Nick Fane was born in the west suburbs of Chicago. Getting involved with school choirs and taking guitar lessons early on in life, his true dive into the world of music came with beginning to play bass guitar at the age of 15. Emulating the styles of rock bass players such as John Entwistle, Chris Squire and Geddy Lee, and eventually the likes of bass legends such as James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius, Nick began his journey into the complex world of instrumental performance.
After developing a strong ear for melody, harmony and rhythm through devout practice of the "jam session", Nick developed an improvisational style heavily impacted by rock music that he had been surrounded by since a young age. Soon after, he began to experiment with the concept of songwriting; these early experiments eventually culminated with a full length album recorded and produced with his cousin Ryan, who supplied drum tracks and all applicable studio work (recording, mixing, etc).
Nick playing with Phil Jacobson Band at the House of Blues, August 24th 2013
Becoming a student of Columbia College Chicago in the Fall of 2009, Nick began to experiment with a wide variety of styles, such as Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop. In this time, Nick played with a variety of groups, such as hard rock outfit Dogs of Fortune, with whom he played for three years and released one studio album.
After studying under Chuck Webb, who has played with the likes of Al Di Meola, Ramsey Lewis, and others, Nick developed a strong rehearsal and studio etiquette, as well as an exceptional live performer. These sentiments have led him to play with the Nick Moss Band, a Chicago Blues/soul/funk/jam band that tours all over the world. Currently, he is spending time touring for Nick Moss Band's latest release, Time Ain't Free, which released in March 2014.
In 2015, Nick had the opportunity to record a new album with Nick Moss Band, set to be released in Spring of 2016. He also was able to work with Jason Ricci, a world-renowned harmonica player and bandleader who has been featured on numerous albums, notably Step Back by Johnny Winter, as well as in the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Of their work together, Ricci said this: "Fane's a maniac, a student, a real musician and humble all day. A total team player, shredder, and an asset to any project or gig he's a part of."