NICO
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NICO

Band Rock Funk

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Oct
30
NICO @ TBA

Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Jul
29
NICO @ Soul Fest

Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA

Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA

Jul
11
NICO @ Convention Center

Wildwood, New Jersey, USA

Wildwood, New Jersey, USA

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Discography

2004: Nashvegas EP
2003: BLY
2002: an ACOUSTIC FENOMENA
2001: BURN (NSI Records)
2000: SILLYMAN
1998: FREEKBOY

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Bio

4 piece, New England based band who delivers an acoustic, groove-driven funk-rock sound to the listening ear.

The live sound of the band is hard to capture into a typical musical box...but picture radio savvy guitar hooks, funky bass lines, creative grooves, a side of Wurlitzer, and vocals that have got more soul than a Canadian fish market.

This sound began to evolve when front man Nico (guitars / vocals) started playing gigs in coffee shops on the West Coast of Canada where he grew up. In 1995 he packed up his guitar and a few albums of his most influential artists (U2, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Martin Sexton) and moved to Amsterdam to help in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts and the homeless. On the side he refined his songwriting and started playing the streets, coffee shops, and bars; 3 years later he hooked up with Pappy (drums / percussion) and they started doing gigs together.

After playing shows in Switzerland, England, Holland, and Canada, Nico migrated to the States to do music full-time playing venues ranging from stadiums to colleges, to homeless shelters, to youth gatherings, to a few main stage slots at East Coast music Festivals.

Eventually, the momentum of success drew in Pablo Honey (bass) who brought a new paradigm of good ol' fashioned funk to the music and Scotty B. (guitars) who has camellia-like playing versatility where he can sound like Slash or David Wilcox depending on how many eggs he ate for breakfast.

The band sold over 5000 albums independently and with the help of a short-lived record deal (NSI Records) NICO was able to play in front of over 40,000 people and shared the stage with many national acts including the Virginia Coalition and Jars of Clay to name a couple.

Currently, Nico supports his wife and 2 kids working with youth near Hartford while the rest of the band lives in the Boston area. Meanwhile, the goal of the band is to shed the pressure of sounding like a typical mainstream band and capture the essence of a raw, bluesy, playful, jamming, spiritual experience in a live show....shake what yer mama gave ya.