Foam Ropes at Rockwood Music Hall - Nov. 7th 2015

Derek Nicoletto is pleased to return his rock band Foam Ropes to Rockwood Music Hall on Sat. Nov. 7th at midnight. This time, we are joined by the crazy-talented Sam Morales on b/g vocals & Josh Pillbox on bass. For this set only, Tommy,Andrew and I are going to throw in a song or two from our old band Telling on Trixie. And as usual, some Fleetwood Mac will be worked into the arrangement of one of our songs.

Derek Nicoletto featured guest on MikeyPod

Derek Nicoletto was the featured guest on the popular podcast Mikeypod on August 6th. Listen here.  

Longtime listeners will remember Derek Nicoletto from his earlier appearance back in 2012 – an interview that remains among my favorites. I was really excited to talk to Derek again, this time about his new band Foam Ropes, which puts his solid songwriting in a fresh new framework.  Derek has a real gift for writing evocative lyrics and melodies. When coupled with his unique ability to communicate his artistic process, we have a really great interview that I’m so happy to share this with you guys! Enjoy! - Michael Harren, Mikeypod

Foam Ropes releases first single, "Birches"

Foam Ropes, Derek Nicoletto's new rock band, has released the song "Birches" as they continue to record their debut album.  "Birches" is available for free download on Soundcloud and can be heard on the 

Derek admits, "This is the most mellow of the Foam Ropes songs and should not be taken to dictate our band's sound as a whole. But there's a personal timing reason that guided me to share this song now, and before the Foam Ropes album was finished.  Plus, we just needed to get some material out there.  It's hard to talk about your band in a vacuum."

Derek Nicoletto's Fleetwood Mac cover named in "Five Good Covers"

The publication Cover Me chose Derek Nicoletto's rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" as one of the "Five Good Covers" of this legendary song.

Derek Nicoletto – Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac cover)

An electropop “Go Your Own Way”? Sure, why not – and besides, with avowed fan Derek Nicoletto doing the singing, there’s nothing generic about the results. An insistent synth riff serves as the song’s impetus, while Nicoletto’s vocal uplifts its spirit.




MCS Writers Collective 24 Hour Play Marathon

Derek Nicoletto will be one of the actors in the MCS Writers Collective 24 Hour Play Series this weekend.

24 hours, 10 writers, and 20 actors. Writers and actors have 24 hours to write, rehearse, and perform original scenes. Performance is Sunday, October 26th at 7pm at MCS Theatre, 300 W. 43rd St., NYC. – Come out and support brand new original works and live theatre.

House of O at Maison = a TON of fun!

From House of O at Maison O. Amidst the awesome music downstairs after the supper club, they were kind enough to ask Kiyanu (guitars, MD), Leo (percussion) and I to do a mini- rock set on the dance floor. It was so cool. If you haven't been to House of O at Maison O yet, please go! It's definitely a ton of fun, fabulousness but no icky attitude, and it reminds me of the parties we used to have in NYC when I moved here in '98.  It was such a wonderful experience singing face-to-face for some of NYC nightlife's legends.
Here I am with Leo Freire, my awesome, cool drummer.


Derek Nicoletto to perform at House of O at Maison O, Monday, March 3

Derek Nicoletto will perform at NYC's hottest party on Monday nights, House of O at Maison O.

Monday, March 3.  Supper begins at 9. Performance by Derek Nicoletto at midnight.

Presented by Sloan Morgan: with Amanda Lepore, Paul Alexander, Frankie Sharp and the Westgay Family, Billy Beyond, AZRAEA, Santiago Felipe, The Huggums, Jayme Thaler, Stephanie Stone.  For reservations, email houseofo2014 at g mail .  

Maison O is located at 98 Kenmare.



Derek Nicoletto was selected as a finalist in Italy's new talent competition founded by the legendary hit-maker of Italy, Piero Cassano.   The Performance will take place December 28th in Bitonto, Italy.  Derek will be singing an original piece.

The performance takes place at the majestic Teatro Traetta di Bitonto. 

The performance takes place at the majestic Teatro Traetta di Bitonto.