My band will be hosting the official Jazzfest after hours jam Monday through Wednesday this week. 10pm to 1am at Harbour Towers. This is the jam where the touring artists are encouraged to come hang out and play some tunes with the local players, and it’s where I had the opportunity to play with Wynton Marsalis years ago. It’s a lot of fun and an opportunity to see some great music!
My band will be performing our own set on Sunday the 28th at 2:30pm in Centennial Square. A free show, so don’t miss it!
Yes, it’s finally time that I can announce my album, Another Time Around, coming out this summer. I’ve been working on it for a very long time, so it’s very exciting to finally be able to release it. The CD launch shows are going to be awesome, so please come and check them out!
Join Nick La Riviere, Aidan Miller, Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, and Sean Drabitt for the release of Nick’s long-awaited original album.
This launch party features opening guests West My Friend, as well as some awesome special guests, door prizes, and of course some great music.
Reservations are highly recommended – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Composer, arranger, performer, singer, trombonist, band leader, conch shell player, bass player: Nick La Riviere is already well known in many circles as one of BC’s busiest musicians. As a sideman, Nick has performed with award winning artists of many genres – Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, The Temptations, Adonis Puentes, The Paperboys, to name a few. He regularly plays R&B, folk, funk, latin, klezmer, jazz, pop; pretty much everything. Nick’s musical travels have taken him all over Canada, the USA, and as far as Germany, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, and more. He also teaches a 16 piece R&B band, leads a few bands of his own, and performs often on a nightly basis.
With the release of Another Time Around, Nick prepares to take the musical world by storm with his own unique brand of genre-bending music. Every song on the album is original, with a blend of influences ranging from Sam Cooke to Jamiroquai to Ben Folds to Paul Simon. The album features a dizzying array of tempos, styles, and unexpected twists – all while driving forward with a cohesive unified sound. This is the album for everyone who likes variety in a performance – versatile musicians who can go from playing a heavy funky rock number right to a dynamic 12/8 ballad, or a catchy classic R&B style sing along.
‘Another Time Around’ features a big sound and includes guests such as Michael Kaeshammer and Alpha Yaya Diallo. Tracks contain fun treats like a 22 piece choir, a multitude of trombones, and a string section. Juno nominated producer Joby Baker lends his talented ear to bring the mix to life. As a finishing touch the album cover features a ‘3 flip lenticular print’ – the viewer sees a different image depending on the viewing angle. Why? Because this album is exciting, fun, and different – so why stop at
Complete Album Credits:
Nick La Riviere (Vocals, Trombone, Conch Shells, Bass, Synth, additional Piano)
Aidan Miller Piano, BKG Vocals, Synth, Hammond)
Sean Drabitt (Bass)
Damian Graham (Drums)
Adam Dobres (Guitar)
Michael Kaeshammer (Piano)
Miguel Valdes (Trumpet, Congas, Percussion)
Kali Moreno (BKG Vocals)
Alpha Yaya Diallo (Guitar)
Reuben Wier (Guitar)
Julian Vitek (Violin, Viola)
Andrew Greenwood (Tenor Sax)
Aaron Scoones (BKG Vocals)
Adrian Dolan (Violin)
Ivonne Hernandez (Violin)
Alasdair Money (Cello)
All songs by Nick La Riviere, except one track by Nick La Riviere & Geoffrey Kelly
Thanks everyone for voting for me in CBC Searchlight Round I. Thanks to your votes, my song ‘Another Time Around’ – the title track from my upcoming album, has been voted in to the top 25 submitted songs in the region. Now I need your votes once again to make it to the top 10. You can vote once a day, and you can win Yamaha stuff by voting. Voting for round two closes on April 20th at 12pm PST, so please go ahead and
Vote and win Yamaha stuff! CBC’s Searchlight Contest is on right now. Up for grabs is $20,000 in Yamaha equipment, and – more importantly – a spot in a high profile showcase that could help my band reach new venues and fans, as well as extra radio play during the contest.
I’ve submitted the title track from my album ‘Another Time Around‘, being released this summer. I’d really appreciate it if you would take a minute to vote and help me get my music out there.
Things are coming along, and some great shows are starting to come together for the summer. One of those will be Butchart Gardens on August 19th. Stay tuned for more as the summer bookings take shape, but exciting things are underway.
I’m happy to announce that my band will be performing on the main stage at the Victoria Jazz Festival on June 28th! I’ve also been chosen to host the jam for three nights at Harbour Towers (June 22nd to 24th). This is a very fun opportunity because musicians from all the touring bands drop in to play. And I’ll be playing as a sideman with some other bands in the festival. Specific dates and times will be listed on my show schedule closer to the fest.
There’s some new videos posted from the show at Hermanns Jazz Club back in September. I had it professionally filmed by Tim Quinlan and his team, but I wasn’t able to do anything with the footage until now because I was busy working on the album. Now there’s three songs online plus audience interviews, and I think it looks pretty good!