Nick Jonas and the Administration
|Nick Jonas and the Administration|
From left to right: John Fields, Michael Bland, Nick Jonas, Sonny Thompson, and Tommy Barberella
|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Genres||Pop, funk rock, rock|
|Associated acts||Jonas Brothers Diane Birch|
|David Ryan Harris|
Nick Jonas and the Administration is a band formed as a side project by Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. Performers include singer, pianist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Jonas, bassist John Fields, drummer Michael Bland, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, and guitarist David Ryan Harris. Sonny Thompson will replace David Ryan Harris during the 2010 tour. The group name was named after Nick Jonas' interest in politics.
Barberella, Thompson and Bland were all integral members of Prince's New Power Generation band during the 90's - and Jonas has previously stated his admiration for Prince.
"I had written five or six songs that were on my heart, things that were just pouring out of me with this new and exciting sound," says Jonas, 17. "They weren't necessarily right for the Jonas Brothers, but I thought they could be perfect for something else.".
The band was announced on the official MySpace page of the Jonas Brothers on October 28th, stating it was just a "side project" and this is not the end of the Jonas Brothers. Their debut album Who I Am will be released February 2, 2010.
Nick said that he's modeling The Administration after Bruce Springsteen. "I'm kind of modeling it after Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band," he said. "It's kind of the look we were going for stylistically on the album cover and just the project in general… [Springsteen] pours so much passion and emotion into all of his songs every night and I hope I can capture that too.
The band made its live debut at:
|2009||December 2||Grammy Nominations Concert.|
|2010||January 7||The Late Show with David Letterman|
|January 8||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.|
|January 15||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2009|
|January 28||The Jay Leno Show|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2010||Who I Am||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2009||"Who I Am"||5||73||—||—||—||—||—||—||Who I Am|
- ↑ Mansfield, Brian (November 20, 2009). "A solo JoBro: Nick's album has a 'more rootsy' sound". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-11-12-nick-jonas_N.htm.
- ↑ http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=22191827&blogId=516146601
- ↑ Rodrigue, Daniel (January 4, 2010). "Over The Weekend: Nick Jonas & The Administration at the House of Blues". Dallas Observer. http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2010/01/over_the_weekend_nick_jonas_th.php.
- ↑ Kreps, Daniel (November 18, 2009). "Nick Jonas’ Administration to Debut at Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/11/18/nick-jonas-administration-to-debut-at-grammy-nominations-concert-in-los-angeles/.
- ↑ Paulson, Dave (December 31, 2009). "Nick Jonas steps out of his comfort zone". The Tennessean. http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2009/12/30/nick-jonas-steps-out-of-his-comfort-zone/.
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/show_info