Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who tours internationally with bands such as the JUNO Award-winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, and Adonis Puentes. He has been a special guest with such bands as The Temptations, and Nikki Yanofsky. Drawing from his experience from playing shows of many different genres, Nick incorporates R&B, funk and jazz into his own compositions. His high-energy show has been a big hit at theatres and festivals such as the Islands Folk Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival and Island Music Festival. Hometown shows are consistently sold out and his shows at festivals always attract a dancing crowd.
The Nick La Riviere Band blows the room away with its powerful horns, talented soloists and energetic tunes. The band performs originals as well as unique versions of songs by everyone from Professor Longhair to Sly and the Family Stone. The seven-piece band features three horns, three singers, a piano/synthesizer, a guitar, bass, drums, and some unusual instruments including conch shells and wine glasses. Their memorable performances are full of variety and fun.