Dwight & Nicole
$12 | $15 DAY OF SHOW
*To avoid service fees, purchase tickets at ArtsRiot with cash.
*Box Office is open during restaurant hours. Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-10PM.
Dwight & Nicole is a three piece original soul-rock band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson. Ritcher and Nelson met in Boston when they were both just out of school and cutting their teeth on the local club scene. They discovered a shared love of classic blues greats like Albert King and Lighting Hopkins, covering songs by their vocal heroes Mavis Staples, Jimmy Witherspoon and Etta James. All the while obsessing over writing and developing their own original music. Dwight & Nicole began performing live as a duo; touring regionally and developing a solid fan base. They then self-released two critically acclaimed albums through crowd funding.
Both Ritcher and Nelson posess natural, dynamic voices that stop you dead in your tracks. Wether belting or whispering, they command your attention. Ritcher also happens to play the hell out of a Gibson Flying V guitar - picking up his first one as a teenager in Long Branch NJ - he has never played anything else. Nelson, a gifted singer & classical violinist from NYC has described the bass as her first real love. She picked it up again in 2015 and has not looked back. The recent addition of powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan to the band has solidified their sound. They took this combination into the studio in 2017.
Dwight & Nicole’s upcoming EP “Electric Lights” was recorded live to analog tape with multi-Grammy Award Nominated producer Joel Hamilton (Aaron Neville, The Meters, The Black Keys, Yoko Ono) at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. Hamilton undoubtedly captures their sound and energy. They have just self released two singles “Wait” & “Hi-Lo” ahead of the EP, which have begun to introduce their music to a new wave of listeners. The EP "Electric Lights" will be released on March 2, distributed through The Orchard / Sony Music. The following day, D&N leave for a southern US tour stopping through NC, TN, GA, LA, AL, TX and FL. Highlights of the tour include Melissa Ethridges weeklong Royal Caribbean cruise where they have 3 performances scheduled. On 3/31 they hop from Raleigh, NC to Lincoln Center in NYC to attend the Independent Music Awards where they are nominated for video of the year for their single “WAIT”.