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Old 03-22-2015, 01:08 PM
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Default Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

I thought it was about time I introduced this amazing emerging talent to you. I first met Nicolas through Yolanda Charles, & he's one of the most exciting players I've heard in a long time. Ultra dynamic - explosive even - Nicolas has such an expressive touch to partner with his impressive chops.

Here's a few clips to give you some idea of Nicolas' work:

Tribute to Tony Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKQCLZjWxs

Jam with Yolanda Charles & Hadrien Feraud https://youtu.be/vgvj8TIi8ww?t=4m50s

& even a thump on a Guru Tour kit (Nicolas endorses Gretsch drums) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5lTMgJn404

(main photo by me :)
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

Andy, this guy is awesome!

I felt a little better when I saw that he has already achieved a level of notoriety.

If this was just a guy you "discovered" bashing around I would have felt totally hopeless. As it is, I'm just mostly so.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

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Andy, this guy is awesome!

I felt a little better when I saw that he has already achieved a level of notoriety.

If this was just a guy you "discovered" bashing around I would have felt totally hopeless. As it is, I'm just mostly so.
Jeff, if you feel hopeless, imagine how I felt having to step up on the jam stage directly after him!!!!!

Seriously, he's a very modest & all round lovely guy, but I thought it was about time someone introduced him on this forum. He's a huge talent. One of many operating just under the global radar, but I think Nicolas has something distinctive to offer. I've met many other players of his standard in the last couple of years too. Somewhat surprising, & equally disheartening, that such talent is lurking below the surface. I guess there's even less room at the top table than there used to be.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

Great player, thanks for making us, well me anyway aware of him.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

My first exposure to him some time ago with Gergo Borlai. Quite a firestorm on this.

https://youtu.be/li2BcVxYzf8
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:35 AM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

Awwy wha u woing wo we?

Sorry, my jaw was on the floor. Thanks a lot. I had a really nice gig last night and was feeling really good till I saw this lol. It amazes me what's possible on a set of drums. This guy is really something else.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

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Great player, thanks for making us, well me anyway aware of him.
He really has a lot to offer IMHO, & I think he has a place here :)

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My first exposure to him some time ago with Gergo Borlai. Quite a firestorm on this.

https://youtu.be/li2BcVxYzf8
Yes, I saw that video too. It's impressive, but nowhere near the environment where he shines. I hugely admire the skill of Gergo too, but he's a very different player to Nicolas. Nicolas has a dynamic & touch I relate to.

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Awwy wha u woing wo we?

Sorry, my jaw was on the floor. Thanks a lot. I had a really nice gig last night and was feeling really good till I saw this lol. It amazes me what's possible on a set of drums. This guy is really something else.
I'll quote my experience of having to take the stage after him Larry. I can only suggest the crowd were extremely generous towards me.

Larry, Nicolas' work here, supporting Yolanda's bass solo, is just so tasty (as is the drum solo that follows).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b2EDV6QT30

I suggest stopping viewing from 9:25 onwards ;)

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Old 04-03-2015, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Introducing - Nicolas Viccaro.

Coincidental to this thread (I'm sure), Bernhard has now arranged a Drummerworld page for Nicolas!!!

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers...s_Viccaro.html
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