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Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age, centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence, and sustainability.

With a strong foundation of musicians, Michael Gomberg on drums, Mike Enriquez on bass, David Christeson on keys, Dustin Wilson on guitar, Jonathan Barfield on percussion, Jeff Guiterrez on tenor saxophone and John White on alto saxophone, the musical sense and rhythm is solid allowing for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra to sweep you away into the niceness that is abounding.



GENRE: Reggae, World Music
YEARS TOGETHER: since 2014
INFLUENCES: Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Groundation, Sizzla

Koral Delatierra - lead vocals
Michael Gomberg - Drums and vocals
David Christeson - Keyboard and vocals
Mike Enriquez - Bass
Dustin Wilson - Guitar
Jonathon Barfield - Percussion
Jeff Gutierrez - Tenor Sax
John White - Alto Sax

CURRENT PROJECTS: "Sunshine" 2016


Niceness frequently collaborates with new artists always keeping their sound fresh and upbeat. They have opened for prominent artists such as Stephen Marley, The Wailers, Black Uhuru, The Itals, Blackalicious and more.


 positive vibrations


"Our goal as a band is to spread positive vibrations through our music, sharing words of wisdom and gratitude to inspire and empower our fellow brothers and sisters to know thyself and to stand in truth and love."

~Koral Delatierra


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LOVE of niceness


I’ve seen many reggae bands throughout the years, and these guys are in my Top 3 favorite bands I’ve seen in my entire life, along with Jimmy Cliff and Ziggy Marley.
— Kathrine Warren, PR & Marketing Director, Sheridan Opera House

Skin-tight classic reggae arrangements and smoking originals. One of my new favorite bands!  
— KDUR Radio, Rast Stevie, Heart Beat of Zion

Niceness, conscious roots reggae and perhaps the hottest band out of Telluride since the legendary 8750.
— DGO Mag, Bryan Liggett

If you told me in a year that a Telluride band had blown up and was getting national attention, and I had to guess today who that band would be, it would surely be Niceness. First off, they play a genre of music - reggae- that is not crowded with bands (particularly good ones). Secondly, they have a lead singer who could be a bonafide star in Koral Delatierra. And finally, the band is incredible. They lay down a smooth reggae beat, have great horns and are as tight as a knot on a sailboat.
— Geoff Hansen, KOTO Community Radio, Telluride


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