A son of the moon. A butterfly bull. Nick Africano is a songwriter, poet, multi-intrumentalist, band-leader, solo performer, producer, and experiments with watercolors. His style defies the confines of genre, and lives in the mysterious space of rock and roll, storytelling, and folk music. Lyrics often softly spoken, or soulfully crooned. At once powerful and subtle. His live performances are captivating and spontaneous, moving between acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, and piano.
A relentless performer, Africano has toured the US extensively, and in 2012 / 2013 began to break into European markets, touring in England and Switzerland. He currently performs a monthly late-night series at the acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City when not on the road. Over the past years he has recorded 2 independently produced LPs including I’ve Ever Desired (2008), The Butterfly Bull (2012), and one EP Broken (2005) and is currently gearing up to release his first all-analog LP (untitled) recorded at Galuminum Foil Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to producing his own work, Africano is credited with helping produce Marmalade (2007) with his good friend, Pokey Lafarge. In 2012 Africano’s songs were included in the film, Four Corners Road, which was featured in the Manhattan Film Festival and the Hoboken Film Festival. Most recently Africano worked as Musical Director for Les Foules’ production of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in London, England. Here he also made his acting debut. Fall of 2014 will take him on tour in the US, UK, and Germany.