Bootleg Theater Presents
Entrance, Nik Freitas
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Music maker. Canadian born. Debut album coming soon!
Originally a solo effort of Guy Blakeslee that started in the early 2000s in Chicago. Over the years the project gradually morphed into a group and in 2009 the name The Entrance Band was adopted officially.
Nik Freitas is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, CA. A self taught musician and engineer, Nik records and plays everything on his albums. He has released 6 records since 2002, and just finished his 7th entitled 'New to Here' due out in 2015.
Nik has toured his own music extensively and has been the opening act on many U.S./European tours for such bands as Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Rilo Kiley, Azure Ray, and The Submarines.
In early 2008, Nik became a member Conor Oberst's Mystic Valley Band. Freitas played guitar on and toured for Oberst's 2008 self titled solo album, and 2009's 'Outer South', including having two of his own songs featured on the album.
In 2010 Nik joined the live performing band for the Danger Mouse and James Mercer project Broken Bells, and spent the year playing guitar on the road with the band. At home in L.A. Nik writes and records at his home studio called Poppy Peak and has had his songs featured on Film ('The One I Love', 'Devolved') Television shows on FOX (New Girl, Ben & Kate) MTV ( Real World, Teen Mom, Slednecks, Viva la Bam) and HBO (Sleeper Cell).
Freitas has also had the opportunity to work at other studios on larger productions, most notably playing guitar on The Shins record "Port of Morrow". Always up for taking a break from the studio, Nik also keeps busy on the road playing drums forJenny Lewis in 2012 (west coast tour) Bass for Johnathan Rice in 2013 (US tour) and Bass for M. Ward in 2014 (Australia, Europe, and Eastern U.S).
Look for the new album 'New to Here' and other recording from Nik in 2015.