Nick Driver at the Buzz Ware Village Center
Nick Driver returns to Arden, Delaware to play at the Buzz Ware Village Center on September 21, 2013. Nick entertained Arden this past year and is back due to great demand.
Nick Driver is a singer-songwriter from Zebulon, North Carolina. Driver relocated to Raleigh, N.C during college at NC State University and played in numerous post hardcore bands being featured on Vans Warped Tour in 2007 and 2009, respectively. After a decade of playing and touring behind heavier styles of music, Driver picked up his acoustic and toured extensively behind his debut record Warm Is Your Color which featured a top ten hit song titled Let's Stay Together on Sirius XM's the Coffeehouse, one of Driver's compositions.
After releasing a total of 3 studio albums and 1 B-Sides disc in a matter of 3 and a half years, 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 as The Real World Portland. Driver was also the featured performer at Apple's Annual Celebration at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 2011 and a Coca Cola featured act at college events.
Driver has sold a total of over 75,000+ songs since the release of his debut album and moved thousands of albums at live shows and was a Finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Award for Folk in 2011 with his song Spare Me Some Change.
Driver's album catalog consists of: Warm Is Your Color LP, A Kinda Love This World Could Never Burn LP, Coffeehouse Hero:Live & Rare Besides EP & Poet's Corner:Volume One LP.
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
"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
"Now lauded for his Americana, singer/songwriter feel, Driver's recorded two records (2010's Warm is Your Color and 2011's A Kind of Love This World Could Never Burn) and toured the country sharing his music. This NC native is steady mastering the hustle." -Carrboro Citizen
"Nick Driver delivers some great singer/songwriter stuff with its rap-sing, scat singing, along with some bluesy licks and that rap-sing attitude with a bit of neo-swing." -Music Spectrum
"Driver offers the kind of amiable pop that Matt Nathanson would be proud to call his own, as with the endearing "Collect the Rain." " -Indy Week
Nick Driver - Vocals, guitars, Song Writer
Darren Abbacchi - the drums
Mike Chidsey - Trumpet, Guitar
WARM IS YOUR COLOR-(MARCH 2010)
A KINDA LOVE THIS WORLD COULD NEVER BURN-(JUNE 2011)
COFFEE HOUSE HERO: LIVE AND RARE B-SIDES EP (Oct 2011)
POETS CORNER VOLUME ONE (SEPTEMBER 2012)
The Buzz Ware Village Center (View)
2119 The Hwy
Arden, DE 19810