LIVE MUSIC WH – Nick Balaban
Whalehouse Point Restaurant & Bar, Watch Hill, Fire Island, NY. I’m a musician/composer/singer-songwriter in Brooklyn, NY. I play piano and keyboards and write all types of music.
I have pretty eclectic loves — jazz, blues, reggae and ska, funk, pop, rock, R&B and soul, country and whatever singer-songwriter music is. I’ve been super blessed to have gotten to play and work with a ton of seriously talented and soulful peoples. Some are famous, many are not so much; some I worked with for an unforgettable day, some I played with for months or years, some I continue to play with and expect to play with till I die. The big braggy list:
Recorded and/or gigged with Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle, Macy Gray, The Persuasions, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Phoebe Snow, Toni Braxton, Randy Travis, David Murray, John Boutté, India.Arie, Percy Sledge, Culture, Duduka da Fonseca, Romero Lubambo, Speedball Baby, Bashiri Johnson, Fred Hopkins, Sugar Minott, John Zorn’s Cobra, Alton Ellis, Barrington Levy, Davis Rogan, Charlie Giordano, Leroy Sibbles, Nell Carter, Bern Nix, Souljahs, Jim Nolet, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dan Levinson, Jim Whitney, Mike Clark, The Strangelys, Lily White, Andy Burns, J. Walter Hawkes, Shelly Thunder, Bradley Jones, Gary Knox & the Streethearts, Ed Pettersen, the balboans, August West, Imani Winds, G.R.A.S.S., Touque, Kevin Batchelor, The Grateful Dread, Entrain, Derrick Barnett, Andy Bassford, The NYC Ska Orchestra, The Ancient Jazz Quartet, Dean Fraser, Tarrus Riley, Centralia, Rho & The Nomads, etc.
Drawing by Annalivia Balaban