Inspired by a range of genres, Nico draws on the musical styles he loves most. The blues, which have always fascinated him, go hand in hand with rock, pop. folk and jazz, as he brings his own unique twist to established favourites. His original compositions and innovative arrangements will surprise listeners with interwoven, overlying melodies, made possible by the combination of fingerpicking and flat picking techniques.
A classically trained and highly regarded acoustic guitar player for over 15 years, in 2016 Nico G chose to embark on a new challenge and began his current solo project, creating and sharing his unique finger-picking playing style with audiences worldwide. After the release of a first album, recorded in collaboration with Italian guitarist Paolo Loveri in 2015, Nico G released his solo Acoustic Guitar EP in 2016. followed by The Road Book EP in 2018.
Since this time Nico has played in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, Wales and Canada. He has had the pleasure to open and play with Jacques Stotzem and more recently to join Tommy Emmanuel on stage at his Scottish Guitar Camp. Now based in Scotland, Nico G will be touring extensively during 2018 - 2019 as he shares ‘The Road Book’ EP. Nico G offers audiences a high impact and energetic, yet heartfelt experience which they are unlikely to forget.
PRAISE FOR THE ROAD BOOK EP
‘This is a fantastic EP that guitar lovers will enjoy. Nico G has sublime talent and fans of blues, rock or pop should do themselves a favour and listen to him, or better yet, see him live’. The Wee Review
‘...Believe me, this is simply beautiful. Nico’s talent is obvious and this taster of his work only leaves you wanting a little bit more of the uplifting melodies, pitch-perfect harmonics and beautiful guitar playing which make up The Road Book’. Folking.com
‘A noticeable feature that is persistent through all the pieces is Nico’s ability to take on a range of styles. One minute, he can elicit a lot of energy and produce toe-tapping rhythms – especially prominent in his re-imagining of The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black – the next, he plays it smooth, and at another moment takes it down at a softer tone. Throughout, his performances are very slick, and the acoustics are pleasing to the ear’. Small Music Scene