Origin: Boston, MA
Genres: Indie-Rock, Americana, Singer/Songwriter
Years Active: 2011- Present
Label: Songs & Whispers
Like most creations, lots of experimentation is required to achieve the artist’s desired effect. A messy easel beside a beautiful canvas. Hundreds of intertwined cables strewn around the Record button and a bubbling test tube splashing about on a laboratory floor. A true master hides the mess so all the attention is focused on the end result. A beautiful painting, a keen melody or a perfectly crafted concoction. This is Nico Rivers.
Since hitting the road as a solo artist in 2011, Rivers has released 3 EPs, 1 full-length record and toured throughout the US & Europe including stops at many festivals and events including SXSW, SS Cape May, Club Passim’s Campfire. Festival and many more. Everywhere he goes, Nico leaves audiences in awe as all of his limbs work his one-man band setup like a well-oiled machine, pumping out songs full of passion with an electric energy.
"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)
92.5FM The River
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 |
Like most creations, lots of experimentation is required to achieve the artist’s desired effect. A messy easel beside a beautiful canvas. Hundreds of intertwined cables strewn around the record button and a bubbling test tube splashing about on a laboratory floor. A true master hides the mess so all the attention is focused on the end result. A beautiful painting, a keen melody or a perfectly crafted concoction. This is Nico Rivers.
Born and raised in Marshfield, a small oceanside town in Massachusetts, Nico’s experiments have taken him across the country and world into labs of all shapes and sizes. A true multifaceted musical artist, he draws influence from artists as diverse as he his. Artists such as Neil Young, Radiohead and Bright Eyes. His writing leaves room for the intensity of metal, for the beauty of folk, for the technicality of prog and for all things in between. An experiment boiled down to one finely crafted singer/songwriter.
His most recent release, “Tiny Death,” finds the addition of band members The Black Grass. A challenging release filled with a Pandora's box of influence and tone, Nico demonstrates that he is at the top of his game. An experiment with so many different elements can be messy; Nico has cleaned up every drop. The listener, allowed to focus one thing, the beautiful and intriguing music which is in front of them. Perhaps the biggest challenge of any artist is not to master the art, but to master themselves. This is Nico Rivers.