Dwight & Nicole is a three piece original blues-soul-rock band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson. Ritcher and Nelson are both well known on the East Coast for their powerful voices and songwriting. Together, they have toured up and down the Northeast, growing a fiercely loyal fan base, and self releasing two award winning albums through crowd funding. The Boston Globe calls them "A tour de force that demands much wider success" and describes their sound as "poignant, hard-driving and heavenly".
They both trade off singing leads; he also plays masterful electric guitar, and she plays melodic electric bass. All the while, layering in harmonies and shouts. The recent addition of powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan to the band introduces the perfect underlying rhythm. The results are stunning.
Dwight & Nicole finished recording their anticipated new album “Electric Lights” this spring with multi-Grammy Award Nominated producer Joel Hamilton (Aaron Neville, The Meters, The Black Keys) at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. Their first single, a shimmering soul-rock anthem called “Wait” drops in July, followed by the full album in the Fall.
“Take R&B, soul, blues and jazz, mix in razor-sharp rock guitar... heat to boiling, and watch your face melt. That's Dwight & Nicole.” ~Relix Magazine
Marina and Berna are an international folk/americana duo who divide their time between Marina’s native New England and Berna’s native Italy. Combining Marina’s strong, sultry vocals, effortless melodies, & unusual lyrics with the raw, gritty edge of Bernardo’s slide guitar (or the sweet interjections of his mandolin), the duo’s sound has been refined over years together on the road, the stage, and in the studio. Together the pair has toured across the United States and in Europe, and is now releasing singles off their third original record. Marina’s passionate live performance has earned her solo opening sets for such legends as Judy Collins, Dar Williams, Jonathan Edwards, and Loudon Wainwright III, as well as two nominations for Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards.