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Nic McNamara was born in Johannesburg South Africa, while his father Stevin McNamara was working as a recording engineer with musicians such as Lucky Dube, Brenda Fassi & Ladysmith Blacksmith Mambazo.
When Nic was young, his family moved to Surrey England so Stevin could work alongside longtime friend & former bandmate Robert Mutt Lange on albums from artists ranging from Bryan Adams & Tina Turner to Def Leppard & Michael Bolton.
Needless to say, Nic was exposed to a wide array of music at an early age and grew up accompanying his father in the studio.
They moved to the states in the early 90s and Nic continued to study music and recording engineering.
After years of musical experimentation and gaining local notoriety in Southern Oregon with the release of two albums from his band Black Bears Fire in 2013 & 2015, Nic began recording with Summer Colds to bring to life a heavier sound than his previous Folk Rock project.
The three piece Indie Rock/Power Pop band Summer Colds fronted by Nic, released their debut single “Whiteout” in April 2019 from the forthcoming album: Here Comes Nothing.
The album combines Nic’s dark, poetic song writing with the fuzzy pop sensibilities of golden era 90s Alternative rock.
Power chord driven hooks and melodic layered guitars provide the backbone for a record that is ultimately a platform for the dense imagery of Nic’s melancholic lyrics.
Clocking in at just over 30 minutes, Here Comes Nothing hits hard and doesn’t let up.
The album was written, recorded, engineered and performed by Nic who played every instrument on the album. It was mixed and mastered by Nic and Stevin at Crystal Mountain Studios in Ashland Oregon.
Nic's live band consists of Nic (vocals/guitars), Claire Burgess (drums/backup vocals) and Nicole Swan (bass).
Nic and Claire played together in previous musical projects: Black Bears Fire and Neitherway, among others.
They began playing music together in their early teens and have continued to collaborate creatively to this day.
Summer Colds currently reside in Southern Oregon and plan to tour extensively in support of the new release.