Nico & Vinz to Perform at Annual Spring Concert

Sammy Adams and Ryan “Hitman” Betz join the lineup on March 19.

ADRIAN, Mich (January 20, 2016)—International sensation, Nico & Vinz will take to the stage on March 19 for the annual Spring Concert at Adrian College. Hailing from Oslo, Norway, the singing/songwriting duo made up of Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, have risen to the top of the charts performing songs of life, love and identity.

With their unique sound, Nico & Vinz fuse varied eclectic influences—from pop to reggae, West African dance to hip hop, rock to soul—to create an engaging sound featuring soul-stirring melody. Their combined focus evolved into a movement with a message, garnering national accolades and awards. International hit, “Am I Wrong” debuted in the United States in April of 2014, to critical acclaim, with recent hit, ”That’s How You Know,” firmly planting the dynamic performers on mainstream radio. The duo looks to release their third album later this year.

Known as Boston’s Boy, Sammy Adams burst onto the music scene in 2009 with his hit remix “I Hate College.”  As a multi-talented artist, singer, and producer, Sammy fulfilled his demand by releasing his first independent album in 2010 called “Boston’s Boy.”  Quickly rising to the #1 spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts, Adams had cemented his spot on the scene.

 

All the hype led Adams, and his independent label 1st Round Records, to a deal with Sony RCA.  While on RCA, Sammy collaborated with Enrique Iglesias, writing and featuring on his single “Finally Found You,” as well as producing hits such as “All Night Longer”, “Blow Up”, and “Only One.”  Deciding to go independent again, Adams is set to release his next album, “The Long Way.”

 

Adrian’s own, senior Ryan ”Hitman” Betz will once again open this year’s event with his distinct sound and energetic performance. With over 40 original songs to his name, Betz is a fan favorite with his witty punch lines reminiscent of Mac Miller.

 

Tickets are available by visiting, adrian.edu/springconcert. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

For additional information, contact Laura Samuelson, lsamuelson@adrian.edu.