It’s very rare that you meet an artist, and within minutes, you can say “This guy/girl is a Star”, but when you meet Nick Perri, it’s very easy to see why he is considered one of the hottest lead guitarists in Rock right now. The man who set up this interview is an amazing and accomplished musician himself and said to me, “Nick Perri is a star! He’s already one of the biggest and most respected young names out there playing”. Speaking of which, he has only been playing for 11 years (He signed his first record deal with the Godfather of record execs, Clive Davis), and since then has only played lead guitar for some of the biggest names in Rock and built a resume that is equal to some of the biggest names in the Biz who have been doing it for decades!! Did I also forget to mention that his sister is also one of the hottest and most well known singers in the world right now, Christina Perri, who’s hit “Jar Of Hearts” is in contention for song of the year right now, been featured on Fox’s hit show Glee, and who used to tag along with Nick on tour before she became a mega star herself.
Nick Perri is the former lead guitarist for the multi-platinum bands/artists: Shinedown (They only sold over 8 million albums in the last decade with a slew of hits!!), Perry Farrell (The iconic lead singer of Hall Of Fame group Jane’s Addiction, who also just happened to create and still runs Lollapalooza), Matt Sorum (Famous for his 7-year stint in Guns N’ Roses and Supergroup Velvet Revolver, which comprises former Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Slash) and the highly successful group SilverTide (Who played with bands like Van Halen, Motley Crue, and Velvet Revolver just to name a few). In 2010, with former SilverTide lead vocalist Walt Lafty, he announced his new project, SINAI, which is a return to his creative roots and beginnings in music. Oh, and did I forget to mention that in 2011, Nick debuted his own brand of boutique electric guitars under his brand PERRI INK. (I’ve linked the site here because the guitars he makes are efffiinn’ amazing and all of Kade Nation needs to check it out), and started releasing Instrumental singles under NICK PERRI MUSIC.
Here he takes a few minutes before boarding a flight to LA, to sit down with the “King Of Kamelot”, and discuss his new project SINAI, what it was like to play with Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and mega group ShineDown, having a sister who has become one of the most well known singers in the world in Christina Perri, his passion for creating amazing custom guitars, and what lies ahead for one of the hottest young guitarists in Rock…He’s an amazingly fun and articulate interview so enjoy!!!