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If the role of a drummer is to provide the foundation for the music, then it's no surprise that artists flourish with Nick Amoroso as their musical backbone.
His diversity and desire to listen and put the song first has led to many different opportunities over the past 5 years. He has backed country music icon Billy Ray Cyrus; played country music old and new with JD Bernal and Austin Law; toured with pop/rock powerhouse Matt Nathanson; played lush, orchestrated pop with Swedish indie-rockers Marching Band; and brought color to the wistful piano-based songs of Holly Brook (known now as Skylar Grey), who during a show in 2006 referred to Amoroso as “the singer/songwriter’s drummer.” When “heavy lumber” is required, however, Amoroso isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and aim for the floor, as he displayed night after night for over a year in venues all over the United States with Austin, Texas alt-country rockers Shurman.
Amoroso's hard work, positive attitude and musical prowess have harvested performances on NBC’s Late Show with Conan O'Brien, ABC’s Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, and KRCW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt.
As well as having an open ear with whomever he is supporting on stage, Nick has also displayed his feel, dynamics, professionalism and positive energy on a number of different recordings, ranging from folk to country to R&B to brit-pop to hard rock. “It’s important to me to be open to anything that makes the whole thing better. Any good musician can play a song. A *great* musician listens to the musicians they’re playing with, and plays *for* the song. That’s the kind of musician that I always try to be.”
In addition to performances with a large and varied group of singer-songwriters and bands in venues all over Southern California, Amoroso is always ready for the road, having spent the better part of 2009 on tour with Austin, Texas rockers Shurman.