Michael Nickolas

Michael Nickolas

I've been performing/creating music since childhood. My original music has been used in over 440 different TV shows and movies. Placements on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and many cable television networks include "The Voice", "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", "Shameless", "Let's Make a Deal", "Last Call With Carson Daly", "The Great Christmas Light Fight", “One Life To Live", "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Vice". I have tracks in the 2017 feature film "1 Mile to You" staring Tim Roth and the 2014 feature "Hector and the Search for Happiness" directed by Peter Chelsom and starring Simon Peg, Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer. I also had a track in the 2013 feature film “Inescapable” starring Marisa Tomei and Alexander Siddig and in a national ad campaign for Blue Diamond almonds.

I also do custom composition on an international level, having written hundreds of songs used in many projects created by Macmillan Educational Publishing, both the Mexico and UK branches.

Finally, as an author I am a contributor to the national periodical "Recording Magazine" and I've also been published on the "SonicScoop" website and in the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine "Berklee Today".

Music by Michael Nickolas

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96 01:52

Evokes an image of a Turkish Bazaar. Uses an authentic Turkish string instrument called “Saz” or “Baglama”.

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80 01:23

Proud and confident, electric slide guitars lay on the grit! Big drums add to an energized feel.

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99 02:29

A Smooth Jazz piece featuring a guitar melody. A nice funky and contemporary vibe! Sounds like Lee Ritenour or Larry Carlton. Nice background music for video projects.

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101 01:31

Beautifully recorded acoustic guitars perform a traditional version of the public domain holiday season classic “O Christmas Tree”. You can see the snow falling and fireplace a blaze!

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92 01:44

Dramatic Hip Hop instrumental. Big ethnic instruments mixed with Hip Hop and Urban sounds create a tension-filled and dramatic mood.

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126 02:50

Lot’s of energy and passion! Evokes the feeling of an exotic location. Nylon string guitar plays the melody. A nice live performance feel.

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90 01:41

Hypnotic and a bit trippy. Might be good for that 1960’s flashback scene. Indian instruments and vocal chants paint the picture of an exotic land!

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120 02:02

Bollywood style instrumental with lots of energy, percussion and a few vocal samples for spice. Animated, passionate, and traditional!

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120 01:57

Old-time blues, jazz with a really nice feel. All real instruments and musicians. A natural sounding drum kit and bass. The featured instrument is the resonator guitar, giving it a 1930’s or 1940’s feel. Enjoy!

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144 01:24

Tight and funky! Bass, congas, drums, electric piano, horns, electric guitar, organ – this has a bit of everything! Fun, happy and positive.

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