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Nicolas Bearde

A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, Bearde's brilliant and lush vocals combine passion, wit and sensuality with an engaging rapport that captures and draws the audience into his performance.

Forged from his Nashville,(TN) roots, his 1980's initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, and his 20 years as a member of Bobby McFerrin's renowned vocal ensemble, “Voicestra” - Nicolas' unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, is unmistakable.

Nicolas started Right Groove Records in 1997 in order to launch his solo projects, starting with “Crossing the Line”. The album was a superb showcase for Nicolas' songwriting skills as well as his masterful singing, and it landed in the Top 10 on British Soul charts, garnering glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

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”A deeply soulful voice... A unique entertainer.” —Bobby McFerrin

“He's sung with McFerrin and acted with Eastwood - Bearde taps into music's deeper currents, where love, desire and heartache freely intermingle.” —Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

“Bearde amazes with a sparkling vocal dexterity.” —Brian Soergal, Smooth Jazz

“Commercial without being bloodless, Bearde and his pals, jazz cats Alphonso Johnson, Will Kennedy, Marcus Shelby, Bill Ortiz and others, know how to serve up the jazz vocal sides in mighty fine style.” —Chris Spector, Midwest Record Review

“Bearde teases the listener with his aural foreplay and romantic verse.” —The London Journal

“Nicolas Bearde has a powerful musical presence that touches each and every person in the audience

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

San Francisco, CA

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Albums

Invitation
Invitation
Right Groove Records
2016
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Invitation
Invitation
Self Produced
2015
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Visions
Visions
Right Groove Records
2013
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