Nick Buzz

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Nick Buzz
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, classical
Years active 1995 (1995)–present
Labels DROG, Six Shooter
Associated acts Art of Time Ensemble
Members Jon Goldsmith
Hugh Marsh
Rob Piltch
Martin Tielli

Nick Buzz is a Canadian band composed of Jon Goldsmith, Hugh Marsh, Rob Piltch, and Martin Tielli. The name is a play on Tielli's chain-smoking habit ('nicotine buzz'). Nick Buzz released a full-length album, Circo, in 1996 through Dark Light Music.[1][2] It was rereleased in 2002 by Six Shooter Records, with the music magazine Chart calling it a "virtually unheard-of 1996 classic".[3] In 2003, they got back together to perform four songs by Arnold Schoenberg, originally for Andrew Burashko's Art of Time series in Toronto. The group released a recording of these songs for Tielli's Tielli 2003 subscription series on Six Shooter.

The members previously collaborated on a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" for the 1992 Mitchell tribute album Back to the Garden, although they were credited by their individual names rather than as Nick Buzz.


  • Circo (1996)
  • Arnold Schoenberg and the Berlin Cabaret (2003)
  • A Quiet Evening at Home (2013)


  1. ^ Library and Archives Canada. "AMICUS No. 28215361". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Sean Carruthers. "Circo Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (CHARTattack) (23 April 2002). "CD REVIEWS: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Tea Party, Wilco and many more". Chart (magazine). Retrieved 20 January 2011. 

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