Nice can be an American music group with an extremely British sound. The choice pop/rock unit originates from Orange State, CA, which is merely south of LA, but the associates of Fine are so intensely inspired by Brit-pop that they could as well end up being from London, Liverpool, or Manchester. Orange County’s Fine shouldn’t be confused using a past due ’60s psychedelic rock and roll/progressive rock-band from England known as the Fine, whose keyboardist Keith Emerson continued to become listed on the well-known Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Nor if the Orange State music group end up being confused using a music group that documented a self-titled Compact disc for the FEEL GREAT AROUND label in 1994. Orange County’s Great (whose name rhymes with piece or fleece, not really ice or grain) brings more information on Brit-pop influences towards the desk, including Oasis, Suede, and Duran Duran, aswell as Coldplay, Travis, as well as the Lightning Seed products. Their melodic, tuneful materials in addition has been influenced with the Beatles, which can be something Nice provides in keeping with all those rings. Nice, however, isn’t without American influences; among its influences can be Georgia’s R.E.M., but, R.E.M. can be an American music group that is greatly inspired by Uk Invasion rock. Great formed in Oct 2000 when the Anderson brothers — John Anderson on business lead vocals, Mike Anderson on drums and history vocals, and Ricky Anderson on business lead guitar and history vocals — made a decision to get together. Subsequently, bassist Dave Des Armier and keyboardist/tempo guitarist John “JP” Peil had been added, which produced Good a quintet. The music group called itself after Good, CA, a little city in the north part of declare that the Anderson brothers utilized to visit if they had been developing up in Orange Region. Nice can be the name of the town around the French Riviera, however the Anderson brothers had been definitely thinking about the North California city — not Good, France — if they developed a name for his or her music group. Before Good, John Anderson (never to end up being baffled with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson) got played sax within a ska-rock music group that toured thoroughly. But he wasn’t pleased with that band’s path therefore he left to start out a music group of his very own, one which would reveal his appreciate of Brit-pop past and present. Once Nice’s lineup was set up, the music group started executing live around Southern California. In 2001, Great documented its debut record, My Planet, that was released for the Anderson brothers’ very own Tank Plantation label. Their business ended up being greater than only a vanity label as well as the Anderson brothers possess signed two various other Orange State rings to Tank Plantation: John Wilkes Kissing Booth and Scarlet Crush.