For all general inquiries and booking please contact us
Phone: Thomas Mann 970.729.2408
Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age, centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence, and sustainability.
With a strong foundation of musicians, Thomas Mann on bass, Michael Gomberg on drums, David Christeson on keys, Dustin Wilson on guitar, Jonathan Barfield on percussion, Jeff Guiterrez on tenor saxophone, Sam Kelly on baritone saxophone and Chris Ross on trumpet, the musical sense and rhythm is solid allowing for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra to sweep you away into the niceness that is abounding. Some of the members of the band have been playing together for over 20 years.
Niceness frequently collaborates with new artists always keeping their sound fresh and upbeat. They have graced the stages at numerous Western Slope Festivals including Telluride's Ride Fest, Dolores River Fest and Carbondale's Mountain Fair among others.
They released their debut album, SUNSHINE in the beginning of the year.
"Our goal as a band is to spread positive vibrations through our music, sharing words of wisdom and gratitude to inspire and empower our fellow brothers and sisters to know thyself and to stand in truth and love."
Genre: Reggae, World Music
Years Together: since 2014
Influences: Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Groundation, Sizzla
Members of Niceness:
Current Projects: "Sunshine" 2016
"I’ve seen many reggae bands throughout the years, and these guys are in my Top 3 favorite bands I’ve seen in my entire life, along with Jimmy Cliff and Ziggy Marley."
- Kathrine Warren, PR & Marketing Director at the Sheridan Opera House
"Skin-tight classic reggae arrangements and smoking originals. One of my new favorite bands!" - KDUR Radio, Rasta Stevie, Heart Beat of Zion
“Niceness, conscious roots reggae and perhaps the hottest band out of Telluride since the legendary 8750.” - DGO Mag, Bryant Liggett