Charlie Nice is
Rousing. Rollicking. Charlie Nice are producing the sort of spirited rock songs that make you silently thank your best friend for turning you onto rock music back when you were 9 or 10. It rekindles the attraction you'd initially felt towards the genre all those years ago. To that time when you'd hear a song on the radio or on a ridiculously recycled cassette tape, and even through all the static, the words would lift you and the chorus would stick with you and the tune would become a faithful friend.
Charlie Nice are Connecticut natives who've been garnering acclaim and fans by the truck-load these past couple of years. It's not hard to see why. Since its inception the band has stayed true to its influences. Their foundation, deeply rooted in blues and infused with a heavy modern rock sound, resonates to create a style all their own.
Anthony Truglio, the bands guitarist, has played with many guitar greats, most recently with Page Hamilton of Helmet on the new Gandhi project. Anthony grew up playing classic rock and building his chops before starting a band called Liege Lord. He recorded three albums for Metal Blade Records and toured extensively throughout the country.
In 1998, Anthony met up with Trond Fletcher. Trond was playing in a ska band called The New York Citizens. Together they took their experience on the road and began to blaze trails with their own venues. Soon they met blues singer Tim Lyons at a New York club. Tim's strong, down and dirty, raw vocals ripped through the music and caught their attention.
The three began work to pursue their own musical visions. After a tireless search they found journeyman drummer John Giamara. John had been touring and recording in London and Germany with The Bill Perry group and Urban Strand. More recently, John has worked with local artist Elza whose songs have been featured on Dawson's Creek as well as performances with Bob Weir. John's solid time keeping has polished the rythm section and ignited the sound that has become CHARLIE NICE.
Charlie Nice is presently touring to support the debut of their 2003 album recorded at The Carriage House in Stamford, Connecticut. The band has been invited to play at the Nemo Music Showcase and Conference in Boston, Massachusetts and also the CMJ music conference and showcase in New York City. They continue collaborating in order to bring audiences a level of music that is sure to please.