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  • In my performances, I often accompany myself by recording parts live as I play. Layering these different parts makes for a full sound and the creative process is exciting to watch!


    Michael Nickolas Solo Guitar Performer

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    Originally from Southington Connecticut, I started guitar lessons at age nine. After studying guitar through high school, I moved to Boston in 1980 to attend Berklee College of Music. Graduating Cum Laude in 1984, I was a founding member and leader of what would turn out to be one of Boston's most successful local acts ever, 'High Function'. With High Function, I played extensively at clubs and colleges throughout the New England area, performed a three-week tour of Switzerland, played in New York City, recorded an album in Chicago, and performed in a marketing film produced by Bose Corporation.

    After leaving High Function, I went on to co-find and play guitar in the Boston based R&B band 'Universal Language'. Another very popular local group, nominated for a Boston Music award each year of their existence (and winning once), Universal Language credits include performances in the Boston Garden, Fleet Center, and at The House of Blues. I was also the Co-Executive Producer of their CD entitled 'One People'; a release well received on the local music scene.

    In addition to playing in the bands, I was teaching myself the art of recording and composition. As a composer using my home studio (Studio Nine Productions), I have licensed my original music to NBC, ABC and CBS television, including the shows "The Voice", "Carson Daly", "Oprah," The Biggest Loser," "Martha Stewart", "JAG," and "One Life To Live" among many others. International composition clients include Macmillan Educational Publishing, both the Mexico and UK branches. I have also worked outside the house as a freelance recording engineer, and as an author have been published numerous times in the international periodical 'Recording Magazine' and the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine 'Berklee Today'.


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