Nick Peay has over the last few years shown many sides to his musical personality, from being front man to the offbeat OK Zombie to a foray into ukulele-driven pop to the mysterious 2013 folk-rock EP Feathers & Fables.
On his latest release, a five-song effort titled Spectres, released by Red Corduroy Music, listeners will find Peay at times reflecting and at times running from something, be it an emotion that haunts him, a future that frightens him or a present that confines him.
"[T]he beauty in his voice and gentle delivery of each note are,
in their own way, sheer, exquisite inspiration...
Sing on, Mr. Peay. We’re here for you."
- Michelle Manker
Louisville Eccentric Observer
"It’s rare to hear originality and honesty combined together these day in the business.
That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find both qualities
resounding through the music of Louisville’s Nick Peay."
- Keith Chachkes
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“Nothing feels contrived or forced; more raw and organic...
The emotive songwriting and the simple, yet poignant musicality paired with tight production work make
["Feathers & Fables"] one damn good listen.”
- Christopher West
“The music is clean, goes down smooth, and the messages are extremely thought provoking and passionate in nature.
It’s strong suit – the deeply rich production value, amazing songs and strong vocal presence from Nick Peay
possesses enough musical talent and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous.”
- Cyrus Rhodes
The Muses' Muse
"Much like the ukulele, Peay is almost impossibly upbeat, and even his vocal delivery seems inherently bright.
In a time of the angst-filled and sexually-driven music on the airwaves,
this collection is a nice breath of fresh air."
- Kevin Gibson
Louisville Music News