Composer, arranger, performer, singer, trombonist, band leader, conch shell player, bass player: Nick La Riviere is already known as one of BC’s busiest musicians. He’s performed with award winning artists - Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, The Temptations, Adonis Puentes, Locarno, The Paperboys, to name a few. A performer of many genres, he regularly plays R&B, folk, funk, latin, klezmer, jazz, pop, and more. His musical travels have taken him all over Canada, the USA, and as far as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Mexico.
The release of Nick's album Another Time Around marks the beginning of a new project featuring original songs and a blend of influences ranging from Sam Cooke to Jamiroquai to Ben Folds to Paul Simon to Trombone Shorty. This is the album for everyone who likes variety in a performance - versatile musicians who go from playing a heavy funky rock number right to a dynamic 12/8 ballad, or a catchy classic R&B style sing along. Already the album has received plenty of media attention, and the Victoria album launch sold out two nights to thrilled audiences.