Talking with local musician Nick Nardelli

I met Nick Nardelli at a Good Charlotte concert in 2018. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone so passionate about music. Later that night I found out he played in a band, and his appreciation for music immediately made sense. I couldn’t think of a better interviewee than a teen musician. Nardelli’s experience provides insight for other teen musicians trying to reach success.

1. Name and Age?

              Nick Nardelli, 19 years old.

2. What is the name of your band? How did you get together?

              Our name is loveart, we met in high school and have stuck together since.

3. What genre do you best fall into?

              We would best fall into alternative to the average listener, but we like to be as much as we can be.

4. What instruments do you play, and what role do you fall into in the band?

              I play acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, and lead vocals.

5. Why did you decide you wanted to do music?

              Music is medicine as everyone knows, but certain people need certain prescriptions, we want to belong to somebody. Going to a concert for the first time was a very big influence on me, seeing and meeting people that have amazing, though sometimes rough, backstories. It’s a true escape to jump to a song that’s been your favorite for five years with a new friend that has the same favorite songs.

6. What advice do you have for aspiring musicians?

              Do not give up. You’ll make it someday; you just need that certain click.

7. Do you think this is a viable career option for you?

              A resounding yes.

8. How do you feel playing music has improved your life?

              Throwing my emotions on paper and converting them into lyrics has made a bigger picture for me.

9. What musicians inspire you most?

              There are so many. To mention a few- Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade, Christopher Drew of nevershoutnever, Freddie Mercury of Queen, and Billie Eilish.

10. What emotions do you feel most drawn to writing about?

              Oh goodness, writing ballads are something I was drawn to immediately; I grew up on bands like Air Supply and Bread. It’s heart-wrenching and we all love a good story.


You can follow loveart on Instagram @loveartband to follow their journey!