Nick Swan

Nick Swan


London's Icarus Radio praises Swan's "thought-provoking lyrics and outstanding guitar playing in a range of styles from folk to flamenco." Well-written, dynamic, guitar-driven songs in the tradition of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. Real. Intense. Soulful. Sweet. Southern. Swan.


Nick Swan is a New York City-based artist. Originally from Tennessee, he carries the soul and musical tradition of the South within him, while adding the passion and urgency of the city. He sings and writes songs, but prefers not to use the term "singer/songwriter" to describe himself. He is a maker and player of music, whether solo, with his band, or sitting in with other talented NYC artists. He's been featured in the New York Times and on NY1 and been the featured artist on London's Icarus Radio. His videos have garnered over a million views on YouTube. He’s become a highly respected songwriter in NYC, and his songs have been covered by such artists as Erin Sax Seymour and Renato Buchert. He's played at nearly every major club in NYC, including B.B. King's, the Highline Ballroom, the Iridium Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall, and, before it closed, he was part of a two-month residency at the legendary CBGB's. Outside of NYC, he's played everywhere from Beale Street in Memphis to the terraces of Italy and the pubs of London. He's a true American songwriter; the last of a dying breed, the first of a new creed. He is Nick Swan, and he's here to stay.


Live in London - 2009
Tennessee Waltz - 2009

Set List

Mostly originals with some covers that I've arranged in my own style. Typically, older, classic songs.