In a small cabin on an overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam, the lyrics of the single from ‘Another Time Around’ were born as Nick La Riviere collaborated with Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelly. As a trombonist, bassist, singer, and conch shell player who’s toured with award winning bands across Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, England, Luxembourg, the USA, and Mexico, Nick seeks out quiet moments on the road to find creativity. He’s a member of The Paperboys, Locarno, The HiFi, and has performed with Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, Adonis Puentes, and the Temptations, among many others.
Influenced by diverse genres and artists, Nick names Trombone Shorty, Paul Simon, Sam Cooke, and Ben Folds as his top four for this album. This is the album for everyone who likes variety in a performance – versatile musicians performing a heavy funky rock number, followed by a dynamic 12/8 ballad, or a catchy classic R&B style sing along.
A former jazz student of Capilano College, he’s now asked to adjudicate and be a clinician at conferences such as the BCMEA, and the West Coast Jazz Festival. As the title of his debut album suggests, there’s just ‘Too Much To Do.’
Nick also offers arranging, recording, and teaching services. He also leads a community R&B band and a community big band with weekly rehearsals.
|Pretzel Logic Orchestra||Trombone||2007-present|
|Nick La Riviere Band||Band Leader|
|Dinah D's Swingclub||Trombone / Conch Shells|
|The Southern Urge||Trombone|
|Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra||trombone / conch shells|
|the Timebenders||trombone / arrangements|
|The Paperboys||trombone / bass / arrangements|
|Chris Millington Quintet||Trombone|
|Paul Wainwright Band||Trombone|
|Sweetpea Swing Trio||Trombone|
|Emily Braden & Friends||trombone|