Holly And The Ivy: Retro Rocker Nick Waterhouse

If you haven’t heard of this great musician with great style, here’s a reminder to give him a listen.

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The June issue of GQ, while also including Justin Bieber, devotes a full-page profile to Nick Waterhouse, a Southern California singer and guitarist who takes his music clues from Buddy Holly and songwriters Leiber and Stoller.

As for his style clues, Waterhouse has this to say:

When I was younger, I read that Miles Davis wore Brooks Brothers shirts. He looked so subversive that I went out and bought one. Later I got a job there, totally for the discount. The best place to buy their stuff, though, is at Salvation Army. Old men die and their fifty Brooks Brothers shirts sell for ninety-nine cents apiece.

What does he sound like? Press play to find out. — CC

9 Comments on "Holly And The Ivy: Retro Rocker Nick Waterhouse"

  1. That cat has style!

  2. Chris Sharp | May 21, 2012 at 11:26 am |

    I like his sound. Everyone notice that the second video seems to be a bit of an homage to the grind house.

  3. Vittorio Affanculo | May 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    Buddy Holly? What the hell are you on about?

  4. If only the Salvation Army were that cheap

  5. I’ve always had a sense of pride about my spreading the ivy look to the local hobo community.

  6. Ralflorins | May 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm |

    Subdivisions of The Look:

    Trad
    Ivy League
    Preppy
    Salvation Army aka Hobo

  7. Hell Yeah!!! I knew about Waterhouse, but haven’t thought of him in several years. His sound has it all over the overproduced, corporate, thumping digital dreck that passes for popular music in 2020.

  8. Ewwww.

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