Nick D’Andrea Celebrates His Decade Long Cult Status Career
Nick D’Andrea has made a name for himself in the indie underground as a cult status artist. Finding a space between the indie-rock and jam scenes, Nick’s heartfelt yet visceral and energetic anthems have won over the crowds of listeners from all walks of life. Whether it’s been with his bands, Nick D’ & The Believers and Doc Robinson, or with his most release solo efforts, Nick D’Andrea’s offerings are real, raw, and masterfully produced, providing his home base of Columbus and the wider indie-sphere something authentic to root for.
After starting a career in education, Nicholas D’Andrea, changed directions and began a career in music in 2013, starting his first band Nick D’ & the Believers. Incorporating acoustic guitars with indie-pop beats and radio ready hooks, Nick was active with the Believers from 2013-16, toured regionally and had songs featured on television shows, including Showtime’s ‘Shameless‘. During that time he also worked as a freelance songwriter with music licensing, and publishing companies.
In 2016 he co-founded the band the more soul-tinged and rhythmically focused Doc Robinson. They released their debut EP Golden Daze in November 2016 and since then released three full length albums, three EPs and several singles. They toured nationally opening for Columbus natives CAAMP, and have had songs featured on television shows, including Netflix ‘Bojack Horseman‘. In 2019 he stepped away from the band to focus on his growing family, and work with music based non profit, We Amplify Voices.
His newest album Aslan (released March of 2021 ) is Nick D’Andrea’s magnum opus on a long and well deserved career. Finding a balance between chill, summery, beach pop and more transcendent, spiritual ballads, Aslan adds a layer of patina to Nick’s catalogue, a maturity and clarity that will excite his most avid listeners for what’s yet to come from the next decade’s worth of creativity and passion.
“Accentuated by just acoustic guitar at first, but building into a strong canvas of keys and synths, this is an instantaneous modern pop song with just a hint of Beach Boys style genius.”Glide Magazine
“As the reverb swirls and twinkly piano notes peek out from behind the mix, D’andrea speaks of the transition from youth to middle age in a way that is almost heartbreakingly honest.”Stereo Embers
“The album captures an authentic singer-songwriter storytelling, with his raw vocals and instrumentation revealing his heart and passion for music.”Music Mecca