He soon approaches music studying the piano, and from the age of 17 he learns as a self-taught to play many instruments and compose. He creates his own recording studio, called Elfland, in which he composes, plays, arranges, sings and records his songs, creating his first 4 albums. He also composes the music for the multimedial cd “Luci e silenzi” (Lights and silences) of his father Andrea (famous photographer), and for the channels RaiSat and Rai3 Toscana, radio and TV jingles, he collaborate with the composer Andrea Portera writing string quartets for the soloists of the Fiesole Academy of music. Some of his songs are played by some radios in London and his first album, “I Must Be Wrong”, is praised also by Sir Paul McCartney’s MPL staff. He realizes two music videos. The first one “Time of Vår” (title track of his third album), is chosen by Terre des Hommes to sensitize people awareness of the worldwide problem of famine and the second one “Senza di Lei” (Without Her) (single of his album ‘Sunny Day’) is selected during the Mestre Film Fest contest. Moreover, he has the chance to share the stage with Stefano Bollani, Manuel Agnelli of the Afterhours, with the Tao Love Bus, than he’s the official band for the marriage of his friend, the tuscan songwriter, Marco Parente. The promotion of his last album “Sunny Day” (published in may 2010 with digital distr. by Carosello Records)), lets him realize 2 tours in London, 2 in Sweden and 2 in the south of Italy (70 concerts in 18 months) and in the rest of Italy with his “Italian Britpop Tour”. Two tracks from this album are played as jingles in the radio programme by the Trio Medusa, on Radio Deejay, in Italy. From november 2011, his discography is available worldwide on-line on more than 400 stores (Itunes, Nokia, AmazonMP3, MondandoriShop…), thanks to the distribution deal with Believe Digital. At the moment he is writing and recording his 5th album, and at the same time he continues promoting his Italian Britpop, also through the broadcasting of his music videos on the tv programme ‘UZone’ on the Italian channel Italia2.
What is “Italian Britpop”? Carlotta Fiandaca (italian journalist of Rockit.it) explains in this perfect way: "Italian are his roots, the densest part of his music, the Britpop his constant nourishment” and calls Nicola "The italian Franz Ferdinand, but milder", and the promotion agency of London BugBearBookings called me "The King of Italian Britpop… he CAN do it".