The Nick La Riviere Band is proud to announce the upcoming release of a new album, ‘Alive and Loud’. This live album is fun, funky, and captures the great energy of the live band. The album features originals, as well as our own rockin’ versions of some Sly & the Family Stone, The JB’s, Preservation Hall, and more. Turn the volume up and enjoy!
Alive & Loud will be officially released on October 18 & 19 with a CD release party at Hermann’s Jazz Club. It will also be available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and more.
A show with The Nick La Riviere Band is like taking a trip down to modern New Orleans, where the music is loud and proud, with brass adding funky lines to each groove, and every song is played with soul and power. The music is all about having a good time and moving your feet. It’s a night on the town that will leave you wired. Their originals blend influences like Trombone Shorty with classic funk and jazz. The band plays their own take on tunes by Eddie Harris, Sly & the Family Stone, and Curtis Mayfield. Featuring three vocalists, trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, piano/synth, bass, drums – and sometimes conch shells or sousaphone, the 7 piece band delivers a big powerful sound.
Always looking to keep things fresh, Nick is looking forward to premiering some brand new music at the upcoming performance, as well as rocking some favourites.
The band features Miguelito Valdes, Barrie Sorensen, Kelly Fawcett, Pablo Cardenas, Dave Spidel, and Liam MacDonald.
Previous shows have sold out, so reservations are highly recommended and can be made at www.HermannsJazz.com
Note: Show time is earlier than past performances. All bands that perform at Hermann’s are now starting at 7:30 (previously 8), doors at 6pm.
A little about Nick:
Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who has toured with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, and Adonis Puentes. He’s been a special guest with such bands as Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) and The Temptations. As a freelancer, he’s one of Victoria’s busiest musicians.
For more, check out www.NickLaRiviere.com