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. 

Just Panic And Get It Over With, Connecticut


On Friday, November 1st, Derek Nicoletto’s second installation of his traveling art project, "Just Panic And Get It Over With,” arrives for a month-long exhibition in Putnam, Connecticut, presented by The Empty Spaces Project, located at 114 Main St., Putnam.

Opening reception begins at 5 p.m, followed by a live performance at 7 p.m. at The Stomping Ground, located next door to the Empty Spaces Project.  Read more about it here.