Jared James Nichols "Nails In The Coffin" Single & UK Tour Dates
Jared James Nichols returns to the UK supporting Living Colour on their July 2019 UK Tour alongside Wayward Sons. He will also play a headline show at the Boston Music Room in London on Thursday 18th July. To coincide with Jared’s return to the UK, he will self-release a brand-new single "Nails In The Coffin" on Friday 29th June.
You can't teach the blues. It's not something that can be codified in music books or learned on YouTube. It goes much deeper than that and it comes from the inside. It's about the way the guitar strings are bent and the sound gets transmuted directly from a player's soul. It's simple at the end of the day. Either you've got it, or you don't. JARED JAMES NICHOLS has definitely got it. The Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist's first LP Old Glory & The Wild Revival channelled blues grit and gusto through bombastic arena-size rock 'n' roll. It's raw, raucous and righteously real.
As soon as he got his first guitar at 14-years-old, the stage immediately called to Jared. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he grew up minutes away from The Alpine Valley Resort - where Stevie Ray Vaughan performed his last show. However, no divine coincidence could truly foreshadow just how adept at the six-string he would eventually become. He personally traces the beginning of his story back to a blues jam that his mother brought him to.
"Two weeks after I got an electric guitar, I was on stage with all of these old cats from Chicago playing the blues," he recalls with a smile. "The music immediately resonated with me. It was all about the feeling and the soul behind it. None of these guys were music nerds. They were true blues guys playing what they felt. That power and reality struck a chord in me."
Soon, he found himself practicing for twelve hours every day. Hitting up the local jams, he ended up sharing the stage with legends including Buddy Guy, "Honeyboy" Edwards, and "Big Jim" Johnson as well as opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Derek Trucks. By his 21st birthday, he had logged over 500 gigs. After a short stint at Berklee School of Music in Boston, he headed out to Los Angeles where he garnered numerous accolades at the world-renowned Musicians Institute, winning the 2010 Jerry Horton guitar contest, the 2011 Les Paul tribute contest, and the 2011 "Outstanding Guitarist" award. 2012 saw him release his debut EP, Live at the Viper Room, gaining the notice of both Guitar World and Guitar Player and inking a deal with Sony/MTV's Hype Music Publishing.
The last 5 years has seen Jared team up for recordings with Aerosmith engineer Warren Huart, Classic Rock Legend, Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Humble Pie, Zeppelin), Bob Marlette (Skynyrd) Tony Perry (son of Aerosmith’s Guitar Legend, Joe Perry) and Producer/Mixer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour).
On stage, it truly comes to life with his power trio rounded out by the Swedish born drummer Dennis Holm and veteran bassist Gregg Cash. Jared's presence becomes amplified with guitar in hand. Audiences have experienced that everywhere from his performances at NAMM and SXSW to European tours supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zakk Wylde, Walter Trout, UFO and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame.
In 2016 Jared was featured in a mini documentary feature series called “Uncharted” sponsored by Honda thru Uproxx.com. In just 2 weeks the clip had been streamed over 4 million times and led to 2 Festival bookings at The StoneFree Festival at London’s 02 Arena and Azkena Rock Festival in Spain. He continued to trek across the Globe in 2017 supporting a US Tour with UFO & Saxon in March-April, then headed back to Europe in the summer for Festival dates at Hellfest, France (supporting Aerosmith) Ramblin Man Festival, England and Steelhouse fest, Wales. He has also been featured in numerous Youtube videos including hosting the vintage guitar show “Fretted Americana” which have gotten 500,000 views to date.
His second full length titled “Black Magic” came out in Oct of 2017. With over 2 million streams to date. 2019 is setting up to be a banner year with a North American Tour supporting John 5. A slot on the Sweden Rock Festival in June supporting Rainbow, Styx, Danko Jones & More. His years of dedication to his instrument are culminating with the upcoming release of his own Signature Gibson/Epiphone Guitar. Fittingly a Les Paul Model, as both Jared and the legendary guitarist/luthier and inventor where both born in the same town of Waukesha, WI.
Ultimately, he lives up to that idea of Revival from his debut album's title. "I want people to get excited," he concludes. "I want them to feel like anything is possible in this music. I want them to know great rock & roll exists. If I can give someone the same inspiration I was blessed with, I've done something right."