VOCALS, PIANO, GUITAR, FX
“For me, songs are like a musical exorcism—they come out screaming and I interpret them later on,” chuckles 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 are juried members of the Kentucky Performing Arts Directory and have a great deal of touring and live performance experience. Some notable shows and venues include Bourbon and Beyond, Old Forester's Paristown Hall, opening for Moon Taxi, Great Day Live, KY Crafted - The Market, Exit/In, Headliners Music Hall, Balcony TV, Speed Art Museum, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Waterfront Wednesday - twice, opening for Lissie and the Weeks - 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.
Live performance vid (More Live Videos on the Listen/Watch page of this site)
Music Vid, oldie but a goodie (pre-Andrew and Jailynn)