ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGGAE
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
MEMBERS OF NICENESS:
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.