- Composition, Mixing, and Music Production in Berklee Online;
- Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Los Angeles;
- Workshops with renowned national and international artists like Scott Henderson, Allen Hinds, Edu Ardanuy, Fábio Adour, etc;
- Participated in several Youtube channels like "Nossa Toca", "Rec n' Play", "Na Vera".
- Guitar Bachelor at UNIVALI
- Singer, guitar player, songwriter, and producer of his band Scarlett (BR)
- Opened for Kiss in Bucharest in 2022 with Deep Waters
Born with an innate passion for music, Nicolas Fresard has been on a lifelong journey of artistic exploration and self-discovery. From a young age, he found solace and inspiration in the melodies that surrounded him, and it was through the guitar that he began to channel his creative energy.
Nicolas's fascination with music took root when he discovered his uncanny ability to effortlessly remember the lyrics of his favorite songs. This deep connection with music sparked a keen interest in mastering the guitar, and he found himself mesmerized by the legendary solos of guitar virtuosos like Blackmore, Iommi, Page, and Hendrix. These influential figures ignited a fire within Nicolas, revealing a profound sense of purpose and guiding him toward his true calling.
At the age of 12, Nicolas embarked on his musical journey by learning to play the acoustic guitar. Within a year, his dedication and passion led him to pick up the electric guitar, marking a significant milestone in his pursuit of musical excellence. For the next three years, he diligently honed his skills, drawing inspiration from friends and exploring the vast realms of music on his own.
However, Nicolas's thirst for knowledge and a deeper understanding of music eventually led him to a crucial turning point. At the age of 15, he made the pivotal decision to study music formally, recognizing the importance of a solid foundation in music theory, harmony, and improvisation. This marked a profound shift in his musical growth, enabling him to immerse himself in workshops, expand his musical horizons, and establish a more profound connection with his craft.
As time passed, Nicolas's talent as a guitarist blossomed, and he found himself performing alongside various bands, delving into the realms of hard rock and progressive rock. Yet, there was an unexplored facet of his musicality waiting to be discovered. It was during an awe-inspiring journey across Europe that his dormant vocal abilities began to awaken. Prioritizing versatility and realizing the need to expand his creative palette, Nicolas embraced the role of a singer, adding a new dimension to his artistic expression.
Upon returning to his native Brazil, Nicolas wasted no time in making his mark on the vibrant music scene. He graced numerous venues, bars, pubs, and events, effortlessly captivating audiences with his emotive performances. With unwavering determination and a deep love for his craft, Nicolas made music his primary source of income at the remarkably young age of 19, solidifying his commitment to a life devoted to his passion.
Two years later, fate smiled upon Nicolas when he was offered the opportunity to become the guitarist and vocalist of a band named Scarlett. This exciting development marked a significant milestone in his career as he embarked on a transformative journey with the band. Together, they embarked on exhilarating tours across various cities in Brazil, paying homage to the timeless classics of rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Grand Funk, and Deep Purple. Their electrifying performances were met with resounding applause and admiration from music enthusiasts.
In 2016, Scarlett reached a new milestone with the release of their debut album. Recorded in a captivating live session at Café Maestro Studios in Itajaí, SC, the album showcased their original compositions, featuring four English and four Portuguese songs. Demonstrating his impeccable musicianship, Nicolas took charge of the album's production, meticulously recording and refining each track in the comfort of his own bedroom. The result was a powerful and immersive musical experience that resonated deeply with listeners, solidifying their place in the hearts of fans.
In pursuit of further artistic growth, Nicolas enrolled in college, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Guitar. The academic environment not only sharpened his technical skills but also fostered a vibrant community of like-minded musicians. It was
It was during his college years that Nicolas experienced a transformative period of personal and musical growth. Surrounded by a diverse community of fellow musicians, he formed valuable friendships and collaborations that would shape his artistic trajectory. One such significant connection was with Giba Moojen, the founder of the renowned YouTube channel "Nossa Toca." Recognizing Nicolas's exceptional talent, Giba invited him to be the channel's first featured performer.
With unwavering confidence and a passion for captivating audiences, Nicolas made his debut on "Nossa Toca" with a soul-stirring rendition of Seal's "Crazy." The video quickly gained traction, propelling Nicolas into the national and international spotlight. His heartfelt performance garnered widespread acclaim, opening doors to exciting job offers and opportunities for exposure on prestigious music television channels in Brazil. Through his compelling musical expression, Nicolas touched the hearts of viewers, leaving an indelible impression that solidified his position as a rising star in the music industry.
Now based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Nicolas continues to pursue his musical journey with unwavering determination. As a solo artist, he captivates audiences with his soulful and electrifying performances, infusing his signature style into every note he plays. Performing at renowned venues across LA and OC, he mesmerizes listeners with his unique blend of musicality, drawing from his rich influences of rock, blues, and soul. With each heartfelt performance, Nicolas shares his innermost emotions and experiences, forging a profound connection with his audience.
Meanwhile, Scarlett, the band that sparked Nicolas's musical transformation, is eagerly planning their venture into America. With their passion for Brazilian Rock 'n' Roll running deep, they are poised to bring their dynamic energy and infectious rhythms to international stages, showcasing the vibrant spirit of their music to a global audience.
As Nicolas Fresard continues to evolve as a musician and push the boundaries of his artistic expression, he remains committed to his lifelong pursuit of creating music that touches the souls of others. With a powerful voice, mastery of the guitar, and an unwavering devotion to his craft, Nicolas is poised to make an indelible mark on the world stage, sharing his love for music and inspiring audiences around the globe.
In 2019, Nicolas joined the Romanian band Deep Waters, known for their unique blend of prog rock and blues. They quickly gained recognition in the local music scene, opening for legendary band Kiss and sharing stages with artists like Eric Gales and Beth Hart. During this time, they also dedicated themselves to recording their highly anticipated debut album.
Deep Waters' journey was marked by memorable milestones. Opening for Kiss provided an unforgettable experience, fueling their passion for performance. Collaborations with esteemed musicians expanded their musical horizons, while their debut album, eagerly awaited by fans, showcased their dedication and creativity. Nicolas's time with Deep Waters not only allowed him to showcase his talents but also propelled his growth as an artist, leaving an indelible mark on his musical career.