Nicky Barot

Nicky Barot

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Drawing from incomparable diversity of influences and honing my craft with music industry who's-who, Nicky’s focused on breaking through–and breaking rules along the way. Full of pop-rock earworms shot through with epic-ness, Me crosses musical and cultural boundaries. Take a Listen!

Biography

Most teenagers can barely hold their focus through their 13th viewing of Twilight: New Moon. But a teenage singer/songwriter/guitarist who can pack LA clubs, garner the attention of top producers and co-write with music legends? A rare find, indeed. At just 19 years old, dashing pop-rocker Nicky Barot is already a musical force to be reckoned with, having showcased the talent and drive to become music's newest phenomenon.
While Nicky's peers were mastering the intricacies of six times seven, the seven year-old Barot received his first six-string, learned to play by ear and was quickly dubbed a "prodigy" by his instructors. Inspired by his father's music collection–AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Guns N' Roses, naturally–he became a student of rock. Before long, the student had become a master, with Nicky's engaging stage presence and memorable guitar licks earning him a victory at the 2005 International Presentation of Performers in New York.
In 2007, Nicky worked with producer Michael Binikos (LeAnn Rimes, Snoop Dogg) to write and record his first demo, "What Were You Thinking?" Propelled by the song's success, Nicky spent the next three years touring from Orange County, California (winning the Orange County Battle of the Bands) to Costa Rica, where he wowed thousands of fans with nothing but his voice and an acoustic guitar. He returned to Southern California a conquering hero, performing for hundreds of fans at Chain Reaction, The Roxy and The House Of Blues.
Nicky spent 2011 flexing his hit-making muscle, co-writing with A-list songwriters Kenny Lamb (Justin Timberlake), Anthony Little (Tina Turner, Jessica Simpson), Dave Robbins (Eric Clapton) and Jason Deere (Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes). In between recording sessions in Nashville and LA, Nicky found time to shoot a new music video and make his television debut in HBO's Hung.
Drawing from incomparable diversity of influences and honing his craft with music industry who's-who, Nicky’s focused on breaking through–and breaking rules along the way. 2013 marks the release of his new EP, Me, produced by veteran Mickey J. Cones. Full of pop-rock earworms shot through with epic-ness, Me crosses musical and cultural boundaries.
Despite his unique sound, like any emerging artist, Nicky's used to being asked, "So, who do you sound like?" Not that he's found a reliable answer. "I honestly don't know who to compare myself to!" Nicky laughs with typical charm. "Dave Grohl is probably my biggest inspiration, though our music is a bit different and we certainly don't look the same!" While the half-Indian Barot may not be the spitting image of the Nirvana drummer turned Foo Fighters frontman, it's only a matter of time before audiences from Hollywood to Bollywood fall for music's hottest new teen spirit.
Most Recently, in 2013, winner of Best EP at Makademia Music Competiton and Honorable Winner at Un-Signed Music Competiton.

Lyrics

ME

Written By: Nicky Barot

We merge we clash
We love we last
We live to see tomorrow
You want you need I break I bleed
But now I think we both know I can't pretend to be something I'm not
Not gonna change to be something you want Sorry to say make no apology
Take it or keep it love it or leave it I've got a soul and I'm gonna free it
That's how it is all that I'll ever beIs me We dance we dream
How life could beIf we could just be perfect We laugh we cry We wonder why
Somehow love still seems worth it I can't pretend to be something I'm not
Not gonna change to be something you want Sorry to say make no apology
Take it or keep it love it or leave it I've got a soul and I'm gonna free it
That's how it is all that I'll ever beIs me And I don't want to live a lie
As hard as it is to tell the truth
So I just gotta be myself and Hope that I can hold on to you I can't pretend to be something I'm not
Not gonna change to be something you want Sorry to say make no apology
Take it or keep it love it or leave it I've got a soul and I'm gonna free it
That's how it is all that I'll ever beIs me

Like There Never Was You

Written By: Nicky Barot

Nicky Barot Lyrics
Song: Like There Never Was You

I keep your memory like pictures on the wall
I've got no place to be and nowhere left to fall
I need sanctuary a place to bury
What's left of you and me

I walk down the road that brought me to your door
Even though it doesn't open anymore
I need to sop the bleeding and start believing
The pain will disappear

I don't wanna feel
Don't wanna go down this way
I just wanna shed your love
Gotta forget your touch
I don't wanna care
I'd rather be cold and numb
Then try to start a life that's new
Like there never was you

I need to retrace every step that led me here
Erase you in my mind until its clear
There's nothing left to hold me
And you don't own me anymore

I don't wanna feel
Don't wanna go down this way
I just wanna shed your love
Gotta forget your touch
I don't wanna care
I'd rather be cold and numb
Then try to start a life that's new
Like there never was you

Gonna watch every photo fade
Every moment unmade
And when I see your face

I don't wanna feel
Don't wanna go down this way
I just wanna shed your love
Gotta forget your touch
I don't wanna care
I'd rather be cold and numb
Then try to start a life that's new
Like there never was you

©Nicky Barot Publishing (BMI).

Discography

1. Me
2. Like there never was you
3. I can't do this on my own
4. One more time
5. Why wait
6. A lot of road to go down
7. Your love