Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who tours internationally 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 The Temptations, and Nikki Yanofsky. Drawing from his experience of playing shows of many different genres, Nick incorporates R&B, funk, and jazz into his own compositions. His high energy show has been a big hit at theatres and festivals such as The Islands Folk Fest, Victoria Jazz Fest, and Island Music Fest. Home town shows are consistently sold out and festival shows attract a dancing crowd.
The Nick La Riviere Band blows the room away with its powerful horns, talented soloists, and energetic tunes. The band performs originals as well as unique versions of tunes by everyone from Professor Longhair to Sly and the Family Stone. The 7 piece band features 3 horns, 3 singers, piano/synth, guitar, bass, drums, and some unusual instruments including conch shells and wine glasses. The memorable show is full of variety and fun.
What People Are Saying
"The extraordinarily talented trombonist, Nick La Riviere, is a true showman. His enthusiasm and energy totally engaged the audience and it was obvious that he loved every minute of what he was doing on stage."
Sheila Midgley, Galiano Concert Society
“...his headlining appearances qualify as mark-your-calendar nights of entertainment.”
Mike Devlin, Times Colonist
“Nick’s musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad.”
Devon MacKenzie, Peninsula News Review
“Infectious, energetic, and fun. This band has it all!”
Darryl Mar, executive/artistic director, Victoria Jazz Society
“The guy has a flare, which makes the music simply a joy to listen to.”
Calvin Daniels, Yorkton This Week
“...there is something special about this new album. Something BIG and bold. Not to mention eclectic.”
James Kasper, Play in Victoria
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Stage Plot & One Sheet
Check out this 3 minute pitch, it will quickly take you through what the band has to offer.
Complete song videos:
Or if you want to enjoy a whole set of music, check out this YouTube playlist.