Nick Herbert has been a practicing musician for over 20 years. He was born into a very musical and artistic family. Nick has said his earliest memory was of his mother, Martha Herbert playing “Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream” by James Taylor and “Where’ve You Been” by Kathy Mattea. His mother showed him how to play and his father, Peter Herbert showed him what to play. Growing up Nick listened to his dad’s old vinyls and growing to love the sounds Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Ace Frehley, Peter Frampton, and many more.
Nick spent 10 years as a self-taught musician, picking up info from any source available. He then went on to study with many seasoned professionals who further molded his sound and know-how. He studied Commercial and blues styles under Christopher Satterfield (christophersatterfield.com), a professional guitarist out of Lakeland, FL. Nick studied Jazz with David Fisher as well. To gain the best foundation however, Nick studied Classical guitar under Dr. Robert Phillips (Robert-phillips.com). Perhaps Nick’s biggest influence not only as a musician but an instructor as well, Dr. Phillips is an internationally known guitarist and scholar from New York.
As his studies progressed, Nick started to become more in demand from acts ranging from big-band swing to pop-rock. In 2010, Nick was asked to be a part of The Over 55 Showband where he played with veterans of music, some with over 70 years of experience. From there, nick was asked to join the King Guys Party Band comprised of the best session/live musicians of central Florida and his former mentor, Chris Sharp. After a short time with the King Guys, Nick was eventually asked to join LoveCunningham, a successful touring pop/rock group United States and recorded with gold and platinum award-winning producer Daryl Phenneger. LC was a well-developed band having exposure with radio play on the Joy FM, WPRK radio, and with magazine articles in such magazines as Indie Magazine. After a good run with the band, LoveCunningham ended up disbanding in late 2012. From that point until early 2014, Nick joined up with a reggae/R&B artist Bishop Wayne to play shows and write/play on Bishop’s latest EP. After departing from Bishop Wayne, Nick teamed up with former band-mate from LC, Dj Pipkin to form West Monroe. Formed in early 2015, West Monroe has already played shows such as Florida Music Festival and has released a five-song EP Recorded also with Daryl Phenneger (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, LoveCunningham).
More recently, Nick was signed to Up 2 U Music as a writer/session musician where he contributes music for TV and film with producer and writer Rafael Torres. Nick was featured on Rafael’s Latest album for TV and film, Miami Pop on the song Sigo Bailando (NOT available for download). You can find Nick performing at Busch Gardens playing for numerous acts including the Motor City Groove Show at Marrakesh theater in Tampa, FL. He can also be seen with the LC and the I-Drive Band at Mango’s Tropical Cafe dinner and show in Orlando, FL. Originating in South Beach, FL, Mango’s is a world-famous Vegas-style show with musical styles ranging from rock and funk to bachata and samba.