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Nico Vega private showcase of new LP wins the crowd over

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Nico Vega LP performance


On Thursday, February 6, 2014, Nico Vega performed their brand new LP, Lead to Light, in its entirety to an intimate crowd at the Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles.

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Their sweet but powerful, intimate set was 40 minutes of energy, smiles and dancing between the members. Singer, Aja Volkman, came on stage barefoot, showing that she is happy and comfortable with her environment and to expect as such a performance. And that she got down to the crowd and they were singing along with her was proving the crowd was having a great time.

Guitarist Rich Koehler, while kept out of the physical spotlight itself, his guitar skills made its own spotlight and kept the music alive, full of energy. Along with Volkman's angelic but low toned voice and drummer, Dan Epand's masterful drumming, you would think they were a much larger band.

They have a single out called 'Beast,' which is from their previous EP, 'Fury oh Fury' which has sold over 100,000 units and received praises from several publications as well as having been mixed by Dutch DJ duo Vicetone and played in clubs.

More recently, what now makes Nico Vega recognizable is their cover of Nancy Sinatra's 'Bang, Bang' which is featured on A&E's 'Bonnie & Clyde' which has drawn over nine million viewers. The song is available on iTunes and spiked up to #17 in the Alternative Charts on the premier weekend of the show.

Personal note: When I heard them, I felt that their music made me think of Imagine Dragons. Irony had it was when I found out that Volkman is married to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds and Nico Vega will be opening up for them on this upcoming tour.

Nico Vega will be joining and opening for Imagine Dragons this coming week, starting on Valentines Day, February 14, 2014 at the Forum in Los Angeles and heading east for a national tour.


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