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Nick Mardon, a dynamic Blues-Rock virtuoso and vocalist hailing from the vibrant musical landscape of greater Seattle, has been wielding his guitar prowess on stages since his formative years. Immersed in the art from an early age, Nick’s musical journey has seen him captivate audiences with a fusion of scintillating guitar solos and soulful melodies that traverse the realms of both his original compositions and reimagined classics.

Inspired by iconic guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, SRV, John Mayer, and Mike McCready, Nick brings a unique flair to his performances, seamlessly executing moves like playing his Fender Stratocaster behind his head and back. His magnetic stage presence and passion for music have propelled him from the stages of Seattle to iconic music hubs like Las Vegas, Memphis, and New York.

Nick’s extensive career boasts an impressive tally of over 1000 live shows, showcasing his musical prowess at renowned venues like the Moore Theatre, Highway 99 Blues Club, Hard Rock Cafe, and numerous festivals and private events. Whether commanding the stage solo or collaborating with the Nick Mardon Trio, Mardinez (a collaboration with Danny Godinez), Audrey Collins, or Washed In Black (a tribute to Pearl Jam), Nick’s performances are a testament to his versatility and dedication to the craft.

Immersed in the rich traditions of 60s and 70s Blues Rock, as well as the iconic Seattle sound of the 90s, Nick Mardon’s personal style is a vibrant tapestry of influences that has garnered him a dedicated following. Beyond the music, Nick is known for his engaging interactions with the audience, creating an unforgettable and intimate concert experience. His over-the-top guitar antics and distinctive style have solidified his status as a sought-after artist, securing consistent gigs and a devoted fanbase across the Pacific Northwest.

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Nick Mardon is a guitarist and singer-songwriter in Seattle with a diverse musical background.  As a solo act Nick frequently performs at wineries, weddings, corporate events, and private parties.  His setlist includes covers and original music spanning multiple genres.  From laid back Jazz and Blues to iconic Rock and Pop hits, and even a little bit of Country.  Nick is a natural performer and he knows how to play to the room and entertain the audience.  Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, and Eric Clapton.

The Nick Mardon Trio is a Blues-Rock power trio from Seattle, WA.  The trio is led by Nick Mardon on Guitar and Vocals with Adin Pennington on Bass and Vocals and Andy Emery on Drums.  The trio has performed hundreds of shows at bars, music venues, and festivals throughout the pacific northwest including Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, Highway 99 Blues Club, The Historic Everett Theatre, The Washington Beer Festival, Jazz in the Valley Ellensburg, and many more.  Their music blends the sound of 60’s and 70’s blues-rock power trios with the Seattle sound of the 1990’s.  The Nick Mardon Trio has a setlist of over 200 songs including original music and timeless covers.  Covers include Sublime, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and more.

Nick Mardon & Audrey Collins: Where Country Charm Meets Rock & Roll Passion in the Heart of the Pacific Northwest. This dynamic male/female musical duo embodies the essence of fun, seamlessly blending the best of country, pop, and Rock & Roll genres. With Nick’s electrifying guitar skills and soulful vocals harmonizing with Audrey’s scintillating voice and heartfelt delivery, they create a captivating musical experience that resonates with audiences of all ages. From foot-stomping country tunes to timeless pop classics and electrifying rock anthems, their performances are a celebration of music’s diverse spirit. Whether they’re gracing stages at local venues or enchanting crowds at private events, Nick Mardon & Audrey Collins bring infectious energy and genuine passion to every show. Join them on a musical journey that embodies the spirit of the Pacific Northwest – a harmonious blend of country warmth, pop vibrancy, and Rock & Roll zeal. Experience the joy of music with Nick Mardon & Audrey Collins, where every note tells a story and every performance leaves a lasting impression.

Washed in Black is comprised of a group of seasoned musicians reigning from the great Pacific Northwest. Banded together to pay homage to the music of Pearl Jam and to bring the full concert experience of one of the most prolific bands of our time.  Through our tribute in both full concert, and unplugged formats, we aim to capture the sound, spirit, and vibe that helped to define a bold new era in rock. It is our goal with each performance to share that experience, and the vibe, that literally defined an era with our friends and our fans. Tipping a bottle of wine to you……SALUD!

“They pay tribute to the music of Pearl Jam and do it right, with great sound, energy, attention to detail and a live performance second only to the boys in PJ themselves” – JT Phillips – Jar Of Flies (The Ultimate AIC Experience)

“You guys kicked **cking ass. I just saw PJ in Telluride and as my wife, daughter and I were walking on to Main Street you guys were playing “Black”. We literally looked at each other and didn’t have to say a word. The energy you guys have on stage as well as the amazing amount of talent you have to pull of Pearl Jam is untouchable. Thank you all for doing what you do, best **cking band to come through here in a long **cking time.” -Matt Yelenich – Fan

Live Music Residency 2024

3rd Saturdays at Saints and Scholars Snoqualmie

1st Fridays at Sigillo Cellars Snoqualmie

Nick & Audrey at Aloft Seattle Redmond - 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays

Nick & Audrey at Aloft Seattle Redmond

1st Thursday ECG Jam Night at the Central Saloon

Jam Night at the Central Saloon

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