Nick Di Gregorio
“There is an excitement in Nick that is infectious. He speaks quickly as if he is bubbling over with things to say. His demeanor is joyous and likable even when singing songs about bad breakups, maintaining a steady and unrelenting smile. His playing is carefree, but still complex in structure. He has a knack for quick accurate finger picking and he changes tempo and dynamics frequently, keeping the listeners ears engaged and active. His vocals are even toned and rely on rhyme and transition from small spoken-word-esque segments to loud and catchy choruses.”
– Beatnik Events.
“Jazz leanings and [a] knack for writing indie-pop flavoured acoustic gems”
– Unsigned Music Awards.
Melbourne native Nick Di Gregorio announced himself in 2016 with the release of his debut EP ‘Lover Birds’. The 6 track offering provides a snapshot of life and love for a musician making his way in London. Songs like ‘Lauren Brown’ and ‘Collisions in Love’ showcase his Jazz leanings and knack for writing indie-pop flavoured acoustic gems which have drawn comparisons with John Mayer, Damien Rice, The Shins and John Martyn. Not afraid to convey a personal story in his music, there is a level of honesty not often seen in such a young artist, not to mention clever guitar licks and a distinctive vocal tone throughout.
Since moving to London in 2014 Nick has been honing his skills on the live circuit, taking his set to WOMAD Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, The National Gallery, The Troubadour and many more. All this building on his previous experience of playing many of Melbourne’s finest venues, such as The Hisense Arena, Recital Centre and Hammerhall. After studying Jazz Performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the burgeoning guitarist cut his teeth as a performer on cruise ships which proved to be an invaluable training ground, particularly for his vocal and performance chops. Although it wasn’t long before he jumped ship to become a full time working musician in London.