Bio

 
      
          Nick Millevoi is a guitarist and composer whose music searches for the sonic cracks between jazz, rock and roll, noise, and modern composition. An intrepid composer, Millevoi confronts everything from maximal electric power trio music to chamber music to large scale improvisation heavy ensemble pieces, and everything in between. With his band, Desertion Trio, featuring bassist Johnny DeBlase and drummer Kevin Shea, Millevoi approaches the many styles of American electric guitar music from an avant garde angle. He also co-leads Hollen-voi, with guitarist Matt Hollenberg, formed to perform new compositions by composer John Zorn.
  
        Nick was a member of the collective power trio Many Arms, releasing five full-length records, including two for John Zorn’s Tzadik label, played guitar in the Hassidic-based doom metal band Deveykus (Tzadik), and was a member of Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, contributing to the band’s critically acclaimed The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter). As a performer of modern guitar repertoire and as a member of chamber duo Archer Spade, Nick has had the opportunity to perform works by Derek Bailey, Mick Barr, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Soldier, Gene Coleman, and many others. Nick's music has been released by labels such as Tzadik, ShhPuma/Clean Feed, New Atlantis, Gaffer, The Flenser, Sick Room, and Public Eyesore.
  
        As a performer in many different projects, Nick regularly tours throughout the US and Europe, and has performed at festivals such as Gaffer Fest (France), Incubate (Netherlands), Mission Creek Festival (US), the Montreal Jewish Music Festival,  Nelsonville Music Festival (US), the New Atlantis Festival (DC), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Canada), and John Zorn's Masada Book Three Premiere concert at New York's Town Hall and Ultimate Bagatelles Marathon.

        NPR Music says, “When Nick Millevoi plays the guitar, it's like a rocket darting skyward between clouds.” Pitchfork has described his sound as, “Music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it.” Brooklyn Vegan calls Millevoi, "
An attacking chessmaster, tossing out chameleonesque scales and runs." Millevoi's music has been reviewed by Noisey, SPIN, NPR Music, The Onion AV Club, Wire magazine, and many others.