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Kristin Nicholls Band


About Kristin Nicholls Band

Hamilton, Canada

Kristin Nicholls Band

Kristin Nicholls Band have discovered a shortcut directly from their heart to fans. It’s called songwriting, and they excel in their rock-pop-alternative approach. The audience is treated to smartly spun melodies and lyrical charm, not to mention a delicately balanced blend of original artistry and accessibility. Kristin Nicholls Band's music is emotive, genuine and endlessly entertaining. Their new EP available on itunes is produced by multi JUNO AWARD winning producer JULIUS BUTTY also known for his work with Alexis on Fire, City and Colour and Protest the Hero.

Sense in the Dark

The bad times will always be upon us, but so will the music. There are moments in our life in which existence seems to have abandoned all reason and meaning seems lacking. It’s those moments when music becomes most important, says Kristin Nicholls Band. Music is more than mere fun (though fun it is), it is a beacon of hope and the communication between souls. That in mind, Kristin focuses on writing heartfelt songs that convey with emotional honesty the contents of his inner self. The reward, beyond the obvious – fans and recognition – is discovering meaning in life, filling the void. “Music makes us feel alive; it makes life make sense in the darkest of times.” And in the brightest of times, it’s a celebration of life. And KNB’s music is ready and able, whichever the case.

Inspiration

It’s an irony that those dark times from which music offers us an escape are frequently the very things that inspire music. While KNB says that their muse is triggered by any number of things – as artists, they have a sharp eye out for the next song inspiration – they admit that it’s often the difficulties in life that bring them into a creative peak. “Anything can be an inspiration, depending on the mood”. But whether it’s lighthearted or serious, a Kristin Nicholls Band song is poignant and compelling.

Artists at Work

The band's frontman, Kristin Nicholls, was a Sound of Music Festival songwriting contest winner in 2005. His song, “Be With,” has received radio play across Canada since 2005. He has toured heavily over the last ten years, delivering his music to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. He’s played everything from tiny clubs to big arena shows with audiences of about 10,000 people. Nicholls employed his skills as a VJ on a music video show five nights a week for a three-year stint, conducting interviews and functioning as an MC for concerts at various venues including the Air Canada Centre. Nicholls has shared the stage with USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), the Never Ending White Lights, Kevin Hern of the Barenaked Ladies, Liam Titcomb, Tommy Swick (Juno’s 2007 New Artist of the Year), Tal Bachman, Craig Weathery of The Odds, Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms, Mike Turner of Our Lady Peace, Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem, Thousand Foot Krutch, Boy, Dave Thomson of Wave, Faber Drive, Marianna’s Trench, Money Money, The Rikers, The Birthday Boys, The Black Maria, Brian Byrne of I Mother Earth and others. Dave Thomson produced Nicholls’ first solo EP; it sold more than 3,000 copies.
In late 2007, Kristin Nicholls teamed up with fellow long time musicians and close friends, Luke Cronsberry, Jamie Altena, and Allen Bilston, to form a new project dubbed "Kristin Nicholls Band".

“Kristin Nicholls Band is an accomplished group of musicians who have discovered the musical template for the simplicity and complexity of human emotion.” – A&R Select

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