Nick Perri

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Nick Perri
Nick Perri 2014.jpg
Perri in 2014
Background information
Born (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 35)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Guitarist
  • Singer-songwriter
  • producer
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Bass
Years active2001–present
Associated acts

Nicholas Perri (born May 15, 1984) is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter, and producer. He is a founding member of Silvertide, Mount Holly, SINAI, and most recently, The Underground Thieves. Nick has also played for Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, sister Christina Perri, Jimmy Gnecco, Dorothy, and others. In 2009, Perri launched a custom guitar brand called "Perri Ink."[1][2][3] On October 3, 2011, he opened the doors to the Perri Ink. Cartel, his first retail store.[4][5] The store was closed on November 1, 2013, so Nick could continue to focus on music.[6][7] Nick is currently writing, recording, and touring with his band The Underground Thieves.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Nick is a platinum selling songwriter, and in 2016, produced a Transformers compilation album for Hasbro and Sony. In addition, Nick has placed music in movies, TV shows, and commercials; including advertisements for the NHL, the WB Network, Theraflu, Squarespace, and others. He also appeared and performed in the M. Night Shyamalan film Lady in the Water, and provided two songs to the film's soundtrack.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Perri is the son, and older child of Mary and Dante Perri. He grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb with his parents and younger sister, singer-songwriter Christina Perri.[17] He attended Father Judge High School and Bensalem High School and was involved in the theater department. In his junior year, he had the starring role in The King and I. He married Misi Bauman in 2011, and their daughter, Tesla, was born in 2014.[18]

Career[edit]

In 2001, Perri co-founded the Philadelphia-based blues-rock group, Silvertide. They released their first EP American Excess in 2002. Their first full album, Show and Tell, was released in 2004. After completion of their debut album in 2003, Silvertide hit the road and toured straight until 2006, with bands such as Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, and Mötley Crüe.[19]

Following the disbanding of Silvertide, Perri moved back to Los Angeles in 2007 and picked up a role as lead guitarist for Perry Farrell. After touring and playing with Farrell and Satellite Party for a year he left the group and took another lead guitarist role with the modern rock band Shinedown.[20] He stayed with them from 2008 through 2009 touring in support of The Sound of Madness.[21]

In 2009, Perri began a stint with drummer Matt Sorum. Perri and Sorum played throughout the year in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with a group called The Darling Stilettos.

In 2010 Perri moved back to Philadelphia, and with former Silvertide frontman Walt Lafty started a new rock band called Sinai. They spent over a year writing and recording music, and in February 2012, announced a full-length album was finally on the way.[22] The record, entitled "A Pinch of Chaos", was released on April 1, 2012.

After taking some time off to grow his custom guitar business Perri returned to the stage in 2014 with The Nick Perri Group for a string of East and West coast shows with friend Jimmy Gnecco.[23][24][25] On March 3, 2015 it was announced that the Nick Perri Group had changed its name to Mount Holly.[26][27]

After two and a half years together, Mount Holly singer Jameson Burt announced he was leaving the band via social media on November 2, 2017. The remaining members followed up saying in Jameson's absence, they would be bringing the band to a close. Mount Holly's full-length album "Stride By Stride" was released Nov 3rd 2017 and entered the TOP 40 on the iTunes Alternative Music charts, peaking at #32.[28][29][30]

On January 4, 2018, Nick unveiled his new group The Underground Thieves, who released their first single "Graveyard Moon" on January 26.[31][32][33] The 6-piece group consists of Perri on vocals and guitar, singers/songwriters Anthony and Michael Montesano, bassist Brian Weaver, keyboardist/songwriter Justin DiFebbo, and drummer Zil Fessler, all of whom originate from Philadelphia.[34]

The Underground Thieves’ last two singles were both named ‘song of the week’ in the UK at LouderSound.com[35][36]

Starting in the summer of 2018 (through winter 2019) Perri was touring with female rock artist Dorothy, filling in for guitarist Owen Barry.[37][38][39]

Perri has also become one of the new faces of Gibson Guitars, having recently debuted their 60th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul.[40]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Silvertide - American Excess (EP) (2003)
  • Silvertide - Show and Tell (2004)
  • ’’Lady In The Water - Soundtrack’’ (2006)
  • ’’Christina Perri - The Ocean Way Sessions’’ (2010)
  • ’’Christina Perri - Lovestrong’’ (2011)
  • SINAI - A Pinch of Chaos (2012)
  • Nick Perri - Sink or Swim (2012)
  • ’’Christina Perri - A Very Merry Perri Christmas (EP)’’ (2012)
  • ’’Transformers - Roll Out (2016)
  • ’’Mount Holly - Stride By Stride’’ (2017)
  • ”The Underground Thieves + Friends - The Capistrano EP” (2018) 

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Mainstream Rock
2004 "Ain't Comin' Home" 6 Show and Tell
"California Rain"
2005 "Blue Jeans" 12
"Devil's Daughter" 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guitarist Nick Perri Unveils Line of Perri Ink. Brand Guitars". PremierGuitar. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Guitarist Nick Perri Launches Guitar Brand". Vintage Guitar. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Ex-Shinedown Guitarist Nick Perri Crafts Handmade Guitars". NoiseCreep. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Watch the "Making of" Perri Ink. Video". Artist Direct. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Guitarist Nick Perri to Open Guitar/Tattoo/Piercing/Barber Shop". REVOLVER. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Perri Ink Cartel Closed". Yelp. 2013. Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Perri Ink Custom Guitars". Perri Ink Custom Guitars. 2015. Retrieved 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "The Underground Thieves Share New Song, "Whole Lotta Money"". Guitar World. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  9. ^ "The Underground Thieves Invite You To Feel Good, Too". Music Life Magazine. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Concert Review: The Underground Thieves". Patch Chord News. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Silvertide's Nick Perri Returns". Blabbermouth. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Silvertide's Nick Perri Returns With 8-Piece Band". Loudwirer. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  13. ^ "The Underground Thieves Release Vibrant Cosmic Video". Music Junkie Press. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  14. ^ "The Underground Thieves Release New Video For Whole Lotta Money". The Rock Pit. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Inspired By Transformers=2016". Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Transformers Album=2016". Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Nick Perri's Path to Passion & His Prescription for Budding Musicians". 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  18. ^ "Interview with Nick Perri: Christina Perri's l'amante – Her other half and the gift from beyond love". April 26, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  19. ^ "Nick Perri Announces Plans To Form New Rock Band". PRLOG. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  20. ^ "Shinedown's Nick Perri". Guitar Player Magazine. 2008. Retrieved Nov 30, 2008.
  21. ^ Dalrymple, Jim (11 March 2009). "Nick Perri On Guitars as Investments and Quitting Shinedown". Gibson Guitars. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  22. ^ "SINAI press release". www.SINAIBAND.com. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  23. ^ "Join the Nick Perri Group". AXS. 2014. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  24. ^ "Show Review". Spinning Platters. 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  25. ^ "Ours & Nick Perri Group light up NYC". Music-Survival-Guide. 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  26. ^ "Nick Perri Group Becomes Mount Holly". Screamer Magazine. 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  27. ^ "Silvertide Guitarist Releases New Project Mount Holly". Brave Words. 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  28. ^ "Jameson Burt statement=2017". Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  29. ^ "Mount Holly band statement=2017". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  30. ^ "iTunes Alternative Rock Charts=2017". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Nick Perri Announcement=2018". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Graveyard Moon Tomorrow=2018". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  33. ^ "The Underground Thieves Graveyard Moon Release=2018". Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  34. ^ "The Underground Thieves Release "Whole Lotta Money" Single". Brave Words. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  35. ^ "Tracks Of The Week". Classic Rock. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  36. ^ "Tracks Of The Week". Classic Rock. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  37. ^ "REVIEW: Dorothy's Phoenix Show". Burning Hot Events. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  38. ^ "Dorothy - The Freedom Tour!". Will To Rock. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  39. ^ "Dorothy's 'Freedom Tour' finds a fantastic finish at the Regent". buzzbands.la. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  40. ^ "Nick Perri Demos The 60th Anniversary Les Paul Standard 1959 Custom". Gibson Guitar YouTube. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.

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