North Carolina native Nick Driver is an accomplished musician who has sold a total of over 100,000+ songs since the release of his debut album and moved thousands of full albums live shows. He has toured with countless bands throughout his career and has shared the stage with artists such as: Demi Lovato, Blake Shelton, Jonas Brothers, The Bangels, Creed, and Huey Lewis and the News to name a few.
Recorded and engineered by Jamie King at The Basement Studio (Winston Salem NC), Nick Driver's new release, Staring At My Ceiling In The Dark is a 5-track self-written EP. Featuring his hit single, "My Way Is The Right Way" - a fun upbeat tune highlighting his live guitar in the background, the music video reflects the artistry and creative energy in Nick's music. The new EP is now available on NickDriverMusic.com - you can also check out the music video for "My Way Is the Right Way" on YouTube: http://buff.ly/1HuPxiO
"Since going solo with his original acoustic music, this young artist has attracted quite a bit of attention, including being selected as a finalist for the 2011 John Lennon International Songwriting Contest for his song Spare Me Some Change" - A Neck Of The Woods
Driver has released 4 full length studio albums, 1 live EP and 2 studio EP (7 releases). Driver has managed to tour successfully throughout the East Coast and West Coast along with landing multiple licensing spots on shows such as Bad Girls Club Atlanta on Oxygen Network, Kim and Kourt Take Miami on E! Network, and The Real World St. Thomas Episodes as well.
About Nick Driver
As a multi-instrumentalist songwriter, Driver is the mastermind behind all of the songs on his albums. He teamed up with Jamie king at The Basement Studio in Winston Salem, NC to record and engineer his work. Sue Hardee of raleighmusic.com has admitted that Driver's voice reminds her of Maroon 5's leader singer, Adam Levine and it is "guaranteed to make you melt." Take a listen for yourself at www.NickDriverMusic.com and take witness to what all of the buzz is about.
MTV's The Real World St Thomas Episode: Paradise Found (28:15) Song used: FRAGILE HEARTS
MTV's The Real World St Thomas Episode: Roommates Become Bed Mates (33:12) Song Used: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE
E! TV! Kim & Kourt Take Miami Episode: Dragon Me Down Song Used: COLLECT THE RAIN
OXYGEN NETWORK Bad Girls Club Episode: Gone With The Weave Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
OXYGEN NETWORK Bad Girls Club Episode: Anger Mismanagement Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
MTV's The Real World Portland: Episode 2807: Song Used: MY GAME IS TIGHTER THAN AN EMO KID'S JEANS
MTV's The Real World Portland: Episode 2808: Song Used: OUT ALIVE
Single Songs Sold to Date Digital/Physical copies (as of 3/4/2013): 75,707 units
Commercial Radio Play:
Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse Station-Song Used: LETS STAY TOGETHER ACOUSTIC
Professional Sports Team:
Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: YOU MAKE ME HAPPY
Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: YOU SHOULD LEARN TO LOVE SOMEONE
Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE
John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist in Folk Genre-Song Used: SPARE ME SOME CHANGE
Nominated for Humanitarian Songwriter of the year by Las Vegas Music Awards: Song Used-UNIVERSAL LOVE feat. JONAH MATRANGA
Won Best Rock Band in the Triangle by The Independent Weekly in 2012 (Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham)
National Companies Hired by for Annual Events
Apple (flown to Monterey to play Apple Annual Party in California)
National Artists Opened For/Festivals Played:
Huey Lewis and the News
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
North Mississippi All-Stars
Old Crowe Medicine Show
John Butler Trio
Less Than Jake
American Music Festival
"This album is positive from start to finish. The music is upbeat and cheerful while also thought-provoking. There is so much to it that you don’t hear in today’s mainstream. The substance most pop artists today seem to lack can be found here. It is hard to find the kind of raw talent that Driver possesses. He keeps it simple. No effects, just a clean sounding voice. It is refreshing and rare."-Sue Hardee, Raleigh Music
"A better comparison might be Eric Hutchinson, Matt Nathanson or any of the other solid songwriter –sons, though Driver’s songwriting displays a more refined sensibility than either."
— Ryan Synder, Yes! Weekly Magazine
"Highlight tracks include, “Logged In”, “Young & Beautiful”, “Without Love Poster”, “Worshipped by the Energy”, “Gardens”, and “Sidelines.” As you can see my list of favorites is over half of the album’s tracks, need I say anything more? Purchase- ‘Warm Is Your Color!’"
— C W Ross, CWROSS
"Driver’s voice reminds me of Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine, and is guaranteed to make you melt.— Sue Hardee, Raleighmusic.com
"Warm Is Your Color effectively puts the emphasis on his strengths as a lively vocalist with a knack for simple, yet engaging guitar melodies. "
— Ryan Synder, Yes! Weekly
"I love promoting good people who make great music and every once in a while I come across a CD that is so good that I have to share it with folks. Such is the case with Nick Driver's CD entitled "A Kinda Love This World Could Never Burn". Nick's CD is full of positive lyrics and good beats, this one is worth taking a listen - great vocals and harmonies. It will brighten any day. You'll be singing to this one in your car." -Diogenes, 919 Music Pick