Ty Koch, vocals and Nico Rhodes, keyboard perform a mix of everything from Classical art song, musical theatre favourites, crooner tunes, popular ballads, original songs with a blues vibe and vintage rock & roll! Ty & Nico just returned from a tour of northern British Columbia in February and are delighted to perform at the Duncan Showroom later this month.
Ty Koch is a young singer based in Vancouver, Canada that performs a variety of musical genres including blues, rock, and classical music. He began song writing at the age 17 performing with his friends. Over the last few years, Ty has been working with several artists performing and recording at theatres, local clubs and festivals including the Nanaimo Big Band Festival and on two Rise Up Reality TV Tours which can be viewed on Roku TV. Ty has recorded and released two songs: Go to War and Waiting to Be Found.
Nico Rhodes is a genre jumping, multilingual musician who collaborates with other artists and artforms to experience and explore music in as many styles as possible. Growing up touring around the globe surrounded by artists and the world of theatre - he is equally comfortable playing jazz, classical, funk or roots music, orchestrating a symphony, writing musicals, and conducting choirs. He begins his day with an expresso and practicing his Japanese, the language he is currently embracing. Nico Rhodes is one of the most in demand young arranger/musical directors in Canada, with 40 stage musicals to his credit. He’s written 400+ original compositions, four original musicals and arranged two symphonic pops concerts. He’s been nominated for two Jessie and five Ovation Awards and in 2019 was honoured with Nanaimo’s Emerging Cultural Leader Award. He composes for stage, screen and media, works with multiple choirs, plays with several jazz trios and tours in a duo with his mother, renowned chanteuse Joelle Rabu. In 2022, Nico created a new show entitled Piano Heist which showcases the piano for the last 300 years – he also produced the Chapter’s Project - a series of four multi-artist multi-genre concerts at The Port Theatre in Nanaimo.
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