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||Los Angeles, CA
Zack Nichols-Vocals, Guitar, Piano
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
||Denver: 31-50; Los Angeles: 0-30; Phoenix: 0-30
||Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO; House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV; House of Blues - Anaheim, CA; The Mint - Los Angeles, CA; Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO; Hotel Congress - Tucson, AZ; Soiled Dove Underground - Denver, CO
||Josh Kelley; Joshua James; Ernie Halter; Loudon Wainwright III; Leo Kottke; Ari Hest; Joe Firstman; Tyrone Wells
||Ari Hest; Ryan Adams
|Performing Rights Society:
||Bright Eyes EP—2008; Elizabeth St LP—2004
About the ArtistSinger/songwriter Zack Nichols tells stories with emotive honesty, but coupled with the slick production of John McVey of Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado, Nichols’ debut Bright Eyes EP (releasing to retail and digital February 24, 2009) is more than typical singer/songwriter fare. Nominated for Denver's Best Singer/Songwriter by Westword 2006 & 2007 and armed with a powerful, soulful voice that falls somewhere between Gavin DeGraw or Ray LaMontagne, this collection of tracks is radio-ready infectious pop that simply can’t miss in raising eyebrows.
Bright Eyes EP combines Nichols’ influences of folk, pop, rock, blues, jazz and soul, as he continues to hone his own craft as a songwriter and a performer. Originally from Denver, Nichols grew up in a musically talented home and learned both piano and guitar at a young age. He subsequently found his passion, learning the art of blues through Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lee Hooker, and rock from the likes of AC/DC and the Beatles. Once he began writing and performing his own music, Nichols quickly rose to prominence in his new hometown of Denver, sharing the stage with the likes of Josh Kelley, Better Than Ezra, Ari Hest, Will Hoge and more. He’s also toured nationwide and even in the UK over the last couple of years.
In addition to being armed with a solid debut effort, Nichols is hoping to tap into the lucrative world of film and TV, his music being tailor made for such placements. Meanwhile, he’s out to show the world what he’s about, and the Bright Eyes EP is something he can be proud of.
(1) Shure SM-58 with Boom mic stand
PA with at least (1) monitor.
August 2009 Singer-Songwriter (male)
Reached 96th in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 1 week.
Reached 27th in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 13 weeks.
February 2010 Pop
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (male), August 2011
Top 40 in Folk, January 2011
Top 40 in Folk, December 2010
Performing Songwriter Magazine by
Nichols may be a newcomer, but his six-song debut is expressive and impressive. His aching originals convey a lofty sort of yearning, while his sole cover, a take on Martin Sexton's "Can't Stop...
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by Comments: If Zach Nichols' Bright Eyes E/P is any indication of what the full length album will be like, Zach's headed for a bright future. A Denver native, Zach is a songwriter's musician. His...