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NIPSEY / Press

“Nipsey puts the power in power trio. Whether it be the pure rock fury that blazes out their PA system or their dynamic live show which is a rock ‘n’ roll cross between a Southern soul revival and stand-up act — Nipsey is powerful. Their music grabs you from the first hum of the guitar, the first crash of the cymbal and doesn’t let you go till well after you listen to it.”

“But the entire EP features Nipsey's signature brand of chooglin' Southern Rock, delivered with broad strokes. Think "Sweet Home Alabama" as written by Shel Silverstein and performed by ZZ Top, after a few bottles of bourbon, and you begin to get the idea.”

“At a recent show at Hoboken’s Whiskey Bar, Hamilton led Nipsey through a forty-minute set of pure rock ‘n’ roll abandon that included everything from Southern-fried boogie to psychedelic guitar jams to an underwear-slinging cover of Tom Jones’ “She’s A Lady.” Nipsey’s originals often reflect Hamilton’s Mississippi roots mixing Southern rock, blues, and punk into something that resembles what the Allman Brothers might sound like covering the Sex Pistols.”

“The featured band of the evening was Nipsey, a four-piece band straight out of Hoboken and a staple of the local music scene since 2007. Bill Hamilton, Marc Giannotti, Frankie Dave Maggio and Dave Calamoneri performed a blistering set of bluesy Southern rock, in the vein of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the more modern Drive-By Truckers. With kicks, jumps and some serious rock-star swagger, the band had everyone moving to original songs, and singing along to covers like Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity."”