Singer/songwriter John Thayer is a seasoned artist in the Indie Pop scene. The Portland, Oregon, native has worked with some of the best in the business including mixing engineer Greg Collins in Los Angeles (U2, Matchbox Twenty, No Doubt); emerging producer/engineer Micah Tawlks, owner of Peptalk Studio in Nashville, TN; and Rob Daiker, an established producer/engineer and owner of The Commune in Portland, OR.
Thayer’s sound has evolved. His debut album “Letting Go” (2000) and “Ideology” (2007) evoke pop rock sensibilities, letting the guitar take center stage. “Laurel Street” (2013) had Thayer really coming into his new signature sound, incorporating more strings and synthesizers and pivoting into Indie Pop territory. “Take It Back” (2015) continued that legacy for a more eclectic sound. “Face to Face” (2016) was more in your face. Recently Thayer has been releasing upbeat singles — such as “You Can Lean On Me” (2017), “Don’t Ask Me Why” (2018), and “Carry Me Through” (2021) — to much play on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.
Thayer has recently released his newest three-song EP titled “Don’t Look Back.”
Thayer’s younger brother is Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist in the Hall of Fame rock ’n’ roll band KISS.
Nicole DeCosta is a TV host and producer with Portland’s CW, sharing colorful conversations with wave makers as well as celebrity exclusives. She also contributes to KOIN (Portland, Oregon’s CBS affiliate). Nicole blends spunky charm with polished professionalism in front of the lens and on the red carpet. And her New Year’s Eve events attract hundreds. She’s interviewed hundreds of celebrities for TV, radio, and print outlets.
Throughout her career, she’s nabbed 35 state and national journalism awards.
Nicole lives in color. You name it, she’s done it: served as Associate Editor of the Portland Tribune newspaper (120,000 circulation), spoken at universities about journalism, become a “get out and go” entertainment expert on TV and on the radio (KOIN, Portland’s CW, KPAM AM 860), starred in national TV commercials, voiced radio campaigns, released two albums, written thousands of newspaper articles, launched the lifestyle brand Nic&Amy, and won a karaoke contest on a cruise ship.
Nicole’s easygoing nature and infectious enthusiasm has helped raise thousands for charity, nab top hosting gigs, and become a connector in the community.
She is known for her “CWhat’s” lifestyle segments, “6 Things” weekly event round-up segments, red carpet interviews, and celebrity exclusives.
Nicole will outwork anyone, on any given day. She’s passionate about storytelling. She sees the good in people, always is up for adventure, and often falls asleep on the couch.
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