Quoted by Rock Chicago Magazine as - "Chicago's Hottest Up and Coming Guitar Player. PERIOD!"
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 countless others; Nick plays with a distinct, fused, Blues-Rock style.
Nick Bell has shared the bill and stage with the likes of: Bret Michaels, Uriah Heep, Edgar Winter, Supertramp, Grand Funk Railroad, Walter Trout, Pat Travers, Popa Chubby, Loverboy, Here Come the Mummies, Tower of Power, J. Geils Band, Gary Hoey, Anthony Gomes, Jackyl, Jason Ricci, Pablo Cruise, Guitar Shorty, James Armstrong, John Nemeth, Dave Uhrich, and many others.
Originally born in Chicago, 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: The upcoming 115 Anniversary of Harley Davidson in Milwaukee, The 75th Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota, Buddys 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.... See Nick in a venue near you!
"I have been going to concerts and enjoying music since the mid-sixties and it did my heart good to experience this young guitar prodigy, who is quite comparable to many of the great guitarists I have seen. I wish him nothing but continued success."
Peter Sakas-Rock Chicago Magazine