EPISODE 12 – Nick Bell

Named Chicago’s hottest up and coming guitar player, period by Rock Chicago Magazine in 2013, Nick Bell is a prominent, up and coming Chicagoland Blues and Rock guitarist. influenced by the likes of Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, and others of the like; Nick plays with a distinct, fused, blues-rock style.

At 26 years old, Nick Bell has shared the bill and stage with the likes and members of: Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepperd, Bret Michaels, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Edgar winter, Supertramp, Grand Funk Railroad, Thin Lizzy/BSR, Dokken, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Three Dog Night, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Pat Travers, Larry McCray, Loverboy, Here Come The Mummies, Tower of Power, Gary Hoey, Lance Lopez, Anthony Gomes, Jackyl, Pablo Cruise, Mr. Sipp, Bryan Lee, Guitar Shorty, James Armstrong, John Nemeth, Jason Ricci, Dave Uhrich, and many others.

Originally born in Chicago in 1993, and spending a big portion of his childhood in Europe, Nick’s background is from Moscow, Russia. With two parents in the music business, his love for music was natural, starting at age 12, he began learning the guitar by ear. Currently Nick fronts his own power trio, performing throughout the midwest, focused mainly in the Chicago area.

Nick and his band have performed at various venues and festivals across the country, including: Wrigley Field, Chicago Nascar Speedway, the 75th Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota, Buddy Guy’s Legends, the Arcada Theater, The Hard Rock, Chicago’s Navy Pier, The Double Door, Chicago Blues Fest, The Mancow Show, and countless other festivals around the country.