JARED JAMES NICHOLS has quickly built up a great reputation as an amazing blues rock player and a stage beast, having played with the likes of ZZ TOP, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ZAAK WYLDE, GLENN HUGHES, WALTER TROUT among others within such a short period of time, and has kept on delivering crushing propulsive blues tones with soulfully insane solos.
JARED JAMES NICHOLS has now entered the studio to start recording the band’s second album to be issued later this year on Listenable records, and will immediately jump on a tour bus to open for the legendary SAXON and UFO on their North American tour.
Jared comments: “When I received the call to tour with UFO & SAXON, founding groups of hard rock and heavy metal, I was blown away. They have had so much influence on me as a kid growing up listening to rock music, and as a guitar player. It’s absolutely unreal to me. No doubt this tour will leave a massive impact!!”
The guitar/vocalist is absolutely thrilled when arousing great touring memories: “The first images that come to mind are excitement, childhood dreams coming true, and determination. It all almost doesn’t seem real. I jammed with Lynyrd Skynyrd and became great friends with ZAKK & Doug Aldrich, all of whom are heroes! It makes me very excited to see what the next album touring holds in store. I know whatever it is, it will be amazing!”
Continuing with describing how it impacted on him and the band : “I feel like I evolved into the player I have always wanted to be. Just by touring and being around these GIANTS of music, it has rubbed off on me. I had more confidence in my playing, music, and mission now more than ever !
If there is anything I’ve changed it is having doubts or nervousness. I’ve learned the best thing is to just go up on stage and let it all out. It’s kinda like letting go of a filter, and just getting even more raw and intense. It’s evident in the new songs, the growth in the past year has felt insane!”
Some of the new album tracks include titles like ‘Last Chance’, ‘Don’t Be Scared, ‘The Gun’.
More details on JARED JAMED NICHOLS ‘ brand new album coming shortly.
US TOUR WITH U.F.O AND SAXON
09 March – Houston TX Scout bar
10 Mars Dallas TX Gas Monkey Live
11 March San Antonio TX Alamo City Music Hall
15 March San Francisco CA The Independent
16 March Los Angeles CA Belasco Theater
18 March Anaheim CA City National Grove of Anaheim
19 March Las Vegas NV House of Blues
21 March Denver CO Summit Music Hall
23 March Milwaukee WI Potawatomi Hotel & Casino/northern Lights Theater/event Center
28 March Cleveland OH House of Blues
29 March New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Main Room,
30 March New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Main Room
01 April Jim Thorpe PA Penn’s Peak
02 April Alliston MA Brighton Music Hall
SUMMER FEST 2017
16 June – Clisson HELLFEST France
28 July – Maidstone Mote Park UK
29 July – Hafod-y-Dafa Farm Ebbw Vale UK