Kat Solar

Early Show

Kat Solar

Derek Nicoletto

Mon, December 3, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Kat Solar - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Kat Solar
Kat Solar's debut album Snake Eyes takes you on a journey with a strong female character that is bold, sexy and full of adventure. Solar is the female James Bond meets sex kitten Bridget Bardot.

The modern pop songs are about embracing sexuality, freedom, and life. The arrangements span the globe from the international rock-dance track "Snake Eyes" to the glittery discotheque feel of "Doing What Feels Good."

Kat Solar (born Katrina Connor) grew up in Detroit where her earliest memories were of dancing to her parents’ early rock and roll, classic soul and Motown. Working in the dramatic arts from a young age Solar brings a very theatrical edge to her style both musically and visually. In her own words...
"Have fun. Don’t become a robot. And if you must, for however long you must, remember to shine and dance and sing until your neighbors hate you."
Derek Nicoletto - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Derek Nicoletto
With his first-ever solo album, "Kind Ghosts," Billboard-honored singer/songwriter Derek Nicoletto flaunts his knack for infusing unique pop hooks, vivid lyrical imagery and evocative instrumentation into what could be called full-bodied electropop collection of singles. Shaped by Platinum-selling producer Jamie Siegel (Taking Back Sunday, The Roots), Nicoletto’s new direction in “Kind Ghosts” highlights his pure vocal talent upon a backdrop of bubbly, yet sensitive electronica with a signature flair of rocky soulfulness.

Charting on hundreds of FM and college stations or live on Sirius radio, Derek's songs have reached millions of people on the radio waves. His songs have been used in over 25 television programs and several commercials. Most recently: MTV (several shows), Vh1, NBC, CBS, NBC Dateline, FuseTV, E!, A&E, Sports NY, Spike TV, LOGO, Lifetime, OWN.
Commercials: KMart, Levi's, L'Oreal, Radio Shack, Hyundai, State Farm, PGA Tour, and more.

Having penned scores of pop/rock songs for his own bands, other artists and commercial projects, Nicoletto has become a well-known voice in the independent music scene and a voting member of the Grammy Awards. He began his long-awaited solo career with an electropop bang, as glowing and raw as the “Kind Ghosts” album cover itself. Nicoletto is now finishing his second solo album, "Just Panic And Get It Over With."

"Interesting themes, catchy grooves...the talent is obvious." - Billboard
"A singer with heart and soul." - Indie Round Up
"Versatility and soulfulness." - Infuze
"Passion, talent and ingenuity." - SuChin Pak, MTV News Correspondent
"Nicoletto has a unique voice that carries and captures his vivid lyrical imagery." - Blog Critics Magazine.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002