Bio

Some Background on Nick

Nick was born in the west suburbs of Chicago, and took a deep interest in music in his early teens. He fostered this interest by learning bass guitar, which took him to Columbia College Chicago's music program. Soon after graduating, and after playing with various local artists across various genres, he was picked up to be the bass player for the touring blues outfit, the Nick Moss Band. Since then he has shared the stage/bill with artists such as Gary Clark Jr., Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Ray Norcia, Jason Ricci and countless others. He has recorded two studio albums with the Nick Moss Band (with one currently on the way) and has played for audiences of thousands of fans.

Musical influences

Nick's passion for music is non-discriminatory in terms of genre, and his playing reflects this. Among his biggest bass influences are Geddy Lee (Rush), John Entwistle (The Who) James Jamerson (Funk Brothers), Jack Bruce (Cream), Leland Sklar (session musician) and many others from the worlds of Rock, R&B, Jazz and more. He has a deep knowledge of how bass functions in Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B and more, making him a varied player that can bring the right touch to any song.