Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Nicholas Roberts. I was born in the UK, but moved to the US at a very young age. I’ve spent most of my life in Florida and lived for a few years in Nashville after college. 

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

I’ve been releasing music for about 6 years, but only started releasing music as a solo artist for about 2. I grew up playing heavy metal guitar with a friend of mine and in college, transitioned to playing more folky/indie stuff. I’ve been building on those sounds with my recent releases. I’m currently releasing a new song every month. 

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

This was one of those songs that just kind of happened. Sometimes songs take a while to assemble, refine, edit, etc. Still Believe was a little different in that 95% of it came together in just 4 or 5 hours in a single writing session. I added a few tiny things here and there while we were mixing the track, but it just poured out of me one afternoon in response to how I was feeling. 

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

Oh boy. I think patience and dedication are the most important things you can have. I’ve had my share of highs and lows with different bands, opportunities, and projects, but I think as a musician it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. So even on the worst days, I still get to wake up and produce music as a career and that’s pretty incredible. 

I moved to Nashville with a band that didn’t work out, but I think in the face of low points like that, being able to pull yourself out of it and keep making music is the only way to grow and move forward. 

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

I’m a solo artist and produce all my music at home in my bedroom studio. I work with an engineer/friend of mine (Christian Sierra at Wholehearted) to help me record better vocals than I’m able to get at home and to mix songs when they’re finished,  but the core of each song is recorded at my house. 

The video was something I put together as well. It’s a mixture of footage and images collected from friends that I mashed up into a lyric video. I didn’t quite know what it would look like when it came together, but I played around for a little while until I found something that fit the vibe of the song. 

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

I’ve been playing guitar for most of my life, but I started releasing music about 6 years ago when I was in college. After that, I joined a band and moved to Nashville. In that band, we put out 2 EPs and parted ways in late 2014. Since then, I’ve been recording and releasing music as a solo artist.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

I think it’s different every time I sit down to write. Sometimes something hits me and I want to try and get it out into musical form and other times inspiration strikes when I’m just playing piano or guitar. 

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

I’ve never had a “hit,” but I think you’ve got to write things that make you feel something inside—something that moves you. 

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

I’m sincerely appreciative of everyone who has listened to my music so far. It’s a lot of work to finish new tracks and get them out into the world, but when I get a positive response from my fans, it makes it all worthwhile. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s an incredible feeling to have something you create make an impact on someone else. 

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Just keep working. Making a career in the music business is difficult, but I definitely think it’s possible if you just keep writing and releasing. The business has changed a lot in the last few years, but I think the opportunities for independent artists are bigger than ever before. I think you have to work on your craft like your job and just keep getting better.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

With various bands, I’ve been fortunate enough to have my music placed on a number of TV shows (MTV, CNN, ABC Family, FOX). I’m gearing up for my first solo tour in a few weeks and am going to be releasing a tour-exclusive EP with all of my songs from the year on there. I released a full length album called The Rest of Our Lives last year and have put out about 8 or 9 songs since then as singles. 

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

Always different! I try to see where the song or idea is leading me and follow the rabbit hole to see if it’s worthwhile pursuing into finishing a full song. 

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

This changes all the time, but right now I’m really liking Gregory Alan Isakov, Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, Grouplove, and Fleetwood Mac. 

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

I’ve only had a few guest singers on some of my tracks, but no full-on collaborations. I’m open to the possibility of working with anyone in the future!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

http://nicholasrobertsmusic.com

http://facebook.com/nicholasrobertsmusic.com

http://instagram.com/nicholasrobertsmusic.com

http://twitter.com/thenickroberts

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

All of my streaming links are available here:

https://fanlink.to/nicholasroberts_stillbelieve

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

I’m not sure I can remember either! I think today is pretty great, though. 

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

I’d take care of some adult-stuff like bills, house expenses, etc. and probably buy a Gibson ES335. I’m pretty boring with money, so I’d probably try and invest some of it as well to be able to keep making music!


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