Nicole Zell & Chris Spousta

Consisting of Nicole on vocals and guitar accompanied by Chris on his handmade vintage suitcase drum kit, this duo act has developed a unique, timeless sound that is entirely their own.

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Nicole Zell is a solo artist, former guitarist for American Wolves, and lead singer for THRILLCHASER. Over the past decade of pursuing a career in music, Nicole has taken the stage at renowned venues throughout the country such as The Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia), The Ladybug Festival (Wilmington, DE), The Bitter End (New York City, NY) and Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN) as well as co-billed with acts such as Escape the Fate, KT Tunstall, Vanessa Carlton, Keri Hilson, and more. Her music has been featured on numerous press outlets such as Billboard, Alternative Press, MySpace, iHeart Radio's Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge, TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, and more. In 2014, Nicole released acoustic folk EP, Take Heart, followed by 2016 pop rock single, "Heart Open Wide", which premiered on Fuse TV during her stint as a castmate on Dancin' on Air (TV show). Along with TV, Nicole spent many years as a radio host on SoundStage, a local music radio program on WCHE 1520 followed by co-hosting a podcast, Follow You Art, during which she interviewed the likes of Dave Days (YouTube star), Andy Allo (singer, actress, and guitarist for Prince), Ben Smith (drummer for Heart), and John Oates (Hall & Oates). Nicole went on to join and tour with American Wolves, gaining around 7 million streams on Spotify with their 2016 debut single, "Part of Me". After much commercial success, American Wolves eventually disbanded and the founding members went on to form THRILLCHASER. The band released their debut album, "A Lot Like Love", in 2018 followed by single, "Quit It!", later that year. The band's sophomore album "It Was Always Gonna Be Like This" is expected to be released in 2022, preceded by monthly single releases throughout 2021 starting with "FANTASY" on April 30, 2021.

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Born partially deaf, Massachusetts native Chris Spousta never allowed that adversity to thwart his aspiration to pursue a musical career. Chris grew up playing saxophone, drums, and auxiliary percussion in school, eventually going on to play in East Ridge High School’s state superior ranked jazz band in Florida. He performed in numerous bands such as hardcore metal band, Far From Truth, which toured three years in a row on Warped Tour during 2008-2010. Later, Chris studied music theory at community college before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for composition and conducting. In 2018, he joined THRILLCHASER as the drummer. 

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