Nick Connors has his own distinctive blend of pop, rock, soul and R&B set afire by the range and timbre of his massive voice. The 18-year-old Houston native draws comparisons to legends like Ray Charles and modern-day great Bruno Mars. Connors credits his hometown of Pasadena, Texas for his diverse taste in music. He notes that Texas is “not just country people” and his state’s growing diversity has led his desire to “please all kinds of ears”. Connors frequently finds himself singing the National Anthem for Houston’s professional sports teams and has found fans in JJ Watt and James Harden.
Connors attributes his success to his mother, who single handedly raised two children with grace and supported their dreams. His mother recalls hearing him sing Justin Timberlake’s rendition of “Cry Me a River” at only five years old and knew “he had something really special.” When his band, Nick and The Groove, formed in 2018 he was catapulted to overnight success when performance videos of “Barracuda” and “Tennessee Whiskey” went viral. The videos garnered 900,000 YouTube views and 60k Facebook followers expanding Connor’s fanbase and generating widespread awareness among music media.
Connors’ ability to bend genres and utilize vast musical influences, from Michael Jackson to Dolly Parton is unlike any other. When he is songwriting he draws on these influences as well as his desire to make his audience feel “they are not alone” He is currently focused on recording his debut project in Nashville, TN.