Alum Nick Waterhouse Brings Retro R&B Vibe, Literature Background

Thursday, December 01, 2016
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE -- “I went to school for literature,” says Waterhouse, who attended San Francisco State and graduated from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, “so I have this habit of having several books running in parallel. I’ll read a novel if I want to escape, and I’ll read nonfiction to get ideas, and ’'m usually reading a ton of articles.” He actually worked in journalism before this music thing took off, and it seems he made the right decision to leave it behind. With an ebullient cocktail of blue-eyed soul and retro cool, Waterhouse’s albums, all on Innovative Leisure Records, include 2012's “Time’s All Gone” and 2014’s “Holly.” His latest, “Never Twice,” was recorded in October 2015, with mixing done early this year. Capturing that warm, classic tone in the album's production wasn't easy.