Nick Valensi

Nick Valensi



Nicholas "Nick" Valensi (born January 16, 1981) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and session musician. He is most famous for his role as lead and rhythm guitarist, as well as occasional backing vocalist and mellotron player, in the American rock band The Strokes. Valensi has also worked as a songwriter and session guitarist with various artists, including Sia, Blondie, Brody Dalle, Regina Spektor and Kate Pierson. In 2013, he founded side-project CRX, for which he acts as singer, songwriter and lead and rhythm guitarist. Their debut album, New Skin, was released on October 28, 2016.



The Strokes
New Skin
New Skin is the debut album by American rock band CRX. It was released on October 28, 2016.
1000 Forms of Fear
1000 Forms of Fear is the sixth studio album by Australian singer Sia.

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Album of the Month: The Strokes ‘Is This It’
  –  October 2, 2017
This creative fireball was sparked when a few members were adolescents. Frontman Julien Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti initially met at Dwight High School on the upper-west side of NYC. They grew up listening to ...
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  –  September 29, 2017
July 27 at 9:59 a.m. Surf Curse, The Buttertones and CRX, featuring The Strokes' Nick Valensi, are also on deck for the free four-day festival. July 13 at 7:48 a.m. L.A. Weekly and Champion City's monthly mixtape series returns, with new tracks from ...
a new book examines the 00s nyc music scene, one that would ultimately spawn generation hipster
  –  September 27, 2017
"We got a couple more borrowed years of freedom as a result of [9/11]," she continues, herself a familiar face during the period, who worked with Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi in a restaurant before becoming a Spin music writer. "The iceberg had hit the ...
There Was a Queso Fountain at the Bàco Cookbook Party Because That's How Josef Centeno Rolls
  –  September 25, 2017
One of Centeno's pals, Nick Valensi from The Strokes, performed outside with his new band CRX. But the brightest shining star of the blowout bash at downtown L.A.'s Bar Ama might have been the mindblowing queso fountain. Centeno is from San Antonio ...
  –  September 22, 2017
LA rockers CRX promptly destroyed their show at the mainstage as frontman Nick Valensi brought dark, sultry vocals and an excellent range to their shred-heavy set – particularly on opener “Broken Bones,” which yanked everyone’s attention off their ...
25 bands that formed in high school or college
  –  September 9, 2017
Casablancas then met Nick Valensi and Fab Moretti years later while attending Dwight School in Manhattan. Casablancas was eventually sent to a Swiss boarding school and met guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. there. Hammond eventually found himself in New York ...

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