Nikki Wozzo is a solo Canadian rock, country, and metal artist from Calgary, AB Canada. Starting his solo career in Los Angeles, CA, Wozzo's solo work is a combination of Lynard Skynard meets, the Chris Stapleton, meets Stevie R. Vaughn. A real rocknroll virtuoso that’ll make you think he’s southern rock love child of Hank Williams Jr. and Van Halen. Wozzo was always inspired by music. After finishing high school, he attended the school of Audio Production & Recording Arts (APRA) in Calgary, Alberta. Where he studied production and recording arts in both film and music.
After APRA, he decided to pursue professional performance, and went to the sister school of Berklee school of music, Selkirk College in Nelson, BC Canada. Following that he travelled to the United Kingdom where he joined British heavy metal band Serpents Kiss from Middlesbrough, England, as a lead vocalist. Although Nikki was working in his dream industry, he felt that he needed more than just music in Canada and the U.K. so, he applied to Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA in Los Angeles. where he was expanding his knowledge of production, music, business, as well as studying to become a touring performer (Aka a hired gun).
During this time, he had applied for a work permit to live and stay in the United States and work as a fulltime musician. He was granted a one year OPT permit where he worked as a stage manager at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go, for the Ultimate Jam Nights owned by bass player Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, and much more. Then later applied for his first 3-year O-1 visa. He was than granted the O-1 for his extraordinary ability in his field of musicianship for the United States of America. Nikki currently as of 2023 has been living in Washington State with his wife on their Ranch, raising quarter horses, and being an active member in the music industry in the United States, Canada, and the UK. As well working alongside his fellow co-writer Will Philpot of Serpents Kiss continuing the legacy of British heavy metal, and his solo career as a country rock artist with standing member Raymond Miller. He also fills in as a session musician for many groups, artist, and more.
Nikki is and always will be a warming, and welcoming musician, and continues to live the dream as a musician in the industry of music in Canada, Europe, and the United States of America.
Ray Miller is a universal bass player, singer, guitarist and songwriter originally from Montreal, Canada. Starting out in Montreal as a teenager, Ray went on to play with numerous bands in that Quebec area. After relocating to Ontario, Ray toured with several local bands such as, Speakeasy, Illegal Limit Band, Smuggler’s Alley and BrainCase. It was in Ontario that Ray and some friends then formed Scribble and recorded an album.
After relocating to Alberta, Canada, Ray joined Greely Band and Broken Heroes at the same time! Despite the challenges of learning 2 different setlists simultaneously, Ray went on to play with both of those bands for 5 years. It was during this time that Ray became known as “Iron Man” after being attacked by a 100 lb pitbull resulting in 22 stiches in his left forearm. 10 hours after being released from the hospital, Ray performed with Greely Band at the Tamarack hotel in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. “It only hurts while I’m alive!” said Ray Miller from an interview that he had that same night. “it’s hard to play bass when you can’t feel your pinky!”
Despite, the numbness and pain, Ray played both nights, shocking his bandmates and earning the “Iron Man” title.
Ray continued playing with different bands in Alberta including Broken Heroes, Greely Band, Ugly Doris, The Doghouse Band and Direct In. Broken Heroes reformed in 2020 and that is where Ray met Nikki Wozzo. “Holy shit, he’s like the son I never wanted!”, said Ray after their first meeting. “Nikki likes all the same music that I do and he has the gift! After performing a couple of shows with Nikki I knew I wanted to write and perform with this guy! Ray has now added Nikki Wozzo & the Bad Whiskey band to his resume and still continues to run the stage with an extraordinary performing ability and thundering bass lines.