Artist Spotlight - MN: Nicholas David
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his unforgettable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects. Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time where he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.
Nicholas’ music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. As if channeling inspiration from an outside source, the instant he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music. Fans have even gone as far to speak of his performances as a spiritual service that they actually want to attend. His emotional approach to songwriting and performing is the very reason the thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately nicknamed him ‘the feelin.’
Music exec Bill Bentley says, “Nicholas David captures the soul from the sky and the sound from the earth and weaves them into an inspired blend that fills the heart with feeling. Singers as moving as this Minnesota man only come around once or twice in a decade, and David's time is now. Surely his songs will find their place in the world and take listeners to that shining place on the hill.”
The Chicago Tribune described him as “a mix of the growl of Dr. John with the silk of Marvin Gaye.” Pop star Christina Aguilera noted, “Sometimes David can sound like he's channeling several musicians at once.” And comedian Howard Stern says, “This guy sings beautifully. He’s really talented. He looks like an eccentric old-school watchmaker.”
This spring, Nicholas will embark on a world tour playing Hammond B-3 and keyboards with Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. Follow him at www.thefeelin.com.