Perri in 2014
|Born||May 15, 1984|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
Nicholas Perri (born May 15, 1984) is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter, and producer. He is a founding member of Silvertide, Mount Holly, SINAI, and most recently, The Underground Thieves. Nick has also played for Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, sister Christina Perri, Jimmy Gnecco, Dorothy, and others. In 2009, Perri launched a custom guitar brand called "Perri Ink." On October 3, 2011, he opened the doors to the Perri Ink. Cartel, his first retail store. The store was closed on November 1, 2013, so Nick could continue to focus on music. Nick is currently writing, recording, and touring with his band The Underground Thieves.
Nick is a platinum selling songwriter, and in 2016, produced a Transformers compilation album for Hasbro and Sony. In addition, Nick has placed music in movies, TV shows, and commercials; including advertisements for the NHL, the WB Network, Theraflu, Squarespace, and others. He also appeared and performed in the M. Night Shyamalan film Lady in the Water, and provided two songs to the film's soundtrack.
Perri is the son, and older child of Mary and Dante Perri. He grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb with his parents and younger sister, singer-songwriter Christina Perri. He attended Father Judge High School and Bensalem High School and was involved in the theater department. In his junior year, he had the starring role in The King and I. He married Misi Bauman in 2011, and their daughter, Tesla, was born in 2014.
In 2001, Perri co-founded the Philadelphia-based blues-rock group, Silvertide. They released their first EP American Excess in 2002. Their first full album, Show and Tell, was released in 2004. After completion of their debut album in 2003, Silvertide hit the road and toured straight until 2006, with bands such as Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, and Mötley Crüe.
Following the disbanding of Silvertide, Perri moved back to Los Angeles in 2007 and picked up a role as lead guitarist for Perry Farrell. After touring and playing with Farrell and Satellite Party for a year he left the group and took another lead guitarist role with the modern rock band Shinedown. He stayed with them from 2008 through 2009 touring in support of The Sound of Madness.
In 2009, Perri began a stint with drummer Matt Sorum. Perri and Sorum played throughout the year in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with a group called The Darling Stilettos.
In 2010 Perri moved back to Philadelphia, and with former Silvertide frontman Walt Lafty started a new rock band called Sinai. They spent over a year writing and recording music, and in February 2012, announced a full-length album was finally on the way. The record, entitled "A Pinch of Chaos", was released on April 1, 2012.
After taking some time off to grow his custom guitar business Perri returned to the stage in 2014 with The Nick Perri Group for a string of East and West coast shows with friend Jimmy Gnecco. On March 3, 2015 it was announced that the Nick Perri Group had changed its name to Mount Holly.
After two and a half years together, Mount Holly singer Jameson Burt announced he was leaving the band via social media on November 2, 2017. The remaining members followed up saying in Jameson's absence, they would be bringing the band to a close. Mount Holly's full-length album "Stride By Stride" was released Nov 3rd 2017 and entered the TOP 40 on the iTunes Alternative Music charts, peaking at #32.
On January 4, 2018, Nick unveiled his new group The Underground Thieves, who released their first single "Graveyard Moon" on January 26. The 6-piece group consists of Perri on vocals and guitar, singers/songwriters Anthony and Michael Montesano, bassist Brian Weaver, keyboardist/songwriter Justin DiFebbo, and drummer Zil Fessler, all of whom originate from Philadelphia.
|US Mainstream Rock|
|2004||"Ain't Comin' Home"||6||Show and Tell|