Freehand Hostel

Nicky Blitz

A few weeks back we had the chance to catch the infectious tunes of SoCal native slash Miami favorite, Nicky Blitz live in our lobby. (You may not know him, but odds are you’re familiar with his addictively catchy piano riffs featured in commercials for both Honda and Microsoft.)  His upbeat blend of pop, punk and electronic jams were the perfect soundtrack to a carefree night of kicking back and enjoying great company. After the show, we caught up with Nicky over a couple Broken Shaker cocktails to chat artistic inspiration, music and Miami.

Freehand Miami: What are the most significant influences on your creative process?

Nicky Blitz: My surroundings, the weather and time of day.

Describe your musical style in 3 words.

ABRA CA DABRA

Where’s your favorite venue to play?

Merriweather Post Pavilion or Tree House Stage near D.C. during The Sweetlife Festival.

What tracks are you listening to on repeat right now?

My Kind of Woman by Mac Demarco

Days Are Gone by HAIM

Slippin by Quadron

Any guilty pleasures?  

Always by Erasure

23 by Mike Will Made It

What are your all-time favorite spots to hang out in Miami?

Sweat Records, Broken Shaker, Radio, Cafe Mistral and The Florida Keys.

If you could hang out with anyone, living or dead, real or imaginary at The Broken Shaker, who would it be?

Roy Alpert (below left) and Scott Storch