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Killer Penguin Of Death
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Nick Viau doing what he does best: fuzzed-out, tube-driven, raw and raunchy, electrofied bottleneck folk/blues/rock guitar!
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Heavy Handed
Peak in sub-genre #86
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Punch Drunk
Peak in sub-genre #70
I'm Nick Viau, and I play guitar. I'm not in a band or anything. I'd like to be, always looking for an opportunity and a group of people that are enthusiastic about the same kinds of music that I'm into. I guess you could say that I am a hobbyist and an enthusiast. Killer Penguin of Death is the name of my band, which consists of only me. I guess it is more of a music project, but "The Nick Viau Project" was to 80s alternative and a tad straight forward. My wife Jessica actually inspired the name, but it kind of fits nicely for my brand of fuzzed-out electric blues. I'm a slide guitar player at heart, but I have a new love for Blues/Folk mandolin...you may hear some electric mando real soon. Have a listen, you'll figure my shit out soon enough, and if you actually think that it is shit, I don't give a damn. Every song was recorded with Acid 3.0 and a computer mic. No mixing board, no tricks, no PODS, or Pro Tools software. Just guitars, amp, and stompboxes. I like to keep it simple. Check out my acoustic stuff at www.soundclick.com/bignickviau
Your musical influences
Eric Sardinas,The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Fred McDowell, Billy Gibbons, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Hound Dog Taylor, Chris Whitley
What equipment do you use?
G&L Invader FrankenBeard - Beard GoldTone Resonator modified with Lace Sensor magnetic pickup Danville mandolin 5 Watt Ugly Amp (PA conversion to a tube) Crate TAOS acoustic amp Crate Vintage Club 20 MXR Dynacomp DOD FX90 Flange DOD F65 Diamond Ultimate Slides www.diamondbottlenecks.com Dunlop chromed brass slides FRED KELLY BUMBLEBEE HEAVY PICKS - A MUST
Anything else?
www.bigroadblues.com, cuz blues is what we do and we don't flame like assholes. Nothing slides like a Diamond Ultimate.
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