Nick Waterhouse posterThis guy is talented beyond words (performer/songwriter/producer) and should not be missed. The epitome of this style of Northern soul and add one. In other words, Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots go to eleven.

The LA Weekly kicked off the new year with an article “Five Local Bands Who Will Be Huge In 2012” and The Revival Sessions is quite fortunate to have one of those bands (Nick Waterhouse) performing this Friday at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. In anticipation of his debut album (coming out in May), this will probably be your last chance to experience Nick Waterhouse in such an intimate setting and is not to be missed. Unfortunately there will not be a discounted list for this show, but a limited amount of pre-sale tickets (100) were made available for the occasion:

“Nick Waterhouse will pretty much blow your mind. He sounds like the best of early R&B.” -LA WEEKLY

“So so SO good. It’s not old, it sounds old – but it’s new. It’s a good little twist.” – GILLES PETERSON (BBC RADIO 1)

“For anyone who finds Jack White too refined, this raucous San Francisco singer-songwriter might seem like a revelation.” – TORONTO STAR

“Sounds as if cut on a sunny Harlem afternoon years ago. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are my measure for old-school R&B purity, but Warehouse takes it to a new level.” – SAN DIEGO READER

Nick Waterhouse is the New Breed – a 25 year old R&B fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school sensibility with a charged, contemporary style. He joins the ranks of similar acts and producers of recent times – Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc et al – that are all moving forward into the past, yet all quite different. For Waterhouse, his muse is the over-modulated sound of vintage ‘50s R&B. His take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday and has resonated with fans the world over (Debut 7″ sells for upwards of $300+). Waterhouse recently made his TV debut on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”: as well as featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition: