This band is all about the energy. Blazing solos, top-notch musicianship, and variety. Featuring Nick La Riviere on trombone and vocals, Armando Alvarez on sax, Chris Van Sickle on keys and vocals, Louis Rudner on bass, and Alex Campbell on drums. Performing originals, New Orleans party music, Soul, R&B, and anything fun!
Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who has toured internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, The BC World Music Collective, and Adonis Puentes. He’s been a special guest with such bands as Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), and even The Temptations. As a freelancer, he’s one of Victoria’s busiest musicians.
Best Laid Plan’s original music is influenced by artists like Trombone Shorty, Galactic, The Preservation Hall Band, and Allen Toussaint to name a few. Piano centric pop and funk grooves with New Orleans style horns and an energy injection of wild trombone solos.