Nick Santino (musician)

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Nick Santino
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Santino performing with A Rocket to the Moon in 2010
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Bernard Santino
Born (1988-07-28) July 28, 1988 (age 30)
Braintree, Massachusetts, US
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, indie rock, pop punk, country
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active2006–present
Associated actsA Rocket to the Moon, Beach Weather, The Maine, The Bad Year, The Midway Class

Nicholas Bernard Santino (born July 28, 1988) is an American musician, singer-songwriter. He is best known as the former frontman of pop rock band A Rocket to the Moon. After the band broke up in 2013, he went on to pursue a solo career. He has released 4 solo EPs and a full-length album, Big Skies, which was released on May 27, 2014.[1] In 2015, he formed the pop rock band Beach Weather which released two EPs: What a Drag and Chit Chat.

Early life[edit]

Nick Santino was born on July 28, 1988 in the family of Bernie and Donna Santino in Braintree, Massachusetts.

While in high school Santino was in two bands called The Bad Year and The Midway Class as the lead singer.[2]

Music career[edit]

A Rocket to the Moon (2006-2013)[edit]

Santino started A Rocket to the Moon in the summer of 2006 as a musical experiment. In early 2008 he assembled a band of musicians with the help of The Maine. Same year the band gained notoriety and was signed to Fueled By Ramen. A Rocket to the Moon released a number of EPs and two full-length albums, On Your Side (2009) and Wild & Free (2013), before breaking up in 2013.

Solo career (2013-2015)[edit]

After ARTTM broke up, Nick Santino went on to pursue an alternative rock/country solo career under the name "Nick Santino and The Northern Wind". The first 4-track EP he released under this name was Going Home, released through iTunes on July 30, 2013.[3] The second EP, The Ones You Meet Along the Way: A Collection of Stories from the Road, was released on October 22, 2013.[4] On November 2, 2013 Santino put out a new song "Wildfire on the Run" on YouTube.[5] All the songs were written and instruments recorded by Santino.[6] On December 20, 2013, Santino and Caitlin Harnett released their version of Christmas song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".[7] Santino toured "Up Close & Personal" tour with This Century in Fall 2013.[8]

In 2014 Santino decided to go under his own name. On May 23, 2014, a live EP of Nick Santino and The Maine Live in Sao Paulo was released as a free download.[9]

On May 27, 2014, a debut solo full-length album titled Big Skies was released. The album peaked at #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.[10]

Santino played 8123 tour with the Maine in Brazil and will play on Vans Warped Tour 2014.[11] In October he played the UK leg of 8123 tour with The Maine. On December 19, 2014 Santino released his EP, Savannah.[12]

Beach Weather (2015-2017)[edit]

In August 2015, Nick Santino formed band called Beach Weather along with two others after being invited by the Maine to open for their Free For All 2015 Tour. Within two weeks, Beach Weather formed. They released their EP, What a Drag in August 28, 2015. They performed for their first time live together on the opening show of the Free For All Tour with The Maine on August 30, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada. Their sophomore EP, Chit Chat was released the following year.

The band toured with Sleeping with Sirens through Europe and the UK in 2016.

On July 15, 2017, the band announced on their website that they will be taking a hiatus indefinitely.


A Rocket to the Moon[edit]

Solo musician[edit]

  • Going Home EP (2013) (as Nick Santino & The Northern Wind)
  • The Ones You Meet Along the Way: A Collection of Stories from the Road EP (2013) (as Nick Santino & The Northern Wind)
  • Live in Sao Paulo EP (2014) (with The Maine)
  • Big Skies (2014)
  • Savannah EP (2014)

Beach Weather[edit]

  • What A Drag EP (2015)
  • Chit Chat EP (2016)