His grungy, electrified hair -- a symbol of freedom to do whatever he wants -- a childhood rebellion translated into adulthood.
The Afro Nick was born in Crete surrounded by tradition, mythology, family, and the all-consuming Greek pride that seems to be inherent in every Greek-born native. Yet, for this native, his gods were the vinyl records from Hendrix, Zeppelin, Marley and Santana. His earliest musical influences were the Gypsies playing for coins on the Venetian streets of Chania.
Whether possessed by Gypsy magic or classic rock fervor, he picked up the guitar as a preteen, and later on he moved to New York City to pursue music.
“There is something amazing about New York filled with culture, different religions and music, frustration, anger but most of all, LOVE” The Afro Nick said. “It’s all mixed in a cauldron on the precipice of boiling.”
Rather than submit to a label, Nick describes his music as a mashup of all his past influences and culture leading to his distinctive sound. His true audience are the disenfranchised and marginalized, those who “don’t really fit within the normal flow of society, those who seek music as an outlet.”
The Afro Nick sees much of himself in the audience he attempts to reach.