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Nate Z, Nicolas Leo, Matt LeGrand - 8PM | $10

  • UNCIMMOION GROUND (LAKEVIEW) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Nate Z has been writing his own songs for 15 years. He has have released multiple solo records and released material fronting and writing for other bands. People consider his a highly prolific songwriter. In the last few years, he stepped away from music full time to focus on other aspects of life's trials and tribulations. After a long break, Nate recently returned to his acoustic guitar with a renewed focus and approach to songwriting. He is back and this 'Bad Boy with a Good Heart' is coming at ya! 

Nicolas Leo is a songwriter, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He performs regularly with his Chamber Pop band, Nyce! and his solo project,  as well as various projects and ensembles around New Orleans.
Nic has been immersed in music his whole life. He began studying music formally at the age of 7, when he started learning classical piano. At 10, Nic received his first electric bass, which became his primary instrument. Throughout his adolescence, he picked up a variety of other instruments including trombone, tuba, saxophone, drums, guitar, and voice. In high school, he found a deep love for the upright bass, and chose to focus his efforts on this instrument throughout his time at Loyola University, where, along with studying upright bass, he studied Composition, Jazz Studies, and Music Industry Studies. After finishing school, he began focusing on his songwriting, guitar playing, and production skills. He performance professionally around New Orleans as well as throughout the U.S. on electric bass, upright bass, vocals, and guitar. 

Nicolas has played in and written for orchestras, big bands, jazz combos, and rock bands, and he applies his knowledge and skills aquired through all these experiences to compose professionally. He often collaborates with producers, songwriters, composers, film-makers, and other singers and instrumentalists. He is always searching for new opportunities to play and work with new artists.

Notable musicians Nic has studied and/or played with include Victor Wooten, Chris Potter, Chuck Rainy, Michael League (Bassist/Leader of Snarky Puppy) Steve Baily, Larry Grenadier, Anthony Wellington, Ron Carter, Walter Smith III, Miguel Zenon, Donny Mcaslin, Brian Blade, and many more. 

Matt LeGrand spent his infant years in France and at the age of seven years old, his family relocated to Chicago. As he grew older he found himself exploring the wide variety of musical inspirations that the windy city had to offer. The exploration didn’t stop there, he found himself actively learning a wide variety of instruments, from the guitar to the drums, even dabbling with songwriting; it didn’t take much for him to completely fall in love with the craft itself. But it was his experimentation with different bands and duos in college that finally inspired him to find a sound all his own. His dalliance in the spotlight has been wildly successful, with an ever growing fan-base who call themselves The Legrand Girls, the social media maverick continues to generate anticipation surrounding his music with the release of his debut single, “Spring Break Girl.”

Matt LeGrand possesses an unforgettable charismatic energy on his debut single “Spring Break Girl.” A sleek mix of Nick Jonas style and a hint of that Justin Bieber urban feel, Matt has crafted a unique sound that’s entirely his own. The single blasts off with a booming beat, Matt’s vocals creating an unforgettable melody that flows fluidly across the slick synths. A slow groove radiates with wild energy, capturing the feel of a spring break party complete with a chorus of cheering voices that undulates under pulsing movement. Matt has discovered a sound that speaks to his generation, a mysterious mix of danger and romance that is impossible to resist. This perfect summer single will be on repeat throughout these hot nights and languid days. Be sure to check out Matt LeGrand’s debut single “Spring Break Girl” now!