In 1997, Niko (born Nicholas Ulysses Papasideris) became consumed with the vision that his music would be used to touch the world with a unique message of hope and love. He embarked upon a seven year journey, in search of inspiration.
Much of Nikoâ€™s quest to find his place in the world is documented in the 2004 Indie release, LOVE, a CD/DVD set that includes not only finished studio tracks, but video, photographic and written journals captured along the way. This ambitious and honest project shows songs being conceived and written, as well as touching moments of inspiration as a young man comes of age in a search for the meaning of love and life.
Since 2004, Niko has continued to write and record music of all kinds, ignoring traditional old-school music industry rules. Pop/ Rock, World Music, and ethereal Meditation-style compositions have all found their way into the artistâ€™s diverse body of work.
Niko continues to create and record in Music City, USA â€“ Nashville, Tennessee â€“ along with his long-time friend, manager, and co-producer John Walker. The vision has continued to evolve and expand as the passionate artist continues to gather worldwide recognition and enlist the support all those who are touched by the heartfelt music, and Nikoâ€™s vision to bring love to the world.