One and Forever Love By Nick Dukas
WTSB Interview – Nick’s November 17th performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall
The following is WTSB’s interview for Nick’s Friday, November 17th performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Theater. Participating in the interview is Margaret Word Burnside, who will be Master of Ceremonies for the show with Aaron R. Fodiman. The show will commence at 7:30 P.M. Click on the image to watch the interview.
September 10, 2017
The manufacturing of my new CD “Through Their Eyes” has been completed by Bison Disc in Winter Park, FL. I am delighted to have had the joy of the multi-talented saxophonist Michael Lington join me on this new original title song. Some of Michael’s numerous achievements include performing for President Bill Clinton, having top hits on Billboard, and performing over 350 shows together with Michael Bolton in over 40 countries. Please stay tuned for more upcoming press releases.
Friday, November 17, 2017 – 7:30 P.M
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February, March And April 2017
In the recording studio – Nick will be recording three new original tunes at LaLa Mansion in Tampa.
Nick’s new release, “Somebody Loves You” is on sale now at Barnes & Noble, Clearwater.
January 2017 Update
Nick’s original song, “WRAP YOU UP FOR CHRISTMAS!” was recorded by EileMonty, an actress, singer, voice actress & artist from the United Kingdom. Performing with her is Gabe Brown. Their version can be heard on YouTube!
December News Update
For the fourth time, Nick Dukas’ original music was a Global Music Awards winner. For his new hit song, “Somebody Loves You,” Nick was awarded a Bronze Medal for three categories:
- Male Vocalist
September 20, 2016, Three Times Global Music Awards Winner
The Global Music Awards announced that Nick Dukas has won the following Silver Medal for his outstanding holiday musical achievement:
- Holiday Music
- Vocal Duo (Nick Dukas and Jennifer Morrison)
- Lyrics/Songwriting (Nicholas Dukas, Anthony Little and Jennifer Morrison)
Tampa Bay Magazine, September / October 2016
Now available on iTunes and Amazon in time for this Holiday Season!
Nick’s Christmas music is also available at Robert’s Christmas Wonderland, 2951 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater, FL – (727) 797-1660 and the Christmas Days Store in Arlington, VT – 802-362-2516.
Additionally, Nick’s Christmas music is available at Antonia’s Gifts and also Gift World, 501 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Phone: 727-937-4777
Mr. Randy Rumore, General Manager, Sam Ash,923 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL (727) 725-8062) pictured with Nick Dukas on November 20, 2016. Sam Ash will be playing Nick’s new Christmas songs, “Wrap you up for Christmas” and “This is Christmas” through their store’s music system throughout the Holidays.
You won’t be able to stop tapping your toes as Nick turns in his best performance ever. Of the 11 songs on this CD, 9 are well known songs that Nick has added his special touch to, the other 2 works are new and original.
Morrison shares the spotlight with Nick on the vocals. “Mr. Moon” has a catchy melody that should become a cross-over hit.
The second of the original songs is a testament to love entitled “One and Forever Love” that was written by Nick, Anthony Little and Doug Shawe. 20 top-flight musicians, such as keyboardist, percussionists and pianist Bobby G. Summers, provide the instrumentation for this album that is filled with magical moments that range from Nick’s singing to jazzy instrumentals.
-Aaron R. Fodiman, Editor/Publisher Tampa Bay Magazine
August News Update
Lisa Goodman, General Manager for “The Works Bakery Cafe, Manchester VT announced that Nick’s music, including his soon to be released two original Christmas songs will be played at all 8 of their locations. In addition to Manchester VT, other locations include: Brattleboro, VT, Keene, NH, Concord NH, Durham NH, Portsmouth, NH, Portland, Me and Amherst, MA.
Live Studio 10 TV Appearance – Friday August 19, 2016
Nick appeared on Studio 10 Live, CBS Channel 10 in Tampa, FL. Show aired form 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
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July News Update
“One and Forever Love” is now available at “Turn It Up,” a well know and popular music store chain with locations in VT, NH and MA. More information available on our music store page.
Click here to see Nick perform his two original hit songs, “One and Forever Love” and “Mr. Moon, Take it Away for the 5th annual Rock and Roll Holiday Concert to benefit Toys for Tots.
May 2016 – Tampa Bay Magazine’s Best of 2016 Award. Nick’s “One and Forever Love” CD was named “Best Local CD!”
November 18, 2015, Disc Makers’ Design Studio Winner
Disc Makers’ Design Studio, in affiliation with Global Music Awards, has just released the two winners for the disc maker’s prize. The two winners are Nick Dukas (USA) and Katie Hardyman (Australia).
October 8, 2015, Twice Global Music Awards Winner
The Global Music Awards announced that Nick Dukas has won the following for his outstanding musical achievement:
Silver Medal Winner – Outstanding Achievement – One and Forever Love, lyrics (Nicholas Dukas, Anthony Little and Doug Shawe)
Bronze Medal Winner for male vocalist – “One and Forever Love and Mr. Moon (Take it Away).
The Global Music Awards is music’s golden seal of approval. According to their website, the judging standards are high and winning means the craft and creativity of the winning entries are outstanding.
Testimonial from Bobby G. Summers
Hi this is Bobby G. Summers former musical director for the Rev. Al Green and many other great musicians and bands. I had the opportunity to work with Nick Dukas on this CD and I must say what a wonderful experience it was. Everyone involved had a delightful time with Nick. He is a awesome person and his talents speak for themselves….
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Nick Dukas ‘One Forever Love’ – CD Review – July,28, 2015
Nick Dukas takes standard swing jazz and does it one better. He offers a cleverly creative twist on One & Forever Love by incorporating big band bravado with popular early rock & roll classics that’ll have you tap dancing down memory lane as you hum along with his warm, well-tempered voice. Read More.
Nick Dukas ‘One Forever Love’ – Top 5 Recognition, April 13, 2015
The One and Forever Love CD reached the Top 5 for Jazz on the CMJ Chart. Read More.
List of Songs
Mr. Moon (Take it Away)
Mr. Moon (Take it Away) original song was written by Anthony Little, Jennifer Day Morrison & Nick Dukas. A jazzy song with 3 horns, jazz guitar, piano, stand-up bass, jazz drums and duet with Nick & Jyn. David Manson directed the horn section. Stan Collins got a standing ovation in the recording studio for his piano work.
This song was done prior and made into hits by Dean Martin and also in 1960 by Bobby Rydell. This is my interpretation of the song which is closer to Bobby Rydell’s version. Jeff Smick of the Florida Orchestra on the violin did a superb job to enhance this song. Tanya Lewis’ mellifluous voice is captivating on this recording as it is on other songs on this CD.
One and Forever Love
A profound love song written by Anthony Little, Doug Shawe and Nick Dukas. An original recording with strings, a glockenspiel, beautiful background vocals by Doug Shawe and marvelous piano by Bobby G Summers former musical director for Rev Al Green. Boh Cooper added greatly with string arrangement.
Love Came to Me
One of my favorite tunes; it came out when I was in school and loved the song ever since. Originally done by Dion, it makes me think of Do Woop, the Bronx, and Happy Music.
Black Magic Woman
Carlos Santana, with his Gibson Les Paul, will always be held in high esteem for his contribution to rock n’ roll including this song Black Magic Woman. Jason Dukas did an excellent job on the guitar along with Bobby Summers on keyboard to capture that Latin sound and feel.
Another great Dion tune! He is still one of my favorite singers. A simple song, basic rock, with yearning for all teenagers that transcends time. Tanya Lewis did a superb job on backup vocals.
Volare also done by Bobby Rydell and before that Dean Martin and covered by many other artists. I again leaned toward Bobby Rydell’s version with a few twists and changes. The song has spirit and passion from the first note. Jeff Smick, assistant concert master of the Florida Orchestra, added beautifully to the recording.
Love You So
Love You So done by Ron Holden is sometimes forgotten even though it was a top 10 hit. It makes me think of New Orleans, night clubs late at night. This song has a haunting melodic saxophone even with the blue notes for engaging our senses further.
My Pledge of Love
The drums done by Matt Poytner are so pulsating. Great guitar work by Jason Dukas and Ralph Blantz and Tanya Lewis again on background vocals.
That’s When Your Heartache Begins
Originally done in the 1930’s by The Ink Spots and in January 1960 Elvis Presley made it number #1 on Billboard. I find this sound with so poignant a message that sometimes happens to us with heartbreak. We added the sax for a sadder feel to express the heartbreak with the instrument instead of the prior version speaking that section of the recording.
Queen of the Hop
Kenny Walker on stand up bass for this song as well as many others on the disc make “Boogie Woogie” come alive. Originally done by Bobby Darin in 1958 it still speaks to music listeners. You can’t help but move as you listen.