I have a new original studio album coming out! This will the debut album under the new band name Nick La Riviere and The Best Laid Plans. The album is called Get Ready! – yes, with the exclamation mark. When you hear the title track you’ll know why!
I’ve been working on putting this together for a few years, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share this music with you. The recording has turned out better than I imagined; I feel like it’s the best thing I’ve put out (so far). There’s high energy New Orleans inspired instrumentals, well produced songs, thrilling solos and performance by all the band members, and a great variety of music. Make sure to look for it on streaming services on July 16, AND we’ll have CDs at the show.. but not only that, we’re getting this album pressed to vinyl which I’m very excited about. Records take quite a long time to manufacture so they won’t be available at the album release show, but we’ll do presales, and when the record arrives you won’t be disappointed.
We hope you’ll come out and celebrate with us on July 16 at Hermann’s Upstairs in their cool new venue. It’s going to be an awesome show with some great special guests!
The show features myself on trombone/vocals/conch shells, Miguel Valdes on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Kelly Fawcett on guitar and vocals, Attila Fias on keys, Louis Rudner on bass, and Alex Campbell on drums.. plus special guests – the fantastic ‘Soul Source’ singers – Lauren Marshall, Amanda Nielsen, and Alli Bean. With this crew, it’s going to be a show to remember!
Best Laid Plan’s music is influenced by New Orleans bands such as Galactic, Trombone Shorty, The Preservation Hall Band.. and also by piano driven pop rock bands like Ben Folds. The music is upbeat, rich in variety, and fun.
Previous shows have sold out, so make sure to book your tickets early! We look forward to seeing you there!