"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 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.” 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. He started his solo career in 2016.
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 tours 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 and colleges opening for national acts such as Bret Michaels and Ween. He has received national press recognition from the magazines American Songwriter and Guitar World.
- Richard Bienstock, editor, Guitar World Magazine