Gerald “GothiCello” Nicks - "Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls"
I’m a Gothic Singer-Songwriter of Dark Electronica with roots based in Jazz, Lounge, Rock, Folk and Americana. My purpose is to create "Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls". The recurring themes are dark, but hopeful, based on life experiences, and cautionary tales of lessons to be learned in this life and the next. I chose the stage name GothiCello several years ago due to my primary interest in the cello, and while it is still used in my music, the emphasis has now turned to singing and performing live over tracks I’ve created with my 5-string electric cello, electronic percussion, and laptop. Some of my most notable influences are Dead Can Dance, Fields of the Nephilim, Lycia, The Cult, Batlord, Type O Negative, Voltaire, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Thelonius Monk, and The Doors. Thanks to Aetherial Images for their collaboration to re-invent my musical persona, I portray a grave-digging crooner, with a spade shovel microphone stand, ready to dig up undead followers and throw them in the back of his big white hearse!
released July 2, 2012
Music by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks (vocals, 5-string electric cello, electonic percussion, guitar, looping/DAW tracks)
Lyrics by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks on "Forgive", "Monkey Mind", and "Reanimate"
Lyrics by Viola Frigg on "She Haunts the Movie House", "Girl From Transylvania", "Bittersweet", "He leaves Roses", "Mechanical Heart"
Guest vocals by Viola Frigg on "He leaves Roses"
Mastered by Kevin Byrne of Catacomb Laboratories
Audio Engineering by Charles Russo of the Skylark Cafe on "Mechanical Heart"
Photography by Aetherial Images, www.AetherialImages.com
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