Band Biography


Su Nichel is a collective founded by Dean Montanaro and Andrea Carta, whose core motivation lies in making music that can remind people of the power of child-like wonder and imagination. The band aims for a distinct sound, which spans from the vibrant, hectic syncopated beats of Andrea Carta, to the mellow, reminiscent melodies of Qualsevol Nit.


Thanks to the cultural melting pot that is the Codarts Academy of Arts, and the strong identity of the two co-leaders coming from the two Mediterranean islands of Malta and Sardinia, the music is also rich of ethnic influences, which we can hear in a song such as Venolouma, an arrangement of an Aka People song from South-Cameroon.  Among our more well-known influences we may count the drummer Mark Guiliana, Swedish double-bass player Petter Eldh, the Rotterdam based band Clod!, and Catalan songwriter Jaume Sisa .

“In an age where the power of child-like wonder and imagination is often dismissed, the mission of our music is to induce these states through colours, sounds and frequencies.“

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