Nick Swan
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Nick Swan

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Every so often out of nowhere comes a talent that cannot be denied. Coming off a 6 week residency at CBGB's Mountjoy Soul Slam, Nick Swan transfixed audiences with his fiery, almost flamenco-like style guitar playing. Swan's blistering energy, and lyrical poignancy are an act not to be missed." - Jimmy Mack, Peoples Records

"Nobody can draw a crowd like Nick Swan." - Seb, 23, Trumbull, CT

"Raw rock vocal energy and fine guitar work are the hallmarks of Nick Swan's performance." - Joe Budnick, President, UMO Music

"A terrific songwriter with a braveness to explore a genre that is largely dying. (His) songs have a warmth and a catchiness that keeps them running through my mind for days." - Jeremy, 24, Knoxville, TN

"Nick Swan showed me how special it is to play music, inspiring me to be a musician. Years later, he still remains a source of inspiration for me." - Renato, 23, Knoxville, TN

"The last night of a five week trip to Urbino (Italy), Nick played a concert for a few of us. It ended up lasting from 10 p.m. to about 6 a.m. He could play anything we requested, and he played it better than the original. I'll never forget hearing Layla played more masterfully than Clapton himself. Been a fan ever since." - Justin, 24, Knoxville, TN

"Nick Swan is the real deal." - Kim, 36, Livermore, CA - Swan's Fans


Discography

The Spottswood Sessions - 2004
14 Songs - 2006
The X&Y Project - 2006

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

I am Nick Swan. I want you to know it is me writing this bio. It isn't someone who knows me. It isn't someone who doesn't know me. It isn't me pretending not to be me. It's me. I write songs and play music because I believe it is the highest form of artistic expression available to us in this life, and because I believe it is a gift that has been given to me by God. Firm in that faith, I moved to New York City from Knoxville, TN 2 years ago today to pursue my dreams. There, I did things I always dreamed of doing, and some I had never imagined. I played all the places I dreamed of playing, including CBGB's (for 10 straight weeks) Sin-e (Home of one of idols, Jeff Buckley) the Rockwood Music Hall, and everywhere inbetween. For 2 straight years, I rose to the top of the singer/songwriter scene, until I decided I wanted to be a solo act no longer, and set out to find a band. It was then I decided that the one place I'd have the greatest opportunity to find that band was in the NY of the South, Music City - Nashville, TN. And that is exactly what I have found. Out of a sea of great musicians, I have picked 2, Brian Kilian and Jeb Shelton. Now nothing can stand in our way but ourselves.