Guitar, Ukulele, Voice
Nick is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and educator with over 20 years of professional experience. Born and raised in New York City by a Broadway actor and a working musician, Nick made his first professional recording at the age of 11 for the Museum of Natural History’s Haydn Planetarium video soundtrack. Nick first started studying music by learning how to first play the piano and clarinet. He eventually switched over to playing the electric guitar, which he studied with the best of New York’s gigging guitarists.
At Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Nick joined up-and-coming rock band Walk The Moon and helped move the band’s sound towards the chart-topping synth-rock sound that would soon define the group. Nick played electric and acoustic guitar, and co-wrote the band’s breakout single, “Anna Sun.” After extensive touring and writing, Nick moved back to NYC and began a multifaceted career as a songwriter, singer, guitarist, actor-musician, and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to guitar, Nick professionally plays the mandolin, five-string banjo, drums, electric bass, and various wind instruments. He’s spent recent years touring and writing with his new band, Evening Darling, who have been invited to play slots at major music festivals including South By Southwest, CMJ, Musikfest, and Mondo.NYC. In addition to his vigorous music performance career, Nick has also performed in regional theater productions of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s “Once”.
A passionate educator, Nick always tries to get his students to play or sing as soon as possible. He believes that there is a lot that can be learned in a very short amount of time and that being able to share what you’ve learned with family and friends often inspires students to keep wanting to learn and improv. Nick aims to collaborate with his students in order to teach them songs that they love most in order to keep their excitement for music and their instrument alive and growing.