NICKEL AND DIME OPS

BIOGRAPHY

Nickel and Dime OPS is a jazz fused hip hop band based out of New York City. The group is lead by Queens lyricist, Nickel Killsmics, and features female vocalist, Victoria Cave alongside a septet of jazz musicians playing hip hop beats. The combination of thought provoking lyrics and soulful grooves headed by their powerful 3 piece horn section has been getting crowd approval at many major New York venues. Since 2010 the band has also been holding down a weekly Thursday night residency at the world renowned SMOKE Jazz Club. Their sophomore release, “The Soulygamist,” is now available.

The Soulygamist cover

“The Soulygamist”

The Soulygamist is a documentation of Nickel and his NYC jazz fused hip hop band at their best. 100% live, with no samples, the album is a soulful musical union anchored strong in the hip hop pocket by Nickel’s lyrics, that takes eclectic twists and turns throughout as the great musicians of the Dime OPS each take their moments to demonstrate their own musical talents. The entire sound is gelled together by the sultry harmonies added by Madame Secretary, Victoria Cave, along with Alej Sierra and Eliki. The LP recording is 61 minutes, has 13 tracks, 7 of the bands best live tunes, plus 6 new songs never before recorded. The Soulygamist is a soulful, musical, hip hop carnival that you need in your collection!

The Disease, the Cure, and the Promise - Nickel Killsmics




MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THE SOULYGAMIST

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE


 

MUSIC VIDEOS FROM TRAGEDY & COMEDY

 

NICKEL AND DIME OPS HAS PERFORMED AT:

SMOKE Jazz Club every Thursday since September 2010. (Closing for Gregory Porter,/Gregory Generet), The Blue Note (NYC), The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, Bowery Electric, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, Bowery Poetry Club, Fat Baby, Spin, Fontana’s, Zinc Bar, and Drom on February 28th 2014.

 

PHOTOS:

 

DIME OPS ALUMNUS

DRUMS

Joe Strasser, (subs) Lawrence Leathers, Bill Campbell, Darryl Green, Russell Carter, Jake Goldbass, Malik Washington, Eric Halverson, Tommy Campbell, Ray Lavier, Tobias Gebb, Aaron Kimmel, Andrew Atkinson (sit-ins) Joe Farnsworth, Rodney Green

BASS

Nathan Peck, (subs) Ricky Rodriguez, Jeff Hanley, Dezron Douglas, Ugonna Okegwo, Jacob Webb, Rashaan Carter, Luques Curtis, Spencer Murphy, Ricky Bugel, Aaron James, Tom Pietrycha, Derrick Nievergelt, Danton Boller, Noah Jackson

GUITAR

Andy Bianco, (subs) Sam Petitti, Armand Hirsch, Ed Cherry, Andrew Lim, Mike “Moon” Reuben, Freddie Bryant, Myles Gorham, Allen Watsky

KEYS

Willerm Delisfort, (subs) Jarad Astin, George Burton, Brian Charette, Anthony Wonsey, Yeissonn Villamar, Art Hirahara, Henry Jeria, Noah Haidu, Eli Sundelson, Pascal Le Boeuf (sit-ins) Jacky Terrasson, Rick Germanson

TRUMPET

Freddie Hendrix, (subs) Bruce Harris, Jeremy Pelt, Kevin Louis, Johnathan Powell, Waldron Ricks, Wayne Tucker, Marcus Parsley, Alex Norris, Vitaly Golovnev, Curtis Tayor, Tatum Greenblatt, Shawn Edmonds, Kafele Bandele (sit-ins) Dr. Eddie Henderson, Phillip Harper

SAXOPHONE

Jason Marshall, (subs) Lummie Span, Wayne Escoffery, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Stacy Dillard, Matt Carrillo, Ken Fowser, Patrick Bartley, Chelsea Baratz, Matt Rippetoe, John Leadbetter (sit-ins) Jerry Weldon, Mike DiRubbio, Myron Waldon, Mark Gross, Patience Higgins

TROMBONE

David Gibson, (subs) Ron Prokopez, Mark Miller, Marques Young, Frank Lacy, Darius Jones (sit-ins) Steve Davis

VOCALIST

Victoria Cave, (subs) Eliki, Alej Sierra, Gloria Ryan, Adesuwa, (sit-ins) Gregory Porter, Eve Cornelius, Gregory Generet

LEAD MC

Nickel Killsmics, (sit-ins) Citizen Kane, Mr. Cord, WhichCraft, L.I.F.E.LONG, Masai Bey, Elohem Star, Emaculit, Saint Joseph, Mecca Godzilla, Mercy Omega, Marvalous, Leah BeAbout

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