Interview With:: Nick Santino


We recently interview Nick Santino of Nick Santino & The Northern Wind. Nick is currently on a co-headlining tour with This Century. Check out our interview below!
Photo by: Sarah Hoffman

Most people would be familiar with you as the frontman of A Rocket To The Moon. What has been the biggest difference between playing in a band and doing more of a solo project as you are now?

It’s a little more honest. I can be myself. I don’t care about being this front man rockstar type that a lot of guys in bands want so badly. I just like being me and playing songs about my life. 
 You’ve actually released two EPs under Nick Santino and The Northern Wind, one back in July and one last month. What is it about these albums that really represent who you are under this new project?

Life stories. Tour stories. Honesty. 
 What has the fan response been to these EPs? Was it what you expected?
It’s been real positive so far. It’s really showing me who the true fans are and they are nothing but kind to me. 

 In the past you’ve mentioned that Tom Petty and Ryan Adams are some musical influences of yours. Was the title Nick Santino and The Northern Wind inspired by them and their backing bands? (I.e. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals). 
I’ve always had The Northern Wind as an idea in my iphone notes for if I ever went solo. I’ve always loved the heartbreakers and the cardinals. I think it’s an easier way for people to remember my name. 

On this tour you are playing most of the songs off of The Ones You Meet Along The Way live for the first time. What was your favorite song to write and record off of this EP? Do you think you have more creative control now that you are writing as a solo artist?
They were all fun.  Too good was fun because I was different. Very raw. One take guitar and one take vocal. I wanted that one to feel as real and painful as I could. 

 I’ve heard that you like to occasionally include a cover in your set. What is your favorite song to cover and why?
I love playing anything from Petty to Ryan to whatever’s cool these days. 

What can we expect next from Nick Santino and The Northern Wind?
More touring and a hell of a lot more music. 
 Thanks for your time! Anything else you’d like to add?
Come see a show and check out the music!

You can check out an interview with tour-mates, This Century, in Amplified Magazine’s latest issue, which can be viewed here!

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