Nico & Jeff
“As a couple, they’re almost Disney-themed cute.”
Nico Brennan is a dynamically gifted singer who is best known for her work as the lead singer for Calgary’s "Dino Martinis", with whom she released 3 critically acclaimed albums and 2 award winning videos. Nico has delighted audiences across Canada and the United States, performing in such music festivals as the Montreal Jazz Festival and South by Southwest. Nico released her debut solo album “The Dream Factory” in March 2019.
Jeff Kushner has been making music in Calgary for over 2 decades. Jeff is a skilled singer-songwriter and guitar-player, whose talents have been showcased in several Calgary musical projects including The Funeral Factory, Talking Dog, and The Annual Springsteen Show at the Ironwood Stage and Grill. He is an engaging performer with a welcoming presence. He will be releasing his third album with The Beagle Ranch in 2021.
Nico & Jeff first broke onto the Calgary scene in late 2019 and have been enjoying the adventure so far. Since their inception they have played all kinds of shows in and around Calgary including various music venues, house concerts, and private events. They were featured in Alberta Music’s “Cold Hands Warm Heart” virtual concert series and they have also been enjoying success as the creators of “Happy Hour @ Home” which is a weekly live stream where they entertain audiences from around the world by playing an eclectic mix of music while also taking requests on the spot.
“It’s a true pleasure watching them take musical risks, scrolling their tablet for lyrics and chords to songs requested on the spot, then playing those with a perfect, slap hazard mix of expertise and experimentation. So from Across the Universe to Something Stupid, from In Spite of Ourselves to Does Your Mother Know?, there’s no pretentiousness, no musical snobbery. Just fun. Just joy.”
Mary-Lynn Wardle, The YYScene, April 2020