WW: Hello Nick Thomas, I'm Jimmy of Wild Writings.
WW: Where did you grow up?
NT: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
WW: Did music always influence you?
NT: Yeah, it was pretty much just a part of my life for as long
as I can remember. It was definitely an addiction....
WW: Where do you get the inspiration to write
your own lyrics?
NT: Mostly just things that have actually happened to me, or I
refer to the trusty "book" full of lyrics, etc...
WW: Did you always know you wanted to be a singer?
NT: Yeah, again, I think it's pretty much just in my blood to need music in my life.
WW: How did you meet Brad Fischetti and eventually end up joining his label?
NT: It was mostly just a chance hook-up. Some of his people up in NY heard my stuff online (mp3.com) and my dad had mentioned to me this new label being started up (my dad helps Spill Canvas out a whole ton!) and the next thing I know, I'm on a plane to Florida to meet up with Brad, and the rest is history.
WW: For those of us who don't know your music, what can we relate it to?
NT: I feel it's a fairly broad kind of music to keep in one genre. But if you had to, I'd say it's acoustic based rock. There's a whole other bunch of things you could call it, but that's what I find sums it up good. As far as comparison's (again, I have a hard time doing that) but I've heard everything from Dashboard Confessional to John Mayer to whoever else you can think of.....
WW: Do you have any CD's out, where can we get them?
NT: I will be releasing a debut full-length on 111 records around early/mid October, and all the details on that currently being discussed, but I'm pretty sure it'll be everywhere as well as the 111 online store.
WW: If you had the chance to work with any other artist, who would you like to work with?
NT: Chris Conley (lead singer of Saves the Day). He's my idol of all idol's. I think he's a genius....enough said.
WW: What music are you currently listening to?
NT: Funny you should ask....there's the "never comes out of the player" Saves the Day disc, and the new Mars Volta is amazing. Ummmmm, the new Damien Rice album is absolutely priceless, and the new Killswitch Engage feeds my hardcore side.
WW: What do you have in store for the future at 111 Records?
NT: Well, this new debut album coming out in October! and hopefully an EP in the future, and another album maybe, and a whole ton of shows, and tons of good times!
WW: Thanks! Wild Writings wishes you the best in your future music career.
NT: No, thank you.