Named Chicago’s Hottest Up and Coming Guitar Player, PERIOD by Rock Chicago Magazine in 2013, Nick Bell is a prominent, up and coming Chicago-land 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, Kenny wayne Shepperd, Bret Michaels, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Black sabbath, Edgar Winter, Supertramp, Grand Funk Railroad, Dokken, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Three Dog Night, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Pat Travers, Popa Chubby, Larry McCray, Loverboy, Here Come the Mummies, Tower of Power, J. Geils, 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.