Nouhi’s Nomad (pronounced New-He’s Nomad) is an Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist genre-fluid creator based in New York City. Nomad showed an early interest in music, starting with the violin at the age of three before moving to the piano at age eight. He later studied percussion, notably the tombak. At age twelve he found his calling as a singer and began studying classical voice and singing in professional choirs. He picked up guitar and bass finally in college. Nomad is also a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where he sang the title character of Orpheus in their production of Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach. In addition to his background in classical music, Persian music and contemporary rock are a few more of his influences—with all three shining through within his Persian percussion, hypnotic and unique melodies, as well as stripped-down guitar backings. Nomad’s self-titled album further expands on these influences, while still leaving much room for experimentation. Bringing a warm and vintage style and sensitive lyrics to the forefront, Nouhi’s Nomad is a refreshing modern listen for anyone with a love of indie rock and the groovy state of nostalgia.
New single and video for “Number 4” out on April 16th!
Here is what Nouhi’s Nomad wrote to us in an exclusive interview :-
Tell us About Yourself , your Introduction Note : Name / Band Name / Location from /Goal in Life ?
- My name is Zachary Tirgan, and I’m a professional opera singer who also dabbles in songwriting and production. I’ve been singing classically since age 14 (nearly a decade) but have only recently started pursuing a career under the alias of Nouhi’s Nomad. I’m from New York, New York and I aspire to bring people together through music!
What roles and responsibilities do each band member perform ? Assigned duties ?
- The band consists of myself, my younger brother Darius, my middle school best friend Daniel Bonfiglio, and an NYU jazz student by the name of Shauli Guttman.
Darius plays bass, Daniel is on the drums, and Shauli plays lead guitar! In regards to our recent album, only Daniel is credit on the tracks as I wrote/mixed most of the songs with another drummer.
How long in performing arts and some experinces to share about your journey ?
- As I’ve been a singing professionally for 5 years, I’ve had quite a few experiences in the arts. However, one stands out. When I was singing in Cleveland, one of the tenors in the church came up to me as we were preparing to head home for the holidays. He told me something along the lines of “Zach, since you’ve been singing next to me, I’ve been inspired and had the confidence to sing out more than I ever have before. Thank you” This was the moment I realized I had done something meaningful with music, and that I wanted to keep doing so
How do you cope with creative differences ?
- As the frontman and as Nouhi’s Nomad, when creative differences or suggestion come up, I hear them out, but ultimately since the band is playing session for me, if it’s something I don’t think makes sense, or something I don’t agree with, we do it my way.
What was most attractive part for you to be in this industry ?
The most attractive part of the music industry has to be the ability to perform and connect with others!
Share some experiences good or bad, any that made you grow in life or profession ?
- Aside from the experience I listed above, having people who I could bounce my song ideas and mixes to greatly helped me fine tune my product!
Who inspired you ? How do you work on creating your own signature style ?
- The musicians I was listening to the most when I started this project were Vampire Weekend, and Mike Posner. I tried to take highlights from their style and incorporate them into my own indie rock soundscape!
What do you want to convey through your music?
- My music tells the story of my life, but in a manner which I hope others can relate to. I hope the listeners find solace, happiness, or whatever emotion they are looking for.
Story behind making of your new album ?
( idea of making , some interestings inspirational facts to share)
- This album has been in the works since my sophomore year of college. I had just then decided to take songwriting seriously and threw myself into this album for 4 years. Each song represents a landmark in my life, and the music videos will help tell the stories.
Any interesting trivia about making of songs ?
- The title of Number 4 comes from the address of the house, not the placement in the tracklist!
- The Song That I Can’t Rewrite was actually rearranged/rewritten for this album!
- Hail is the song with the most recordings from session musicians. My Jazz Theory professor, Glenn Alexander, tracked the solo at the end.
People who you would like to thank ?
- I would like to thank my parents for supporting me, my brother for playing with me, my teachers for guiding me, and my fans for inspiring me!
People who you would like to work with and people you idoloze to be like professionally ?
- I would love to work with artists such as Rostam, Paul McCartney, Sting, and Mansour. I’ve looked up to their work for quite a while and it would be a dream to collaborate with even just one of them!
Where do you see your music 3 years from now ?
- I see my music in the ears of listeners all over the world, I see it bringing people together and having the celebrate life!
How would you like to stretch your boundaries of gener in future projects ?
- I would like to be more adventurous with my use of harmony and maybe blend baroque voicing with jazz harmony!
Have you already started work on next project ? Anything you want to disclose about it ?
I’m working on 2+ music videos and a remix EP but no full albums yet. I am sitting on some unfinished songs however!
Message for Fans and listeners
Thank you for your support. It’s truly an honor to have my music be heard, and I hope to exceed your expectations!
Shoutout for CarryOnHarry Show …. listeners/readers
I hope you all check out my self-titled LP and find this interview informative! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to be here with me!