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 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!
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/Jean Baylor), Joe’s Pub, The Blue Note (NYC), The Cutting Room, Ginny’s Supper Club, 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.
DIME OPS ALUMNUS
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
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
Andy Bianco, (subs) Sam Petitti, Armand Hirsch, Ed Cherry, Andrew Lim, Mike “Moon” Reuben, Freddie Bryant, Myles Gorham, Allen Watsky
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
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
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
David Gibson, (subs) Ron Prokopez, Mark Miller, Marques Young, Frank Lacy, Darius Jones (sit-ins) Steve Davis
Victoria Cave, (subs) Eliki, Alej Sierra, Gloria Ryan, Adesuwa, (sit-ins) Gregory Porter, Eve Cornelius, Gregory Generet
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