Meditate in Nick Anderson's Direction for Your Christmas Party

Rachel Chipp

The first time I was lucky enough to discover the unique voice of Nick Anderson was as I was strolling through Queen Victoria Market one sunny Saturday. I had just bought a bag of hot jam doughnuts from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen Van that draws people from far and wide.

As soon as I started to enjoy devouring them, I was drawn to a powerhouse of a voice that was coming from the stage outside the market. I gravitated towards this sound that was pulling me like a magnet, to see Nick Anderson fronting his band, Velvet Archers. He was belting ‘You’re the One that I Want’ with such incredible power that I stopped in my tracks and just watched and listened in awe, absolutely transfixed by his performance.

It’s a real testament to a singer when they can transform a popular song and make it their own and that’s exactly what Nick Anderson does. Check out his version of the song as he performs it with Velvet Archers.

Nick Anderson also performs as a solo singer. His repertoire contains an appealing choice of fun, uptempo songs such as Australia’s unofficial national anthem, ‘Down Under’ by Men at Work, ‘YMCA’ and ‘Tribute’ by Tenacious D that will get everyone singing and dancing along at your Christmas party.

When Nick belts anthems such as ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, everyone is unable to resist stopping to sing along at the top of their lungs. While his haunting version of ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen, which has become associated with Christmas due to its secular hymn qualities, will give you goosebumps.

Nick has a range of exciting songs on his palette that he transforms into a folk rock style, including songs that you would not have imagined possible, from Taylor Swift’s uptempo ‘Shake it Off’ to the Eurodance reggae-fusion of ‘Coco Jamboo’! 

So meditate in Nick Anderson’s direction for your Melbourne Christmas party for a rip-roaring time!


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