Nick Trill has been playing blues professionally since 1977. Born in England, Nick moved to the New York City area when he was three. As a teenager he listened to bands like Canned Heat and Paul Butterfield. He started jamming with his B. B. King loving guitar playing friends just after high school. Nick couldn’t play guitar but he could sing; which is just as well as this way he got to pick the song and lead the band.
In 1978 he started his own band: The Crawling Kingsnake Blues Band. They played locally for several years and in NYC at Folk City ( Bob Dylan’s first NYC gig). After a couple of years Nick moved to NYC and changed the name of the band to Teenage Beat, after the Little Walter song. They played regularly at the legendary Dan Lynch in the early 1980’s along many luminaries such as Stever Guyger, Bill Dicey, Robert Ross and the Holmes Brothers to name a few. They also had some great players sit in with the band like Hubert Sumlin and James Cotton.
Nick moved to South Florida in 1995 and started a new band called The Thrillseekers and played many gigs all throughout Florida.
Nick has three cds under his own name:
Juggling the Blues with Junior Watson, Jim Pugh and Jimi Bott.
Laid Off with Robert Rand and Mark Hummel
The new release, “True Love” is recorded with his gigging band which includes the great Mark Korpi on guitar. The CD was recorded at Studio 42 in Fort Lauderdale and mixed at Drowning Fish Studio is Philadelphia. The music speaks for itself; hard driving, swinging Chicago blues. It’s available at:
Here’s what people have said about Nick Trill:
“Nick Trill is a personal friend for more than 30 years. Nick has been singing blues and blowing harp for almost as long as I have. On this newest cd, Trill assembled an A list team of known and famed blues players and constructed his strongest effort yet. Give it a spin-better yet, repeated spins!”
“Nick Trill is the guy you want at your next party. Juggling the Blues is an uptempo kick in the pants.”
“Dynamic frontman Trill is a mean harp player, fine singer and all-around entertainer”
Nick Trill and the Thrillseekers can be reached at:
954 234 0775