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Nicholas Megalis: 'The Phrase'

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Nicholas Megalis writes piano driven rock songs about the mundane. While he lists influences like Japanese pop music and the wind in October, his songs are weighted with powerful, bluesy vocals and a warped sense of storytelling.

Megalis' five-song, self-released CD offers a consistent energy with Nicholas expressing frustration on songs such as "The Phrase." His gifts on piano are clear on the the impressive first track "Caroline." Nicholas' forceful singing has an effortless vibrato that recalls a young, raw David Bowie.

The young Cleveland musician has been playing music for two years and has already started working on another full length to be completed in January. Nicholas has also been featured in Spin Magazine and Cleveland's "25 Pop Music Acts That Matter."