a touch of craziness

Nik and the Nice Guys is a high energy party band featuring 11 multi-talented musicians/performers, including male and female vocalists and a horn section called the Niktones.

Besides playing great mainstream danceable pop and rock music, the group conveys a touch of Saturday Night Live craziness with great costuming, choreography and comedy... all while at the same time encouraging audience participation and dancing.

The band's popularity stems from its role as house band on two TV series: 

ESPN's "Lighter Side of Sports" and NBC's "Bob Uecker Sports Show."

Performance credits include: 

80+ Super Bowl parties

Winter and Summer Olympics

Canada's Grey Cup Festival

and events for... 

Sports Illustrated


Lee Jeans



Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Blue Jays

Time Magazine

...among many others.

Nik and the Nice Guys was formed by a group of hockey players at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) that included National Hockey League coach Mike Keenan and present day manager Gary Webb. The group disbanded upon graduation, but then re-formed in the 1980's in Rochester, New York, when Keenan accepted a coaching job with the Rochester Americans.

Originally, the recreated Nik was a means for day-time business professionals to become night-time party animals raising funds for charity. However, the continued success of the band has led to a full-time musical commitment.