Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, USA, 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.
A familial gathering of vibrantly diverse personalities rallying around personal, socio-political, and environmental issues, its ranks include activists, an organic farmer, a life coach, a permaculture designer, a Buddhist bodybuilder champ, a music teacher, adventurers, an arborist entrepreneur, and a Doctor of Psychology.
The Colorado-grown band also has the rare distinction of being fronted by a firebrand female vocalist who oozes shamanistic charisma, hypnotizes with seductively stirring vocals, and upholds a fierce commitment to "art in action" ethos.
The Niceness band consists of frontwoman and songwriter Koral Delatierra; drummer and vocalist Michael Mikey G. Gomberg; guitarist and vocalist Dustin Wilson; keyboardist and vocalist David Bassie Christeson; bassist Mike Enriquez; percussionist Jonathon Johnny B Barfield; alto sax player John White and tenor sax player Danny D'Alessandro. Together, this collective is more than a band; it's a state of mind. Mikey G., who coined the group's moniker, explains: "'Niceness' is a colloquial outburst that translates to 'Right On!,' 'Sweet!' or, as Jamaicans exclaim, 'Irie!'. The name is a proclamation of jubilance." Having published their debut album Sunshine in 2017, Niceness released their second album Realize in February 2021.
The Colorado band Niceness presents their second album, Realize. Three years since their debut album Sunshine, the group has returned to the studio to record their new work on all analog equipment. The album was advanced by the single and music video for What A Day along with the single Better Than You Know, which reached #8 on the iTunes charts.
Vocalist and frontwoman Koral Delatierra explains, "This album is dedicated to all our brothers and sisters, past, present, and future, who show us that a just and sustainable world is possible. May we continue to strive to leave our children a more peaceful, healthy, and prosperous world. We chose the album title because we understand that to realize is to understand clearly. There is so much at stake in the world that needs our profound realization".
"The songs in this album are our meditations on niceness. They are straightforward lyrics and grooves to serve as clear reminders to realize what is most important. We feel blessed to have this opportunity to share these songs and we hope they will be as transformative for others as they have been for us" she concludes.With the legendary Jim Fox at the helm at California's Prairie Sun Studios and mixed and mastered in Washington DC, Realize is available on all digital platforms.
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Niceness - Realize