Vancouver Island-based jazz soul group Nick La Riviere and The Best Laid Plans are back with ‘Where We Go’, the lead single from their new album Get Ready!, out now on all digital streaming platforms.
An accomplished trombonist who has toured internationally with bands such as the JUNO Award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, and 54-40, Nick La Riviere showcases his vocal AND trombone talents on the soulful piano driven pop track ‘Where We Go’.
“I wrote this song around the time that Spirit of the West frontman John Mann was struggling with Alzheimers,” says Nick La Riviere. “While I didn’t know him personally, I perform regularly with another Spirit member, Geoffrey Kelly, and heard about his struggles. The song is a personal take, stating that I want to achieve as much as I can with the time I have on this earth, and hopefully do something worth remembering, like he did, even if I can’t remember myself.
Nick La Riviere and The Best Laid Plans’ original music is influenced by artists like Trombone Shorty, Galactic, The Preservation Hall Band, and The Soul Rebels, to name a few. Their new album Get Ready! is full of pop and funk grooves with New Orleans style horns and an energy injection of wild solos. The band features Nick La Riviere on trombone and vocals, Miguel Valdes on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Attila Fias on keys and vocals, Louis Rudner on bass, and Alex Campbell on drums.
‘Where We Go’ is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. For more info, please visit bestlaidplansband.com