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Nico & Emily
Gold Hoax


Origin:  Boston, MA

Genres:  Indie-Rock, Americana, Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:  2011- Present

Label:  Unsigned


Nico Rivers and Emily Graham-Handley first performed together in a messy, college-student apartment in Cambridge, MA. Back then it was just a handful of singalongs before the two would part ways on parallel journeys to Los Angeles and back to Boston.


Reunited on the East Coast, the duo began performing together occasionally and it wasn't long before they were touring in the Northeast and then off to Europe. Their first recorded collaboration was on Nico's 2018 release, Tiny Death, which was accompanied with a Northeastern US and European tour. In 2019, they formed Gold Hoax with 3 other Boston musicians and friends.

Their live duo act adapts their songs in to a stripped-down setup featuring a variety of instruments to build a foundation for their beautifully crafted harmonies.


"Truly addictive and artistic." - Bryon William - Indie Spoonful (2017)

“Their performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate.” Conor Loughman -The Brain Trust (2015)


"Nico and Emily manage to span a host of landscapes through their exploration of differing sounds and emotions." - Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots (2017)

"Blurring the lines between indie rock and folk, Boston singer/songwriter Nico Rivers exudes a raw passion through his music." - Rob Duguay - Vanyaland (2017)

  • WERS 88.9FM

  • WAAF 107.3FM

  • WATD 95.9FM

  • WRVU

  • 92.5FM The River

  • WEMF

  • 87.8FM Radio Jade (DE)

  • Radio Centraal (BEL)

  • South by Southwest (Austin, TX)

  • Club Passim Campfire Fest (Cambridge, MA)

  • Singer/Songwriter Cape May (Cape May, NJ)

  • Elm City Must Fest (New Haven, CT)

  • Breminale (Bremen, DE)

  • L*abore Fest (Leipzig, DE)

  • Rockwood Music Hall (NYC, NY)

  • Middle East Upstairs (Cambridge, MA)

  • Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA)

  • Sendesaal (Bremen, DE)

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