I was invited to a photo shoot in midtown Manhattan by Top Physicians Magazine to write an article on Nick Fowler and Natasha Komis. As I mingled with some of the invited guests like Amanda Holley, Ralph Cooper, photographers, music and video producers, make-up artists, stylists, and art directors, I met Nick Fowler, who has a very impressive career in the creative arts. Actor, Writer, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, and Rock Star. A true artist for the 21st century.
(Ralph Cooper, Amanda Holley, Nick Fowler, and Art Director Tian Qiu)
In short it is very hard not to like Nick Russel Fowler. Despite his good looks and gentle mannerisms, and aside from being a published novelist, journalist, animal lover and humanitarian (he believes in the healing powers of music, performing his songs live for sick patients in hospitals for the charity “Musicians on Call” on a weekly basis) Nick has a very deep connection emotionally with himself and others, and is not afraid of this essential part of him.
Nick’s first novel, “A Thing (or Two) About Curtis and Camilla”, was published in 2002 by Pantheon Books in the U.S. and across the pond in the U.K. by Hodder & Stoughton and became a best seller.
Nick’s poetry has been published in the Tribeca Review, and has written articles for GQ magazine among others. Nick Fowler has also taught fictional writing courses at NYU in New York, his creative talent seems endless. Graduating from Cornell University, were he studied Music and Creative Writing and was front man for the band “Proven Guilty”.
Nick Fowler also founded the pop band “Tonto Tonto” after moving to New York along with producer and guitar player Gregg Wattenberg and base-player Greg Smith who has worked with the likes of Alice Cooper and Alan Parsons. Nick Fowler has performed live with Steve Stevens of Billy Idol fame in 2011. Nick has appeared as an actor in the tenth episode of the HBO series The Sopranos. “A Hit is A Hit” as well as composing the music for that episode with Gregg Wattenberg. Nick has had his song “You Don’t Remember” featured on the T.V series 90210 in 2010, as well as others featured in television commercials and motion pictures.
Nick’s latest project is his collaboration with former American Apparel model, Rock-Singer, writer and video producer Natasha Komis. Natasha Komis’s music/EP can be found on iTunes which includes the song hit “Party of the Year,” produced by Anthony Fonseca.
The rocker Natasha Komis has toured her music opening up for iconic 80s bands like LA GUNS, KIX, Bang Tango, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row and shared the stage with Frank Ferrer of Guns N Roses, appeared on MTV and VH1. Holding a bachelor of Communications and Fine Arts from Seton Hall University, she spends the rest of her time writing and producing PSA video projects, like the “Save Art and Music,” campaign which focuses on keeping art and music within the public school systems. Her latest sci-fi music video production, “Glam Rox,” directed by Gerard Mendez, was entered into the Winter Film Festival of 2016.
During my interview with Nick I asked him why the two decided to team up, and he told me Nick: “When we write together we kind of become one person, one singer. And some of the songs I write have a higher pitch that I can’t reach, but she can”.
Natasha: “We both are trying to find ourselves again musically and personally, we both sort of fell off for a while which is a very scary thing.”
Nick: “Yes, if I’m not being creative, if I’m not creating stuff it really affects my health, I become physically sick.”
From what I observed while watching them perform and taking press photo shots as well as talking with the both of them together and individually, I see what they are trying to create from their combined efforts, a Neo-Punk-Rock-Pop Romantic sound that’s just ripe for the 21st century.