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Nico rivers


emily graham-handley

Anchor 5

Origin:  Boston, MA

Genres:  Indie-Rock, Americana, Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:  2011- Present

Label:  Songs & Whispers


Nico Rivers and Emily Graham-Handley first performed together in a messy, college-student apartment in Cambridge, MA. Back then it was just a handful of singalongs before the two would part ways on parallel journeys to Los Angeles and back to Boston.


Reunited on the East Coast, the duo began performing together occasionally and it wasn't long before they were touring in the Northeast and then off to Europe. Their first recorded collaboration was on Nico's 2018 release, Tiny Death, which was accompanied with a Northeastern US and European tour.

Their live act adapts their songs in to a stripped-down setup featuring a variety of instruments to build a foundation for their beautifully crafted harmonies. Regularly touring as a duo, they also work with a regular band in Boston and have rocked some festivals with a handful of guest musicians in Europe.


"Blurring the lines between indie rock and folk, Boston singer/songwriter Nico Rivers exudes a raw passion through his music." - Rob Duguay - Vanyaland (2017)


"Nico and crew manage to span a host of landscapes through their exploration of differing sounds and emotions." - Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots (2017)


“Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate.” Conor Loughman -The Brain Trust (2015)


 "Truly addictive and artistic." - Bryon William - Indie Spoonful (2017)

  • WERS 88.9FM

  • WAAF 107.3FM

  • WATD 95.9FM

  • WRVU

  • 92.5FM The River

  • WEMF

  • 87.8FM Radio Jade (DE)

  • Radio Centraal (BEL)

  • South by Southwest (Austin, TX)

  • Club Passim Campfire Fest (Cambridge, MA)

  • Singer/Songwriter Cape May (Cape May, NJ)

  • Elm City Must Fest (New Haven, CT)

  • Breminale (Bremen, DE)

  • L*abore Fest (Leipzig, DE)

  • Rockwood Music Hall (NYC, NY)

  • Middle East Upstairs (Cambridge, MA)

  • Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA)

  • Sendesaal (Bremen, DE)


Label: Songs & Whispers, Heiko Grein |


Booking: Nico Rivers |


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