Sandbar Sports Grill
Steamboat Springs, CO – Mahogany Ridge
Michigan City, IN – Sullivan’s
Bloomington, IN – Kilroy’s Sports Bar
Plymouth, IN - Wright's Landing
South Bend, IN - Club Landing
St. Peters, MO – Sally T’s
St. Louis, MO - Venice Cafe
Lincolnshire, IL - Cubby Bear North
Peoria, IL - S.O.P.
Downer's Grove, IL - Club North Beach
Carol Stream, IL - Carol Stream Summerfest
Aurora, IL - Aurora Fest, Walter Payton's Roundhouse
Springfield, IL - Jazz Central Station (Hilton Hotel)
Downer's Grove, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Des Plaines, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Algonquin, IL - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Des Moines, IA - Java Joe's
Pomeroy, IA - Byron's
Indianapolis, IN - Mouse Trap Bar and Grill
Charleston, IL - Uptowner
Moline, IL - Bent River Brewery
Buffalo Grove, IL - Buffalo Grove Days Fest
Elmhurst, IL - Elm Fest
Woodstock, IL - Waverly Gold Note Lounge
Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
DeKalb, IL - Northeastern Illinois University
Milwaukee, WI - Conway's, Jazz Estate
Madison, WI - Annex
St. Joseph, MI - Czar's
East Lansing, MI - Rick's Café
Manhattan, KS - PJ's

Set List

A typical set list consists of 80% originals and 20% covers. Covers include: Fatman in the Bathtub (Little Feat), Out In the Country (Meters), Whipping Post (Allman Bros), Sign In Stranger (Steely Dan), True Fine Love (Steve Miller Band).