Nick's Music

Singer, songwriter, performer, entertainer.
Sometimes.

Mobirise

What can I say about music but that if it wasn't for my choice to write (and later publish) stories, music would have been my other way to go.  I had a voice, I had stage presence, I practiced endlessly at the piano and at the points in my life I didn't have one I would practice at junior colleges or local churches.  In my church days, I spent endless hours writing sheet music for my own songs and orchestrations (most of which are lost just as my old studio audio tapes or video performances, thanks to moving around a lot and relationships!  

I'd send demo tapes to local record producers and after my church life performed in Los Angeles area bars.  I auditioned a few times for lead band vocals.  Hung around with a lot of underground LA bands and lived with some members (Adolescents, The Mentors, Christian Death) but they were only comfortable with Nick the Writer.  

After I moved to Sacramento in the mid-90's, I had a tremendous karaoke bar life and it was cool to me to be able to sit late at night at home and write for awhile, then drive a bunch of blocks away and sing like Jon Bon Jovi for a song or two and get applause, then come back home and write some more.  All in all, though, there was nothing in my life like writing my own songs and performing them in front of hundreds of people like back in the church days....... 

I don't have much to show anymore from my music days, except lots of sheet music and scribbled lyrics and not as much of a voice as I used to have.....

What can I say about music but that if it wasn't for my choice to write (and later publish) stories, music would have been my other way to go.


I had a voice, I had stage presence, I practiced endlessly at the piano and at the points in my life I didn't have one I would practice at junior colleges or local churches. In my church days, I spent endless hours writing sheet music for my own songs and orchestrations (most of which are lost just as my old studio audio tapes or video performances, thanks to moving around a lot and relationships!  

I'd send demo tapes to local record producers and after my church life performed in Los Angeles area bars. I auditioned a few times for lead band vocals. Hung around with a lot of underground LA bands and lived with some members (Adolescents, The Mentors, Christian Death) but they were only comfortable with Nick the Writer.  

After I moved to Sacramento in the mid-90's, I had a tremendous karaoke bar life and it was cool to me to be able to sit late at night at home and write for awhile, then drive a bunch of blocks away and sing like Jon Bon Jovi for a song or two and get applause, then come back home and write some more. All in all, though, there was nothing in my life like writing my own songs and performing them in front of hundreds of people like back in the church days....... 

I don't have much to show anymore from my music days, except lots of sheet music and scribbled lyrics and not as much of a voice as I used to have.....

Grabowsky's "I Need You Tonight" Music Video

I drank too much one night and shot a karaoke music video for my fiance Francy Weatherman for Valentine's Day 2014, expecting to show her a music video by INXS and surprise, it turns out to be me. But with any project large or small, I put too much into it to be able to keep it a secret. The audio is the original recording from Youtube karaoke on the TV and me singing in a way I wanted to re-record because it's embarrassing for me to hear but what the heck, it's all in fun. Plus as a side benefit I got to exercise some video editing skills and had a little fun doing nothing that means anything for a night and day, and Francy loves it to absolutely no end! Of course, I don't own the rights to this song.....it's a meagerly creative Youtube personal video from a karaoke track off the television and no copyright infringement is intended, this is all in fun, all rights go to INXS and please buy their albums. --Nicholas Grabowsky

Grabowsky Sings Alice Cooper

I used to do a lot of singing and songwriting, played piano in Los Angeles piano bars, got involved in underground bands; before my first novel was published in 1988, I had a strong musical ambition as a rock star in many ways, and I went through a karaoke phase over several years where I won awards and was a regular doing that. That ended over a decade ago, but here I was able to at least get a few feet away from my office chair and invoke that rock n' roll frontman thingy I used to do, in front of neighbors and friends who shuffled in to see......

"The Witness" 1984 Seven State Church Musical Tour starring Nicholas Grabowsky as Peter

Musical tour of the Crescent Baptist Church youth choir July 1st, 1984 starring Nicholas Grabowsky (yes, the horror author--Halloween IV, Red Wet Dirt, The Everborn) in a production which toured several states from California to the third largest church in Montana at the time, directed by Sherry Jackson, daughter of John Jackson, who was the pastor at the time. This was their final performance after they returned from a successful tour. Note from Nicholas Grabowsky: yes, it's plain and doesn't have any pizzazz and most everyone can't sing in it (sometimes not even me) and it's over an hour long, but we all sure put a lot into it at the time and it's from an old VHS tape and uploading it here is an attempt to preserve it, maybe entertain fans a bit. It was when I was eighteen and it was around that time I was heavily involved in preaching and singing in the Southern California Christian community from Baptists to Pentecostals..

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