Zack Nichols

Zack Nichols

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Zack Nichols is a mix of Josh Kelley and Jonny Lang with the lyrical insight of Damien Rice. He's a vulnerable, yet powerful singer/songwriter whom always leaves the crowd longing for more. Nominated as Denver's best singer/songwriter for 2006 & 2007.

Biography

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"Dust In June" featured on the Season Finale of MTV's "The Real World-Brooklyn."

Best Singer/Songwriter 2006 & 2007 by Westword Magazine

All songs from the "Bright Eyes EP" licensed by both MTV & VH1 Network.

Music Featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX.

Airplay on radio stations throughout US & Europe.

Performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Co

Song included on a Compilation disc with over 50,000 copies nationally distributed for Under The Radar Magazine.

Review in highly acclaimed Performing Songwriter Magazine.

Has played with:
Josh Kelley, Leo Kottke, Better Than Ezra, Joe Firstman, Tony Lucca, Ari Hest, Loudon Wainright III, AM, Ernie Halter, Tyrone Wells, Randal Bramblett (Allman Brothers) and many others

Has Played At:
Red Rocks Ampitheatre (Morrison, CO)
House of Blues-Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas, NV)
The Mint (Los Angeles, CA)
Moby Arena (Fort Collins, CO)
The Soiled Dove (Denver, CO)
The Red Carpet (St. Cloud, MN)
The Perseverance (London, UK)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco, CA)
Gothic Theatre (Denver, CO)
and many others!

BIO:
Singer/songwriter Zack Nichols tells stories with emotive honesty, but coupled with the slick production of John McVey of Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado, Nichols’ debut Bright Eyes EP (releasing to retail and digital February 24, 2009) is more than typical singer/songwriter fare. Nominated for Denver's Best Singer/Songwriter by Westword 2006 & 2007 and armed with a powerful, soulful voice that falls somewhere between Gavin DeGraw or Ray LaMontagne, this collection of tracks is radio-ready infectious pop that simply can’t miss in raising eyebrows.

Bright Eyes EP combines Nichols’ influences of folk, pop, rock, blues, jazz and soul, as he continues to hone his own craft as a songwriter and a performer. Originally from Denver, Nichols grew up in a musically talented home and learned both piano and guitar at a young age. He subsequently found his passion, learning the art of blues through Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lee Hooker, and rock from the likes of AC/DC and the Beatles. Once he began writing and performing his own music, Nichols quickly rose to prominence in his new hometown of Denver, sharing the stage with the likes of Josh Kelley, Better Than Ezra, Ari Hest, Will Hoge and more. He’s also toured nationwide and even in the UK over the last couple of years.

In addition to being armed with a solid debut effort, Nichols is hoping to tap into the lucrative world of film and TV, his music being tailor made for such placements. Meanwhile, he’s out to show the world what he’s about, and the Bright Eyes EP is something he can be proud of.

Lyrics

Dust In June

Written By: Zack Nichols

“Dust In June”

Got the last of my boxes in here
All the coats and my t-shirts
Blue jeans and guitars
Packed up all tight and out of your way

I feel like this is breaking my back
It’s been a lifetime of fighting
And no room for winning
It’ll kill us today… At least someday

Oh just talk to me
Or I’ll see you in the Dust in June

It’s like three years back our hearts turned black
We’ve been torn down and shut up
Leaves nothing but waking up
Day after day, it’s all I can take

I feel like your breaking me down
Would you ask for lightning?
On the day of your reckoning?
Wash away all these tears and leave me stranded

Oh just talk to me
Or I’ll see you in the Dust In June

Oh just talk to me
Or I’ll see you in the Dust In June
I’ll see you in the Dust In June
I’ll leave you in the Dust In June

Movin' Up

Written By: Zack Nichols

“Moving Up”

Got a room for myself
A brand new pair of shoes
And a view that lasts for days

Some red wine in hand
And a movie for two
Guess I’ll watch it again

Been thinking about it
Did we fall in the right place where we landed?

Am I moving on up
Apart from our love that is lost
Am I moving on up
Is it best to be lonely, without you?

Just got off the phone with Kate
Said your doing good
Said I’m hanging in there

Hear you got a new lover
Yeah, I got one too
But I think I’ll stay in all day

Been thinking about it
We fell in the right place where we landed

Cause I’m moving on up
Apart from our love that is lost
I’m moving on up
It’s best to be lonely, without you

Sure I won’t find nothing better than you
At least that’s what you think of me
‘Till then I fight for the day when I’m

I’m moving on up
Apart from our love that is lost
I’m moving on up
It’s best to be lonely, without you

Bright Eyes

Written By: Zack Nichols

“Bright Eyes”

It seems like years since we’ve talked
But sometimes your bedroom still reeks of me
I’ve been watching you sleep
Watching you play me, all day long
How long will you take
Will it take to break you down
Hold on girl
Your on a one-way train on the fools way to hell

Say it ain’t ok
When bright eyes sleep all alone
Sometimes the hardest part
Is when blue eyes sleep all alone

If sleepin’ means dreamin’
Its you I’ve been sleeping with all along
Remember that time?
Got lost and thrown out, for running around
But I’ve been myself
You’ve been the way you want me to be
Sometimes it’s lost
Sometimes you scream when you’re never alone

Say it ain’t ok
When bright eyes sleep all alone
Sometimes the hardest part
Is when blue eyes sleep all alone

8th & Wrong Way

Written By: Zack Nichols

8th & Wrong Way

Its seems our fairytale had gone wrong
Once bright and red now turned to blue
But you wait like we, like we’ve got a lifetime left
And I’m running fast and long, so fast and long this time

I think it’s finally time I reached the shore
I’m sorry babe you can’t come along this time
Don’t wait around again
And when I’m gone be sure, be sure to hold that boy for me

Don’t you dare wait around again
You gotta teach him how to love this way
Only better next time around
While I’ll be sleeping on the streets of LA
By the 8th & Wrong Way sign

There’ll come a day you’ll see my name again
In a box of letter postmarked from you
With a picture of our boy, of my boy staring up at me
Don’t worry babe, I’ve seen that one before

You ain’t nothing but hopeless dreams
Letter of apathy and broken dreams
Pictures on the shelf and on your TV screen
Staring back at you, I can’t watch it too.

Don’t you dare wait around again
You gotta teach him how to love this way
Only better next time around
While I’ll be sleeping on the streets of LA
By the 8th & Wrong Way sign

Discography

Bright Eyes EP; February 2009
Elizabeth St.; March 2004
Next Time I'll Be The Heatbreaker; April 2003

Set List

Over 50 originals and 50 covers ranging from Marvin Gaye to Queen to Amy Winehouse.

Typical Set times are between 45 to 90 minutes.