Nancy & The Nightcrawlers - Blues Band | Los Angeles, California(no reviews)
Based In: Los Angeles, California
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Nancy & the Nightcrawlers are the premier rockin' blues band - the band to see for live blues in Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas.
Nancy fronts the band belting out major blues barnburners like Dr. Feelgood, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Got My Mojo Working, Sunday Kind of Love, Since I Fell for You, Spoonful, When I Make Love, Better Off With The Blues, Rain on My Window and a lot more!
Plus the band ROCKS Mustang Sally, I Feel Good, Caldonia, and will keep you rockin' all night long. If you love the blues and love to dance, you'll love Nancy and the Nightcrawlers.
Nancy & ... The Nightcrawlers showcase songs by all the greats including classics by BB King, Wlllie Dixon, Bonnie Raitt, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Wison Pickett, Louis Jordan, James Brown, Delbert McClinton, Freddie King and a lot more...
Playing rock and classic blues, Nancy & The Nightcrawlers is one of the most energetic and crowd pleasing acts in Southern California today.
Based in Los Angeles, Nancy & The Nightcrawlers are masters of the genre. Fronted by the powerful and dynamic vocalist Nancy Nisi, along with Armando "Big Daddy" Fernandez on guitar, a true talent with a distinctive style, plus a brilliantly showcased rhythm section; Nancy & The Nightcrawlers has been recognized as one of Southern California's finest Blues and Rock bands.
Nancy Nisi, Vocals
I was born in the Midwest and my Mother Jean was my greatest influence. She was a celebrated vocalist in her hometown and encouraged her children to develop our musical talents growing up. I always had a passion for singing and performed in musicals, choral groups and cover bands starting when I was just 5 years old.
My passion for blues started when I bought a Billie Holiday album in High school and performed "Good Morning Heartache" for the senior talent show.... the applause and standing ovation I received got me hooked! I was then was always searching for vocalis ... ts and blues albums that moved me, so I could listen and sing along in cars, showers, walking down the street.... Some my favorite Blues teachers are Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, BB King, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker...just to name a few. I continued to perform in variety bands, and always covered my favorite blues artists, putting my signature on the songs of these great men and women of the Blues.
Currently, I am the lead singer and manager of "Nancy and the Nightcrawlers", I love singing with "My Boys!" They are the most talented and dedicated, not to mention the COOLEST musicians I have ever performed with in my life. I am most proud of the power and passion of my performances, I try to feel my audience and we all end up feeling good! I love Rockin' the Blues!
Armando "Big Daddy" Fernandez, Guitar, Vocals
I was born here in Los Angeles in the community of Echo Park and raised in Los Angeles west of Downtown.
As a child, about 8 years old, I first learned to play the piano. My father had an acoustic guitar in our home closet not being used. When I was 10 years old there were after school guitar lessons being offered. I asked my dad for the guitar and I never looked back. When I first discovered the Beatles about the same time when I started the guitar lessons I already had aspirations to perform in a band.
As I was growing up I was always attracted to the Blues before I knew what the blues was. I kind of discovered the Blues when I was 18 years and from that point on I immersed myself for the next 3 decades to learn, to feel, and breath the Blues. There are so many influences to mention, but I would say I've been influenced by all, and not just Blues music, but I love to listen and play different types of music to add variety to my soul. I use all parts of my life to influence my love of music.
What moves me most about playing music is first trying to create something in sound from my imagination. Second, to share this sound with an audience and hope it will move them. I like to always give 110% of myself at all times when I perform in front of either one person or a full room of people at any venue. If you're not giving your all, no matter how your feeling, you should not be playing any music. I love performing in our band because I feel free like I'm flying or soaring within the sounds, the music, turning every which way through the air and landing to the cheering and applause of the audience.
Michael Sunday, Bass
As a child, my first influences were all styles of music, because my mother listened to everything: Country, Blues, R&B, even Classical. I started taking bass lessons and fell in love with it and haven't stopped since.
I toured with Peter Tork of "The Monkees" for ten years 1997-2006. And, my first blues band was "Blues Underground," a local band that played all over Southern California. Some of the bands I have played with are "Savor," a Santana tribute band, "Mike Malone and the Soul Collectors" a blues band, "Slavin' David and Loose Gravel," and the Johnny Hawthorn Trio.
My favorite bassist is Nathan East because of his "Melodic-ism", and some of my other influences are James Jamison, of "Motown Fame", Pino Pallidino and Paul Jackson's funk...
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