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
Out.com named Derek Nicoletto a popnography "Need to Know" artist. Read the article here and also head to the Press page to read rave reviews for Nicoletto's latest work, "Foam Ropes."
Foam Ropes released its first music video from its debut album. "Potion Me Well." Written and performed by Derek Nicoletto's band, Derek also directed the video, featuring some of his fellow classmates from his acting studio, Matthew Corozine Studios. On the studio website, Derek wrote a student blog about the Foam Ropes project, the video and how they related to his Meisner-based training at MCS.
Derek Nicoletto's band, Foam Ropes, will offer a pre-order of their self-titled debut album on March 30th on iTunes and GooglePlay. Upon pre-order, two tracks will download for you immediately, "Truth in Fables" and "Potion Me Well." Here those tracks on Soundcloud now.
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 FoamRopes.com
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."
"Hell in Gramercy" has been nominated for Best Rock Song by the 9th Out Music Awards. The Awards will be held January 19th, 2015 in New York City, hosted by Lea Delaria and Ari Gold.
"Just Panic And Get It Over With" was also nominated for Best CD Cover Artwork, honoring the artist Ian Sklarsky.
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.
The music video for 'Hell in Gramercy' is now in rotation on Las Vegas video screens at MGM Grand, Caesar's Palace, The Four Seasons and The Venetian along with 7,000 retailers in US, Canada Europe and South America. See it for yourself here.
Today, the video for "Only the Lonely", The Motels' famous hit, is released. The single releases digitally worldwide tomorrow.
My We TV obsession continues to use my music, now with 'Suddenly'. 'Suddenly' can also be heard on spots for Land Rover.
Listen here: http://youtu.be/xcBDJwZV_wc
Derek Nicoletto released the official music video for "Hell in Gramercy" today. Directed by Josh Stoddard and Max Lewin, shot on location at Gibson Showroom, NYC.
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 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.
Derek Nicoletto and chef Daniele Caldarulo invte you for an evening of music-inspired food and a live performance by Derek Nicoletto at the Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi in Bari, Italy on November, 17, 2013.