Nick Vandenberg grew up in St. Mary’s, West Virginia and has spent time in Los Angeles, CA and Chapel Hill, NC composing music for film and working as a music producer and audio engineer. Though his songs are clearly shaped by his Appalachian upbringing closer inspection reveals a wide range of influences gleaned from his musical studies including composition lessons with Bruce DeMoll, tenor saxophonist and arranger for the Glen Miller Orchestra in the 1960's, and sitar and vocal classes with Indian classical music legend Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He has composed music for projects shown on the Nickelodeon Network and at the Sundance film festival and has toured as a member of the North Carolina based bands bands Bombadil and Blue Cactus for whom he produced the self titled 2017 debut album. He currently lives in Boston, MA.
In October 2014, Nick appeared on WUNC's The State of Things and spoke with Frank Stasio about composing for film and his solo album, The Sweet By and By Bye-Bye.