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Members
Nico Backton: guitars, cigarbox, piano & lead vocals
Chris Michel: bass & backings
François Miniconi: drums, cajon & backings
Hometown France / Belgium, based in Perpignan
Record Label Naked Productions

Biography

Nico Backton & Wizards of Blues is considered by specialized critics and press as one of the best acoustic Blues bands on the French Scene. They played on most of the biggest french Blues-Festivals all over France, like Blues sur Seine, Blues en V.O., Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre, Europa Blues Night, Europa Jazz Festival Blues Tour, Jazz sous les Pommiers, Blues en Loire, Andernos Jazz and many more, shared the main scene at the Cahors Blues Festival 2009 with the biggest american Bluesartists from the "Chicago Living History Tour" amongst others...

After the big succes of their album "Back Door Blues", Nico & Wizards came back with the album "Blues on my Front Door" which has known the same succes and new amazing critics. Their album "Roots and Stories" released end 2009 confirmed their status, and is distribued all over Europe by Naked Productions.

Nico Backton solo:
1996 "Yazoo River Blues" (Productions Mauvaises Langues")
Nico Backton & Wizards of Blues:
2005 "Back Door Blues" (Blue Jazz Vibes Productions)
2007 "Blues on My Front Door" (Blue Jazz Vibes Productions)
2009 "Roots and Stories" (Naked Productions)


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