Nick Barilla - Singer/Songwriter


Since leaving his day job as an activities coordinator at a senior living facility in 2016, Nick Barilla has been inspiring audiences all over the country with his heartfelt and honest lyrics. In 2018, Barilla won the Pittsburgh City Paper Battle of the Bands competition. His original music has been heard on radio outlets both locally and nationally, including featured placements on and AT&T Sports (Pittsburgh Pirates) Barilla has performed extensively at: Colleges, Concert Venues, Wineries, Hotels, Bars, and Backyards over the past three years. He has toured with names such as: Howie Day, Aaron Carter, Kate Voegele (One Tree Hill), Kina Grannis (Crazy Rich Asians), Indie Christian band Cloverton (Hallelujah Christmas), Kris Allen, Lee Dewyze (American Idol) and more! His third studio album, 'Moments', is scheduled to be released in summer 2019, and promises listeners a fresh new sound, with vulnerable, yet relatable lyrics. 

Resume Highlights: 

  • Winner of the 2nd annual Pittsburgh City Paper "Face the Music: Battle of the Bands" in 2018

  • Has toured with: Howie Day, Aaron Carter, American Idol winners/alumni: Kris Allen, Lee Dewyze, Blake Lewis, Elliot Yamin, YouTube sensation Kina Grannis and more

  • Finalist in the Wheeling Island Casino “Next Big Voice” competition in 2016

  • Commercial song placement on AT&T sports network; official TV broadcasting partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates


Nick Barilla was the consummate professional. He arrived early, talked with students and staff, and gave an incredible performance. We were touched by his warmth, energy, but most of all by the fact that he stayed to hear other performers. Our monthly coffee house features an open mic portion, and he listened to each young performer and then applauded them publically when it was his turn to sing. It meant the world to our university and community! We will definitely have him back! - Kate Aguilar - Indiana University at Kokomo 

“Barilla created an uplifting atmosphere while playing impressive cover songs and original music comparable to other pop artists.” - Megan Miller - Beaver County Times

“Nick is a unique talent with an outstanding voice. He is energetic and charismatic in every setting he plays in!”
Noah Fleming – Promotions Coordinator at Q 92.9 FM

“Nick was a fantastic performer, that really tried to connect with the students. He put on a fun and interactive set, that had everyone wanting more.” - Alisha Fregoe - SUNY Cobleskill

"Nick is a hardworking, talented, skilled, and down to earth performer. His passion for music shines through in his lyrics and voice. Nick took the time to captivate the audience. Nick allowed a student to come on stage and sing with him. This has inspired her to continue to follow her passion for music." - De’Anna Hopkinson - Mohawk Valley Community College