Here it is – my take on Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up”, done in the style of a funky New Orleans brass band. Hope you enjoy!  And if you do, please consider sharing it.  This took a lot of hours to make, so I’d love for a few people to see it.


The Nick La Riviere Band is back at Hermann’s for 2 nights March 8th and 9th!

I’m adding new songs to the show to keep it feeling fresh and fun for those who have been to it before.   I promise, it’s going to be a great time!

Featuring some of Victoria, Nanaimo, and Vancouver’s best players, the band takes its influence from modern New Orleans music… not the older dixie music some people think of when they hear ‘New Orleans’, but the fun, horn heavymusic people are partying to there now. The music is all about having a good time, keeping the energy high the whole show, and moving your feet. Nick’s originals are like if Trombone Shorty met Ben Folds – wild horn solos, piano based grooves and melodic vocals. The band also plays their own take on tunes by great artists like Professor Longhair, Dr John, Sly & the Family Stone. One audience member described the show as “the most fun I’ve had in my adult life”. Mike Devlin from the Times Colonist says “his headlining appearances qualify as mark-your-calendar nights of entertainment”.

The band featuring Nick on trombone/shells/glasses/vocals, Miguel Valdes on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Kelly Fawcett on guitar/vocals, Aidan Miller on keys/vocals, Dave Spidel on bass, and Damian Graham on drums.

Previous shows have sold out, so reservations are recommended and can be made at