Short Version:

Nico Adams is a colorful, high-energy, and multi-faceted pop rock musician and songwriter. Nico performed in musicals and bands from his elementary through high school years. Fusing childhood influences of Michael Jackson, David Bowe and Elton John, his unique style of piano driven pop-rock has surfaced as a distinctively inventive sound. He currently resides in southern California, performing weekly at colleges, clubs, festivals and charities. Nico Adams' ensemble includes: female vocalist Christine Olivier, DJ, drummer and bassist who can provide anywhere from 1-5 hours of entertainment.

Extended Version:

Nico Adams is a colorful, high-energy, and multi-faceted pop rock musician: composer, arranger, lyricist, poet, storyteller, pianist, singer, and natural performer both behind the piano and on stage.

Nico exhibited his natural talent at a very young age. At six years old, as he listened to the music video of Michael Jackson's Thriller, he was totally captivated by what he heard and saw. It was incredible that a six-year-old could study the lyrics and choreography in their entirety and then perform with personal command, presence and charisma. Nico performed in musicals from his elementary through high school years. In college he was a lead actor in a theatre troupe, performing throughout the Midwest and the South. From his young age to the present, Nico greatly enjoys the study of character and Shakespeare's dictum rings true for him, "life is but a stage".

It was in high school that he discovered his love for the piano. Nico took to the piano like a fish does to water. He is self-taught and self-directed, and is truly someone who walks to the beat of his own drum. In no time, Nico was writing his own original work. Being influenced by his generation's style of music, Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem, Nico's first songs were Christian and scular rap. He would perform at church with the youth group. He began writing ballads and exploring the complexity of his instrument. He performed at school and at local coffee shops. He sang in many different school choirs, and was honored to become the lead singer and keyboardist for the high school's first sponsored rock band. Nico continued to delve into the potential of his own original music, broadening his own expression with influences of artists like David Bowie, Elton John, Prince and Michael Jackson.

Nico attended college in the Midwest, but during his years there, he found himself writing and playing his piano more than time spent studying. He realized that for him, life's lessons were being expressed through the passion of his piano and poetry. He knew he needed to pursue what was driving him – his love to write, play his piano and perform. It was at this crucial juncture that fate would supply the right timing. Nico's only sister, Christine, had just graduated from College. She proposed that she manage his music career. Her own passion for music and business, coupled with Nico's musical talent has made an awesome partnership.

Together they moved to the Austin, Texas greater area. Soon after moving, Nico founded a band. Within a month, Nico and his band were performing his original music throughout the Austin and San Antonio area. They have played at such venues as The Troubadour, MoMo's and The Saxon Pub on Sixth Street, The Red Room, Rebar, Oasis lounge and The Cove in San Antonio River Walk.

Knowing that Los Angeles would eventually be the next step for Nico's career; Christine moved to southern California and sought out work in the music industry. Nico moved to southern California soon after, where he completed his album with producer Steve Sundholm in West Hollywood. His music is available on iTunes and his album was just released in August 2011. He continues to write and record music as he has developed into a musician whose sound has become truly and distinctly his own.

Nico's music is filled with themes, poetry, stories and characters, covering different avenues of life. His sound is energetic, soulful, and playful, yet his lyrics speak of the human heart; loved gained and love lost, filled and broken. Nico has the incredible talent to intertwine the lightness of pop with the intensity of a rapper or the depth of a balladeer.

Nico's journey has brought him back to the place where he began: from the west coast to the heartland to the hill country and back again. Nico Adams and his ensemble: female vocalist Christine Olivier, DJ Orio and Gustin Flaig his drummer are already rocking the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego scenes, playing venues such as Key Club and Palms Bar in West Hollywood, California State University Long Beach, The Irvine Spectrum Center and Giant Orange Festival, as one of the opening acts for Lil' Jon (www.liljononline.com).








1. WHAT ARE ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
Beige with Some Modern Cubist Art.
2. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Classic Rock, Funk, Pop and Folk...some indie.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
Bacon, Sausage, Pepperoni and Cheese...mmmm...kinda more than one...but yeah.
4. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU?
The first one I REMEMBER was a stuffed Ninja Turtles Donatello Doll.
5. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
Yep. Fingers and Toes.
6. WHAT'S YOUR DREAM CAR?
1951 Porsche Sauter Roadster 356
7. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
Know-it-alls and dust lines after you sweep.
8. FIRST JOB?
La Rosa's Pizza as a cook.
9. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Mmmm...Denny's.
10. Have you ever done a prank call?
Still do ;)
11. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
Stock up and then sell it to buy more...entrepreneur at heart...hahaha.
12. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Nope.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey or vegan chicken for Thundercloud subs.
14. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF?
Ohhhh...I have a few I think. Corinne Bailey Rae is up there: "Girl put your records on..." Oh-no.
15. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
Legos were pretty much it.
16. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
Hahaha...Sonny, Fivel, Tintin, Nicholas, Boy and cowboy.
17. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Birthday Cake
18. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS?
Blue and Green
19. Favorite Day of the Year?
April Fools ;)
20. Biggest Fear?
I’m not married yet, but the thought of getting a divorce one day freaks me out.