Born in the port city of Camden, New Jersey, the bassist by trade
began with an art interest. Sketching on a paper since a pencil could
be held steady in his child-sized hand which led to an education in
Architecture. At age thirteen, Nick discovered such bands as Pink
Floyd, The Beatles and Iron Maiden. As his creative energies began to
turn musical, it led him to buy his first musical instrument, an old
and battered beginners electric bass.
After a few primary years of playing in New Jersey area bands, Nick joined the heavy metal band Deadly Blessing. Within one year, they recorded an E.P. and a full-length record for a California-based heavy metal label. Their debut album received high marks and is considered a collectors piece to this day, Following their release, was a U.S. tour.
Three years after joining Deadly Blessing, Nick left the band for a
life in New York City. This led him to short-lived runs with a few New
York area groups. One of which was The Cycle Sluts from Hell. But just
after parting ways with them, Nick landed the position as bass player
for the female metal legend Doro Pesch and has been playing with her
ever since. Together with Joe Taylor on guitar, Johnny Dee on drums and
Oliver Palotai on keys and guitar, Doro, Nick and the band developed an
energetic chemisty to be reckoned with.
In early 2001, Nick recorded and released his first solo effort in
America. A twelve-song semi-monolog called Through the Pane. A
crossbreed of influences ans awkwardness only made possible by the
freedom that an independent release could offer. From rock to ballads,
technical to organic. On November 27th 2006 Through the Pane has been
released in Europe through Painkiller Records. Not only in Europe but
also in the States Nick`s solo album has achieved sustained success
ever since it has been released. The first track of the album "You are
a miracle" became the theme song on ABC`s daytime soap "All my
In late 2004, immediately following a Doro tour, Nick toured through Europe once more with England`s legendary vocalist, Blaze Bayley.
In mid 2005, Nick joined forces with Savatage and Trans Siberian
Orchestra guitarist, Chris Caffrey, touring for Chris`acclaimed solo
release Faces, followed by Doro`s worldwide Warrior Soul tour in 2006.
Every second that he is not on the road, Nick is unremittingly creating
and producing new songs...