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Nicholas Ryan “Nick” Waterhouse (born February 8, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles.

He is a guitarist and singer known for a sound rooted in rhythm & bluesjazz, and soul.

Waterhouse was born in Santa Ana, California. He was raised in Huntington Beach, California, the son of a fireman and a saleswoman.

He took up guitar at age 12.

As a young teen he found himself more interested in increasingly obscure and eclectic Americana outside of the pop and contemporary rock of his peers.

He has cited Bert BernsMose AllisonJohn Lee HookerVan Morrison, …

… and a reading of Peter Guralnick‘s portrait of Dan Penn as early influences in his musical development.

Waterhouse started his career as guitarist and singer-songwriter with Intelligista (2002–2003), a combo compared to the Animals and High…

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