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Vern Nicholson

Member sinceSeptember 25, 2017
LocationToronto, ON, Canada
MembersVern Nicholson
InfluencesStrawbs, Fairport Convention, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Drake, R.E.M., The Waterboys, Wilco, Paul Weller
Artist Biography:
Vern Nicholson is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better. Drawing on his classic-rock DNA, pop instincts and folk sensibility, he crafts soulful and melodic music, creating a vibe that's gutsy, warm and inviting. His 12-song solo debut, Linden Tree near the Water, will be released in November 2017.

Vern's pedigree includes lengthy stints with speed-pop trio Sour Landslide and alt-country mavens The Benvereens, with whom his fluid bass work and soaring harmonies graced five critically acclaimed albums. In addition to his signature bass and vocals, over the years Vern has taken up acoustic and electric guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, violin, keyboards, harmonica, recorder, drums and percussion. On the performance front, he has played over 300 shows and toured across Canada and the US Midwest, along the way sharing the stage with such luminaries as Feist, The Lowest of the Low, Universal Honey and Art Bergmann.

Future plans include a follow-up album, Days of Secret Seeing, for which Vern has written and demoed ten songs to date, along with select live performances and promotional appearances to support Linden Tree near the Water.

More by Vern Nicholson:

Bonny Moorhen
Cabbagetown Princess in Parkdale Clothes
Le Chevalier Manqué
This Magnificent Dare
Year of No Tomorrow

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