(Vancouver, BC) –  Victoria-based musician Nick La Riviere is a composer, arranger, performer, singer, trombonist, band leader, bassist, AND conch shell player. With those credentials it should come as no suprise that he’s well known as one of BC’s busiest musicians; and he’s about to get even busier with the independent release of his new album Another Time Around on Friday, July 24th. To mark the occasion, Nick La Riviere will be playing two album release shows in Victoria on July 24th and 25th at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View St.). Full details listed below.
Nick La Riviere released his debut album Too Much To Do in 2009. The jazz instrumental record featured La Riviere on trombone and conch shells, along with some amazing jazz players including: Ross Taggart (piano), Jodi Proznick (bass) and Jesse Cahill (drums). The album was well-received by music critics, including Jeremiah Sutherland at Island Jazz, who summed up the album like this: “If Nick La Riviere’s debut release Too Much to Do were a person, you’d want it sitting next to
you on plane trip because it’s just so darn entertaining. The album is exuberant, multi-faceted, humorous, outgoing and just fun to be around.”
With the release of his 2nd album Another Time Around on July 24th, Nick La Riviere prepares to take the musical world by storm with his own unique brand of genre-bending music. This time with vocals. 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. The feature track ‘Woohoo’ is an engaging pop song that La Riviere co-wrote with Geoffrey Kelly from Spirit of The West while on the road.

“Me and Geoffrey sat down to write the lyrics to ‘Woohoo’ while we were taking the overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam on a tour with The Paperboys,” La Riviere explains.  “I already had a rough version of the lyrics written, as well as a complete demo of the tune.  With his experience writing for Spirit of the West, Geoffrey came up with some clever ways to make the song more lyrically interesting.  One thing I was going for with this song was an overall cheerful sound contrasting the less happy lyrics and I think we achieved that.”
Nick La Riviere has been a working musician for years, and as a sideman he’s performed with award winning artists of many genres including: Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, The Temptations, Adonis Puentes and The Paperboys. He regularly plays R&B, folk, funk, latin, klezmer, jazz and pop – pretty much everything! His 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.
Look for Nick La Riviere’s new album Another Time Around set to be independently released on Friday, July 24th. And be sure to catch La Riviere live in Victoria at Hermann’s Jazz Club for two Album Release Shows on July 24th and 25th. More performance dates will be announced soon, please visit for the most up-to-date tour schedule.
Nick La Riviere Album Release Shows 
When: Friday, July 24th + Saturday, July 25th
Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View St., Victoria, BC)
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets: Available at
Nick La Riviere Another Time Around Tracklisting
Release Date: July 24th (Independent)
1.  Woohoo
2.  In the City
3.  Another Time Around
4.  Stay Tonight
5.  Get On Out
6.  You Think You Want It
7.  One Minute
8.  Another Late Night
“…his headlining appearances qualify as mark-your-calendar nights of entertainment.” – Mike Devlin, Victoria 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 
LISTEN / POST Nick La Riviere – ‘Woohoo’ HERE (via SoundCloud)
CLICK HERE & HERE for high-res press photos (Photo Credit: Adam and Kev Photography)
CLICK HERE for high-res Another Time Around album art
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