Bass Guitar – Bart Koenders
Drums – Silvio Souren
Electric Guitar – Gordon Smith
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Ben Berendsen
Harmonica – Rob Jeukens
Lead Vocals – Mario Nagtzaam
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Saxophone – Nicko Christiansen
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Dennis Geraads
Born in 1950, he became known in 1967 with the legendary blues band Livin’Blues (with his mate John Lagrand, harmonica). With hits such as Wang Dang Doodle and L.B. Boogie became famous in the Netherlands and abroad.
Initially guitarist and singer, Nicko later also specialized in the saxes,
percussion and he wrote both the lyrics and the music of his later albums. His musical projects can be found under names such as the Nicko C. Band, Himalaya, Hypnoclan, Dr. Bongobrain, the Freelance Band, Bluessummit. Over the years he remained faithful to the music and style of the Livin’Blues and in the current line-up,
under the name Livin’Blues Xperience, a new CD “This is the time” was released at the end of 2008. LBX is alive and kicking and can be admired on stages in the Netherlands and abroad, where the band appears to have "cult status".
In addition to playing and teaching Nicko is working on a book with a glimpse into his adventures from the world of Rock’n Roll. The release of this is expected in the second half of 2009.
In the summer of 2008, Nicko started seriously with his drawing talents for the first time and found a whole new inspiration in this (with the help of his friend - master painter - Marcellus Hoornweg). It got him in such a way that he works daily and has integrated it into his busy life.
The recurring symbolism in his work refers to his curiosity about other worlds and cultures and his practice of the tai chi. His authentic design and use of color make his work particularly recognizable. He works with acrylic paint,
textile markers and waterproof markers and knows how to put his own ideas on canvas from the outset.
He also works on wood (panels, furniture, guitars, clogs) and makes artworks from shoes, all kinds of clothing and musical instruments.
On special request he paints your things (in a very broad sense) that are a colorful Nicko C.-
could use refurbishment.