“For me, songs are like a musical exorcism—they come out screaming and I interpret them later on,” says Nick Hill, of the award-winning Louisville, Ky.-based quartet Phourist & the Photons. They are known for their adventurous musical arrangements flanking undeniable pop-rock hooks. Personnel includes Andrew Critchelow (electric guitar, ambient sounds), Scott Boice (drums, drum machines, ambient sounds), Jailynn Noel (bass, harmony vocals, strings) and Nick Hill (songwriting, vocals, piano, guitar, ambient sounds).
The band has a great deal of touring and live performance experience. Some notable local shows include Great Day Live, KY Crafted - The Market, Balcony TV, Waterfront Wednesday - twice - and 91.9 WFPK’s Live Lunch - also twice. In 2022, the group won the Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Award for Best Pop and were nominated for a Louisville Music Award in the Avant Garde/Jazz category back in 2017.
Minimal Technical Requirements
Sound: two-three vocal mics, mics on drums and amps, guitar and piano DIs, power outlet