Nick Tolford & Company are an eight-piece rock ‘n’ roll band from Columbus, Ohio. Led by Nick Tolford on vocals and Rhodes, the band also features Julian Dassai (guitar), Brian Travis (bass), Mike O’Shaughnessy (drums), and four backup singers: Katie Gartin, Leslie Jankowski, Cecil Moore III, and Robin Joos. A virtual who’s who of the Columbus rock scene, members of the band have played in The Slide Machine, Church of the Red Museum, El Jesus de Magico, Brainbow, and with national hip hop act Blueprint.
Formed in 2009, Nick Tolford & Company draw influence from the sounds of Stax, Motown, and Columbus’ own Capsoul Records, delivering songs that span the spectrum from sweat-soaked rock ‘n’ roll to blood-and-guts soul crooners. Passionate, energetic and upbeat, Nick Tolford & Company teeter on the edge between raw soul electricity and punk rock abandon.