Ritcher and Nelson met in Boston when they were just out of school, cutting their teeth on the local club circuit. They each fronted popular bands and discovered a shared love of soul & blues greats like Mavis Staples, Albert King, Lighting Hopkins, Jimmy Witherspoon and Roberta Flack & Etta James. The two began singing together often, and developed a close friendship which became romantic over time. Eventually, they formed the duo DWIGHT & NICOLE, and began touring regionally- gaining fans while developing their sound.
They have toured in and out of the states, writing more songs, and gaining plenty of industry respect, with nominations for nine Boston Music Awards, seven Boston Phoenix Awards, eight Daysie Awards, and ten New England Music Awards.
Definitely check out the new single “Wait” Melissa Etheridge who discovered Dwight & Nicole in 2018 on youtube said “Dwight & Nicole are just incredible - "The first time I heard Dwight & Nicole’s “Wait” I thought... wow! I wish I had written that song."
All signs point to an exciting new era for Dwight & Nicole, who have just taken a leap from ‘best-kept secret’ to ‘band to watch”.
“Dwight & Nicole are a tour-de-force that demand much wider success. Poignant, hard driving... and heavenly” ~ Steve Morse, Boston Globe
"Take R&B, soul, blues, and jazz, mix in razor-sharp rock guitar (Dwight) and a soulful, joyous, foot stomping, happy-to-be-alive stage energy (Nicole), heat to boiling, and watch your face melt. That's Dwight & Nicole."