Rob Nicholas & A Moment's Notice
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The best kept secret in music


"Are you listening?"

You may as well forget John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw. What you need to do is run to your computers and listen to the sounds of Rob Nicholas and A Moment's Notice. The Chicago-based band is composed of lead vocalist Rob Nicholas [electric acoustic], Eric Woody [keyboards], Paul DeNovi [bass], Aaron Coppell [lead rhythm guitar] and Robbie Tucker [drums], who are all students at Columbia College. While most bands get their starts playing small shows with a crowd of less than 50 people, the first show Rob Nicholas and A Moment's Notice played was as the opening act for Howie Day at Eastern Illinois University.

There is currently no EP or LP available, but the band plans to release a complete download of a live performance on their Web site. The band also has plans to record a full-length album for release in late fall. With another year or two under their belts, this band has the potential to become this generation's Dave Matthews Band.

For more information, visit their Web site or their page on Pure Volume.

Sample Lyrics: "And when I came to you, you pushed me away. It's funny how it all slips by so fast, seems like one big lie, are you wasting time?" -- Wasting Time
- By Kiki Amanatidis,Sr. Staff Writer "The Sentinel" - Kennesaw, GA


Secrets Never to be Told - 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rob Nicholas and A Moment's Notice seem to be doing things backwards. "Our first show as a whole band was opening for Howie Day in front of almost 1,000 people." Rob recalls. "It was crazy; I still can't believe we pulled it off."

As a solo artist Rob Nicholas was able to pack the coffee houses and clubs alike. He made a name for himself as an outstanding singer/songwriter before even attending his first class at Colombia College in Chicago. But when Epic Records got a hold of his demo and offered to have him open for Howie Day, Rob recognized that something was missing. "To be able to rock a crowd that size you need a full band, that's all there is to it. I knew that I needed to find some guys to do the show with me." Rob didn't have to look far. He discovered half of what he was searching for right at school. Eric Woody and Robbie Tucker, both attendees of Colombia, brought the sound, and talent, that Rob desired. After adding local talent, Aaron Coppell and bassist Nick Hill to the mix, Rob Nicholas and A Moment's Notice was born.

"We really didn't have to think too hard about a name," says Rob "we got ready for the biggest show of our lives in less than a month. I looked at Paul and Woody and Aaron and Robbie...'A Moment's Notice', it just fit."

"I think we have a recipe all our own." Rob states, "We are driven by rock, jazz and pop. You don't see jazz thrown in there with those other two genres too often." With their infectious sound, raw energy, and Rob's rich melodic voice, Rob Nicholas and A Moment's have set the Chicago music scene ablaze since their first show together. Rob and company have shared the stage with rising talent such as Mer, Blissfield, and Owen Beverly. They have hit the college circuit as well, playing shows at Universities around the state.

Sensing the demand for a debut album, Rob and friends will be heading to the studio to record their freshman effort that is due to be released in late summer of 2005. After the release of their highly anticipated debut, Rob Nicholas and A Moment's Notice will be hitting the road with to do what they do best, move audiences with their music.