Nashville Yacht Club Band, aka NYC, is an 8-piece Yacht Rock tribute band specializing in dazzling, note-perfect renditions of smooth 70s & 80s hits that will light up your party, wedding or corporate event! No doubt you've heard the songs, with their layers of falsetto male voices singing in perfect, shirtless harmony (The Doobie Brothers - “What A Fool Believes,” Christopher Cross - “Ride Like The Wind,” Kenny Loggins - “Heart To Heart,” Toto - “Africa”) and felt the gentle touch of their Aqua Net charms (The Carpenters - “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” Captain and Tennille's “Love Will Keep Us Together"), but have you ever experienced the genius of these smooth, hit songs in all their brilliant splendor performed live, and all in one place? By way of introduction, we present to you NASHVILLE YACHT CLUB, otherwise simply known as N.Y.C. Among the playlist of songs, mostly limited to that 1975-1985 era of Yacht Rock lore, you will hear those smooth, timeless classics come to life as never before, rendered almost completely without irony or jest, in glorious tribute.
Ahoy! N.Y.C. features some of the most accomplished musicians in the charted universe! This 8-piece tribute band comprises among its members over a century of collective experience playing live music all over the world. Co-captaining the lead vocals you'll find Cody Belew (The Voice) and Brianna Sage (K'naan, Active Child, Carole King) at the helm, ready to deliver those extraordinary songs you know and love, as well as so many timeless male/female duets of the era. Anchoring the band are accomplished bass player Matt Wigton (Christopher Cross, James Otto), and rock steady Ramsey Roustom (Blue Man Group, Colin Hay) on the skins. First mate Jay Barclay (Augustana, The Waterboys, The Damnwells, Ben Kweller) mans all the tides of guitar duty, delivering all those signature lines and searing solos you love to sing along with. Our A.B.S. (Able Bodied Sailor), Ryan Link (Rent, Once) is the backbone of our ship; navigating us on percussion, guitar, backing vocals, sax and more. On double keys, the “flung spray and blown spume” of N.Y.C. are John Pahmer (Carly Simon, Terence Trent D'Arby, Jordin Sparks) and James Farrell (Matt Nathanson, Brett Eldredge). They put all the ripples on the water, bringing those lush 70's arrangements to life.
So, lay back. Kick off your loafers. Grab a Dark n' Stormy. Unbutton that silk blouse, man, N.Y.C. is about to set sail.