Hailing from Long Island, New York, The Nightmare Police are a fresh mixture of all types of acoustic music. Combining the deep soul of Chris Conley with the angst of Matt Skiba they have an essence to their music that is unmistakable and unique.
Both Ian Washington (Vocals) and Justin Botta (Guitar) come from very different musical backgrounds but have been friends for a long time. Natives to Long Island, they have been around the music scene booking shows for many years, via Jefferson Avenue Productions. Finally, they sat down one day and discovered their true talent lies in writing acoustic songs. Thus The Nightmare Police was born.
With influences ranging from Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, and H2O these guys are a force to be reckoned with. Their signature raw acoustic sound, Justin's phenomenal guitar work coupled with Ian's smooth and catchy vocals make this band something you've never heard before.
Having only been together for a short time they are generating a buzz around Long Island and are gaining fans through their music, self-promotion and hard work. Creating a relationship with their fans by responding to messages, tweets and even commenting on their images or profiles. Going to shows and promoting to connect with fans, they are always available in the scene.
They have finished recording their debut EP "Fresh Trails" at Full Force Recording Studio in Ronkonkoma, NY produced by Frank Bones due out in June. Look for them out on the road this summer and around the tri-state area all year round.