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About Nick Driver

Nick Driver is a singer-songwriter based in North Carolina. Driver won a John Lennon Songwriting Award in 2011 with his song "Spare Me Some Change". Nick landed on commercial radio and Sirius XM Radio with his original song "Let's Stay Together" and was featured in New York at Sirius XM headquarters live on the Coffeehouse Station XM. He has landed over 25+ placements on television and films featuring his music. Driver has played Floydfest, Warped Tour as well as amphitheater dates supporting major acts.

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PRESS + PLACEMENTS

TV/FILM PLACEMENTS:

​MTV's ​The Real World St Thomas Episode: Paradise Found (28:15) Song used: FRAGILE HEARTS

MTV's The Real World St Thomas Episode: Roommates Become Bed Mates (33:12) Song Used: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE​

E! TV ​​ Kim & Kourt Take Miami Episode: Dragon Me Down Song Used: COLLECT THE RAIN

OXYGEN NETWORK Bad Girls Club Episode: Gone With The Weave Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

OXYGEN NETWORK Bad Girls Club Episode: Anger Mismanagement Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

MTV's The Real World Portland: Episode 2807: Song Used: MY GAME IS TIGHTER THAN AN EMO KID'S JEANS

MTV's The Real World Portland: Episode 2808: Song Used: OUT ALIVE 



Single Songs Sold to Date Digital/Physical copies (as of 7/5/2020): 107,000+ units

 

Commercial Radio Play:

Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse Station-Song Used: LETS STAY TOGETHER ACOUSTIC

Professional Sports Team:

Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: YOU MAKE ME HAPPY

Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: YOU SHOULD LEARN TO LOVE SOMEONE

Carolina Hurricanes Games-Song Used: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE

 

Awards:

John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist in Folk Genre-Song Used: SPARE ME SOME CHANGE

Nominated for Humanitarian Songwriter of the year by Las Vegas Music Awards: Song Used-UNIVERSAL LOVE feat. JONAH MATRANGA

Won Best Rock Band in the Triangle by The Independent Weekly in 2012 (Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham)

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National Companies Hired by for Annual Events

Coca Cola

Apple (flown to Monterey to play Apple Annual Party in California)

National Artists Opened For/Festivals Played:

Donovan Frankenreiter

Huey Lewis and the News

Citizen Cope

Hot Tuna

Blake Shelton

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

North Mississippi All-Stars

The Lumineers

Old Crowe Medicine Show

John Butler Trio

Brandi Carlile

Jonas Brothers

Demi Lovato

Flavor Flav

The Bangels

Less Than Jake

Creed

Skillet

Sugarland

Bo Bice

Warped Tour

American Music Festival

Celebrate Fairfax

Floydfest 2013

QUOTES:
"This album is positive from start to finish. The music is upbeat and cheerful while also thought-provoking. There is so much to it that you don’t hear in today’s mainstream. The substance most pop artists today seem to lack can be found here. It is hard to find the kind of raw talent that Driver possesses. He keeps it simple. No effects, just a clean sounding voice. It is refreshing and rare."-Sue Hardee, Raleigh Music

"A better comparison might be Eric Hutchinson, Matt Nathanson or any of the other solid songwriter –sons, though Driver’s songwriting displays a more refined sensibility than either."
— Ryan Synder, Yes! Weekly Magazine

"Highlight tracks include, “Logged In”, “Young & Beautiful”, “Without Love Poster”, “Worshipped by the Energy”, “Gardens”, and “Sidelines.” As you can see my list of favorites is over half of the album’s tracks, need I say anything more? Purchase- ‘Warm Is Your Color!’"
— C W Ross, CWROSS

"Driver’s voice reminds me of Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine, and is guaranteed to make you melt.— Sue Hardee, Raleighmusic.com

"Warm Is Your Color effectively puts the emphasis on his strengths as a lively vocalist with a knack for simple, yet engaging guitar melodies. "
— Ryan Synder, Yes! Weekly

"I love promoting good people who make great music and every once in a while I come across a CD that is so good that I have to share it with folks. Such is the case with Nick Driver's CD entitled "A Kinda Love This World Could Never Burn". Nick's CD is full of positive lyrics and good beats, this one is worth taking a listen - great vocals and harmonies. It will brighten any day. You'll be singing to this one in your car." -Diogenes, 919 Music Pick

"Since going solo with his original acoustic music, this young artist has attracted quite a bit of attention, including being selected as a finalist for the 2011 John Lennon International Songwriting Contest for his song Spare Me Some Change" -A Neck Of The Woods

"Now lauded for his Americana, singer/songwriter feel, Driver’s recorded two records (2010's Warm is Your Color and 2011's A Kind of Love This World Could Never Burn) and toured the country sharing his music. This NC native is steady mastering the hustle." -Carrboro Citizen



"Nick Driver delivers some great singer/songwriter stuff with its rap-sing, scat singing, along with some bluesy licks and that rap-sing attitude with a bit of neo-swing." -Music Spectrum



"Driver offers the kind of amiable pop that Matt Nathanson would be proud to call his own, as with the endearing "Collect the Rain." " -Indy Week