Blending the good time vibes of roots music with a love for folk/rock, it is a diverse
pallet which Nieko draws from. Inspired by artists such as JJ Cale, Ryan Adams,
and Neil Young, It is the song and where it takes the listener that Nieko is most
interested in. Equally as inspired by the classics as he is contemporary sounds,
Nieko enjoys mashing the classics with modern era artists.
Having toured both nationally and internationally with his originals band Costa
Rae, Nieko has played premier venues and festivals such as Peats Ridge Festival
and Open arms and supported the likes of the Beautiful girls, Blue King Brown, Ash
Grunwald and Jeff Lang. As singer songwriter with Costa Rae, Nieko’s songs
have been played on JJJ, FBI, Rage and Max as well as featuring on several surf
On the solo front, Nieko has provided the soundtrack at some of Sydney’s &
Australian east coast premier venues such as the iconic Manly Wharf Hotel, The
Newport and Byron Bay Beach Hotel to name a few. Having held long term
residencies at Deck 23 (Dee Why), the Hold (Manly) and Pontoon (Cockle Bay
Wharf), Nieko’s music provides the perfect backdrop to your Sunday afternoon or
relaxed function.

JJ Cale – After Midnight, Magnolia, Crazy Mama
Jack Johnson – Better Together, Upside Down, Mudfootball, Taylor, Flake, Staple It Together,
Angel, Sittin’, Waitin’, Wishin’  
Cold Play – Don’t Panic
Pearl Jam – Elderly Woman, Daughter
Nirvana – Polly, Come As You Are
Ben Harper – Burn One Down, Gold To Me, Burn To Shine, Brown Eyed Blue, Steal My Kisses,
Salmonella Dub – Long Time  
Major Lazer – Get Free
Pete Murray – Opportunity, So Beautiful
Ray Lamontagne – You Can Bring Me Flowers, Beg Steal Or Borrow
Willie Nelson – Georgia On My Mind, Still Moving  
Finley Quaye – Ultra Stimulation, Love Gets Sweeter
The Beatles – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Get Back, Here Comes The Sun
Janes Addiction – Jane Says, Ocean Size
Eric Clapton – Layla, Cocaine
Green Day – Good Riddance, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Morcheeba – By The Sea
Imagine Dragons – Demons
The National -anyones Ghost
Dixie Chicks – Lullaby
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy, You’re The One
Ryan Adams – Bad Blood (Taylor Swift Cover), Lucky Now, Am I Safe

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