Nick La Riviere’s original music is influenced by a diverse mix of artists - from Ben Folds to Trombone Shorty to Allen Toussaint.  Piano centric pop and funk grooves with New Orleans style horns and wild trombone solos that could have been 80’s guitar solos. A dynamic performance, from a whisper to a roar, from a protest song to a feel-good.  A musical journey not to be missed.

Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who has toured 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 Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), The Temptations, and Nikki Yanofsky.  As a freelancer, he's one of Victoria's busiest musicians.

What People Are Saying

“Infectious, energetic, and fun. This band has it all!”
Darryl Mar, executive/artistic director, Victoria Jazz Society

“...his headlining appearances qualify as mark-your-calendar nights of entertainment.”
Mike Devlin, Times Colonist

"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

“Nick’s musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad.”
Devon MacKenzie, Peninsula News Review

“The guy has a flare, which makes the music simply a joy to listen to.”
Calvin Daniels, Yorkton This Week

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Stage Plot

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Live Videos

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Proud Mary (most recent, fun to play fast solos over this version!)

Pass the Peas (high energy instrumental)

Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (vocal, new take on a classic)

The Peak (original)

Sousaphone Medley (this was our encore, a medley featuring Nick on sousaphone and some fun tunes!)

Watch the complete "Alive & Loud" concert video here!

Festival Video: The Nick La Riviere Band at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, August, 2018

 High Res Photos

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