Nicholas David

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Nicholas David
Birth nameNicholas David Mrozinski
Born1981 (1981) (age 33)[citation needed]
Eagan, Minnesota, U.S.
Genressoul, pop, Jazz, R&B
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar
Years active2004–present
LabelsWake the World
Associated actsThe Feelin Band, Dylan Nau, Cee Lo Green, Todd Kessler, Mycle Wastman
Websitethefeelin.com
 
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Nicholas David
Birth nameNicholas David Mrozinski
Born1981 (1981) (age 33)[citation needed]
Eagan, Minnesota, U.S.
Genressoul, pop, Jazz, R&B
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar
Years active2004–present
LabelsWake the World
Associated actsThe Feelin Band, Dylan Nau, Cee Lo Green, Todd Kessler, Mycle Wastman
Websitethefeelin.com

Nicholas David Mrozinski, formerly known as Nick "The Feelin'" Mrozinski,[1] (born 1981) is an American soul singer-songwriter based in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1] He was a finalist on the third season of NBC’s The Voice.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nicholas David Mrozinski was born in Eagan, Minnesota in 1981. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School from 1986-1995 (kindergarten-8th grade),[3] and Eagan High School. He began piano lessons in the second grade, voice lessons in tenth grade, and sang and listened to classical and jazz music.[4][5] He learned to play by ear and as a teenager would often play for his mother before going to bed. His father is also an accomplished musician who plays the accordion.[6]

Music career[edit]

David began his recording career in 2004 with the release "Four Legged Light", a solo acoustic album produced under his own Label, Wake the World.[7] He would go on to record four more albums/EPs under that label. From 2007-2012 he would play four or five gigs a week around the twin cities area.[1]

The Voice[edit]

In 2012, David auditioned for the third season of The Voice. He won a spot on Cee Lo Green's team, where he was dubbed "St. Nick".[8] One of his signature performances was singing "You Are So Beautiful" to his pregnant wife, where both he and coach Cee Lo Green teared up.[9] On early episodes of the show David opened up about his struggles with sobriety, weight gain, and his spirituality.[10]

Performances on The Voice[edit]

RoundSongOriginal ArtistOrderResult
Blind Audition"Stand By Me"Ben E. King12Defaulted to Cee Lo Green's team
Battle Round"She's Gone" (vs. Todd Kessler)Hall & Oates4Saved by coach
Knockout Round"Put Your Records On" (vs. Mycle Wastman)Corinne Bailey Rae9
Live Playoffs"You're the First, the Last, My Everything"Barry White7Safe (Public Vote)
Top 12"The Power of Love"Huey Lewis & the News10Safe
Top 10"Lean on Me"Bill Withers7Safe
Top 8"What's Going On"Marvin Gaye7Safe
Top 6"September"/"Over the Rainbow"Earth, Wind & Fire/Harold Arlen1Safe
Semifinals"You Are So Beautiful"Joe Cocker2Safe
Finals"Great Balls of Fire"/"Fire"Jerry Lee Lewis/The Jimi Hendrix Experience1Third Place

After The Voice[edit]

After appearing on The Voice, David began work on his sixth album.[11] He plans to continue writing music and recording in his home state of Minnesota.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

David has completed six studio albums as well as one compilation album, The Minnesota Beatle Project, which was named "Best Local Compilation CD" by the City Pages.[7] David's "Say Goodbye" debuted at #44 on the Billboard to 200 charts[12] and charted for a couple weeks on the alternative charts.[10]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US R&B
US
Four Legged Light (iTunes only)--
Oak Chase Way--
Together We're Stronger--
The Sacred Play of Life with The Feelin Band--
In Formation (EP-iTunes only) with Dylan Nau--
The Minnesota Beatle Project
  • Release date:
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD
--
Say Goodbye (EP-iTunes only)-44
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Riemenschneider, Chris (10 May 2013). "Nicholas David finds his groove after 'The Voice'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Gustafson, Amy Carlson (19 December 2012). "'The Voice': St. Paul's Nicholas David talks about impressive run on singing competition". TwinCities.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Orndorf, Rick (17 January 2013). ""The Voice" Nicholas David visits St. Joseph’s in Rosemount". SunThisWeek.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nicholas David". iTunes.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Henke, David (30 November 2012). "Nicholas David's Parents: Our Son Just Wants to Get His Message Out". Eagan Patch. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Gustafson, Amy Carlson (16 December 2012). "For 'The Voice's' Nicholas David Mrozinski: Fame, but first there were piano lessons". TwinCities.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Biography". thefeelin.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Gustafson, Amy Carlson (19 December 2012). "'The Voice': St. Paul's Nicholas David talks about impressive run on singing competition". Twin Cities. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Hopper, Jessica (11 December 2012). "Nicholas David Makes Cee Lo Cry on 'The Voice'". The Rolling Stones. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Larson, Rich (12 September 2013). "The Continuing Journey of Nicholas David Mrozinski". SouthernMinnScene.com. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nicholas David on life after The Voice". Kare11.com. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Billboard – Chart Date 06/2913". MJSbigblog.com. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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