"Nick Vivid is a true testament to New York City's culture, talent, and ever-changing mood." - Earmilk

Raised in Buffalo NY, Nick was introduced to soul and blues music by his father, a DJ on the legendary radio station WBLK. His mom was a fan of 1970s glam rock stars Queen and David Bowie. Nick felt the calling from an early age. “I wrote my first album when I was 10 years old, before I could play an instrument. I would do full production and arrangements in my head. I had no idea that this wasn’t every kid’s experience.” After several years of honing his chops on multiple instruments, hundreds of home 4-track demos, and playing in various local bands, Nick moved to New York City at the behest of original KISS and Billy Idol manager, Bill Aucoin.

In 2021, Nick released his fourth studio effort, No More Secrets. The 9-song album’s themes revolve around the loss of both of Nick’s parents in recent years and the life lessons he’s learned from what he calls “intensive meditative pandemic soul searching.” Not beholden to any trends, the sound of the record incorporates Nick’s love for glam rock, funk, hip hop, disco, and lo-fi electronic music into a cohesive, distinctive sound.

Nick's live concerts are a visual extension of that vibe, incorporating synchronized video and light effects working in time with Nick's dance moves and falsetto vocals. Routinely breaking the fourth wall in his performances, Nick’s entire objective is to give the audience "a high that leaves them charged and energized."

Nick has toured internationally, making regular stops in cities such as Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Nick has performed in environments as diverse as house DIY shows to theatres opening for national acts such as Bret Michaels and Ween. He has received national press recognition from the magazines American Songwriter and Guitar World.

Contact: nickvivid[at]gmail[dot]com


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"Nick Vivid might just be New York City’s most exciting and experimental underground artist, mixing exploratory, acid-rock wildness with gut-punch dance and electronic sounds."

- Richard Bienstock, editor, Guitar World Magazine

"Nick refers to himself as a “hook master”. He ain’t wrong."

- pickinuprocks.com

"Nick Vivid has it going on! He’s a rock star in the best sense of the word, as well as a sonic wizard, dreamer, and fearless innovator."

- medium.com

    June 21, 2022
    The Local
    Long Island City, NY, US
    June 24, 2022
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    July 2, 2022
    The Parlour
    Providence, RI, US
    July 3, 2022
    The Jungle
    Somerville, MA, US
    July 11, 2022
    Desperate Annie's
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US
    July 16, 2022
    The Extraordinarium
    Chicago, IL, US
    August 5, 2022
    Slash Run
    Washington, DC, US
    August 12, 2022
    Lazy Diamond
    Asheville, NC, US
    August 13, 2022
    Swanson Warehouse
    Greenville, SC, US
    August 19, 2022
    Cincinnati, OH, US
    August 20, 2022
    Indianapolis, IN, US
    September 24, 2022
    The Barrage
    Newport, VT, US

"Nick Vivid is a master of sonic texture, a craftsman with the soul full of disobedience, and a visionary, risk-taking recording artist."

- Vents Magazine