Mondo.NYC 2021 Showcase Artist
NYC-based band Nicotine Dolls was formed in 2017 when lead vocalist Sam Cieri and lead guitarist John Hays decided to form a band after meeting on tour. Bassist John Merritt and drummer Abel Tabares joined quickly after. The band has spent the past four years recording and releasing music (produced by Greg Giorgio and Eric Sanderson) as well as producing their videos. DIY touring and countless NYC shows are always left shaking from the band's emotional raw and energetic performances. Balancing genre fluidity between alt-rock, pop and some bits in between, the band's music is always rooted in honesty and the simple complexities of being a person.