Nick started playing guitar at 6 years old and began writing original tunes at the age of 11. As a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist who’s biggest influences include the Beatles, Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Led Zeppelin, Nick also enjoys the modern day influences of Cage The Elephant, Ed Sheeran, and the Black Keys. He is fortunate enough to have played with Chuck Leavell and Bobby Keys of the Rolling Stones, and was personally encouraged by Col. Bruce Hampton to meet and play music with fellow young guitarist Brandon Niederauer. Since the formation of the band, Nick has explored the depths of rock, pop, blues, and funk, and enjoys blending them together in his own unique and individual style. His passion for songwriting, combined with his strong vocals and rhythmic guitar playing, perfectly tie together the original music that is Lions On The Moon.
“Stay in school, Learn from the world.”
Brandon Niederauer "Taz" // Lead Guitar, Vocals
At the age of 8, Brandon found his calling to pick up the electric guitar; more recently, he has begun singing and songwriting. The playing of Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and the funk sounds of New Orleans have inspired him to feel music while playing it. After appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, he built a reputation in the music scene that has led him to play alongside some of the greatest musicians of our time, including nearly all members of the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clark Jr., Luther Dickinson, Eric Krasno, Ivan & Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Leo Nocentelli and has appeared on stage with bands including, The Gregg Allman Band, Umphrey’s, McGee, Lettuce, Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and many more.
Still a young kid, but with exceptional experiences under his belt, Brandon says the best thing to ever happen to him is stepping into the studio with Lions On The Moon. Living out his dream to create original music with his talented musician friends while still having fun as a kid, has become a journey that dreams are made of.
“Live Life. Be Amazing.”
Dylan Niederauer // Bass, Vocals
Dylan started playing the double bass in the grammar school orchestra. When his brother Brandon picked up the electric guitar, he decided to try the electric bass; the brothers have been playing together as a strong duo ever since. His biggest influences are Oteil Burbridge and Doug Wimbish who he has worked closely with, Les Claypool, Berry Oakley, and the new Jamtronica sounds of Pretty Lights, Conspirator, The Floozies, and RJD2. While locking in the beat and laying down a musical foundation, Dylan inserts melodic fills that intertwine with the vocals and guitar leads, adding a dynamic counterpoint to their original music. His dream is to attend Berklee College of Music and further diversify his talents that will lead him to win a Grammy with Lions On The Moon. If Dylan doesn’t have a joke for you, he’s got a smile.
Henry Thomas // Drums
For as long as anyone can remember, Henry has been drumming. Blessed with an innate sense of rhythm and timing, his formal instruction began at age 8 under noted professional Bill Cerulli. Last summer, Henry received an impromptu lesson from legendary Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, guidance he puts to good use every time Lions on the Moon busts out their version of "Whipping Post." Additional influences range from Tal Bergman and Charlie Watts to Chad Smith and David Grohl. Henry is the strength and backbone of Lions On The Moon and stands taller than the rest of the band both figuratively and physically. When he joined the band as its last member, the group agreed that they had found their John Bonham. In 2013, Henry was the youngest of three winners in a town-wide talent competition, performing an original drum solo entitled “Less is More.” With a passion for both music and nature, Henry hopes to play at the Beacon Theater in NYC one day and ultimately play enough gigs to support his fly-fishing habit.