BIO & EPK
When Cologne-based 28 year-old singer/songwriter Nico Grund was handed a guitar during a school project at age fifteen, he decided to hold on to it for good. Soon, other instruments such as piano, cello, drums, violin and more were to follow, all of which are now being situated in his one-room apartment.
Having started out producing his first album “Black & White” (2017) in his teenage bedroom, he then went on to produce a 6-track EP called “For The Right Reasons” (2020) with London-based label “Dreamscope Media Group”. In 2021, a live unplugged EP titled “The Campfire Sessions” and two singles titled “Half of A Tattoo” and “How the World Came To Life Again” were to follow.
Influenced by such artists as Daughtry, John Mayer, Blake Shelton, and Simple Plan, Grund also draws inspiration from his own desire to lift up those who feel inferior and not enough. He has performed his present repertoire of music, all of which sit comfortably within the soft-rock and country-pop genres, at over 200 venues both in Germany and the UK. In late 2020, he was a semi-finalist in Luke Mockridge’s boyband casting in his prime time TV show “Luke! Die Greatnightshow” and performed live on stage with Vanessa Mai. In late 2021, he participated in “The Voice of Germany” and performed live on stage with Johannes Oerding.
His next upcoming project is a country album to be released in 2022. Nico is currently working on his PhD in material physics at the German Aerospace Center and performing at weddings for a living.