duo act


Nicole Zell & Chris Spousta are a Philadelphia based duo act. Consisting of Nicole on vocals/guitar and Chris on his handmade vintage suitcase drum kit, they have developed a unique sound that is entirely their own.

Born into a musical family, Nicole Zell has been pursuing a career in music for over a decade. Since age 14, she has established herself as a successful solo artist - releasing music throughout the years most notably including 2014 EP, "Take Heart", followed by 2016 single, "Heart Open Wide", which premiered on Fuse TV.  Nicole's former band, American Wolves, made their debut on the alt rock scene in 2016, premiering their single "Part of Me" on Billboard - which has now reached over a million plays on Spotify. American Wolves went on to tour with Escape the Fate and were featured on numerous press outlets such as Alternative Press, MySpace, iHeart Radio's Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge, MLB, and more. In 2017, Nicole, along with her bandmates, formed alt pop band, THRILLCHASER - which is how Nicole & Chris would eventually come to meet. THRILLCHASER released their debut album in early 2018 followed by a single in mid 2018, and is currently in the studio recording another full length album.

Born partially deaf, Massachusetts native Chris Spousta never allowed that adversity to thwart his aspiration to pursue a musical career. Chris grew up in school playing all thirteen orchestral instruments and their scales, eventually going on to play in state superior ranked East Ridge High School 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 a local community college before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for conducting and composing. In 2017, he joined THRILLCHASER as the drummer. 

When not performing live or recording in the studio with their band, THRILLCHASER, these two artists can be found making music together. Nicole & Chris actively perform hundreds of shows per year at renown venues such as Live Nation's The Queen (Wilmington, DE) and Love Park (Philadelphia, PA), showcasing their extensive repertoire of original and cover material. They are currently collaborating as songwriters on a live session EP of original music soon to be released. One thing is certain when Nicole Zell & Chris Spousta are paired together: they complement each other perfectly.


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The Live Session EP

Nicole Zell featuring Chris Spousta

coming soon!

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