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Dumpstaphunk w/Nick & The Ovorols

December 29, 2017
  • Location: Vinyl Music Hall/5 1/2 Bar
  • 2 S. Palafox Place
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (850) 607-6758 phone
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $10 - $15

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Anchored by music since 1986, Nick Peraino has considered a lifestyle with easier, predictable, or more lucrative paths absent of music on many occasions, but he has always been drawn back to it. Originally inspired to play classical piano by his father's performances of Chopin's nocturnes, Nick was grasped by true musical addiction when his brother started a band and brought home Stevie Ray Vaughan's Live at El Mocambo, then a VHS release. With great obsession Nick learned the performance note for note, wearing out the rewind button on the VCR. Copping SRV's guitar style so diligently rocketed Nick's guitar playing, and far faster than anything he'd learned on the piano. It was this vein-pumping, retina-dilating excitement that got Nick hooked - he became a lifer.
Years later, Nick cut his teeth performing on the world-renowned Chicago Blues circuit, what Nick refers to as music boot camp. "The clubs always had bodies filling them, tourists from all over the world. There was and is a standard on that scene that one must live up to. And that genre commands a specific musical language; one which I feel can only be learned through speaking (playing) it in a live setting, in front of an audience. So all these people came to see THAT, and you must give it to them. And for me this was with Joanna Connor on an average of 3 hours a night and 4 nights a week for 6 years."