Campus Cutie: Nick Ferraro of Busty and the Bass

Her Campus McGill is pleased to present Nick Ferraro, the last member of our Busty and the Bass campus cutie series and Busty’s alto sax player and lead vocalist! To listen to a few of Busty’s tracks, see their SoundCloud or subscribe to their Youtube channel. The band’s newest EP, Bustified, is available for free download from their website. To stay up to date on all things Busty and the Bass, make sure to like their Facebook page!

It’s been a pleasure getting to know all of these extremely talented individuals, and I’m sure it won’t be long before they make headlines again!

Name: Nick Ferraro

Age: 22

Year: 2014 Grad

Major: Music

Hometown: Toronto

Single or taken?

 

What is the best venue you’ve ever played at? Not a specific venue, but any time we’ve played a house party something feels special.

What is your dream venue to play at? Mt. Everest base camp. 

What is your favourite memory with the band? Our tour last winter. We went through the highs and lows that I would imagine a married couple goes through in a year, in only eleven days.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done at a show? I think at some point in high school I ended up covered with a decent amount of whipped cream on stage. That was fun.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod? Hmmm, not really embarrassed by any particular song. But I definitely wouldn’t want people to hear the amount of shower-style singing in my voice memos.

What song title or song lyric best describes your life? “Damn I need a minute.”

Who are your favourite singers and/or bands? Way too many. I’ll say anybody who has put everything that they have in to their music.

What did you want to be when you were younger? I’ve wanted to be a musician for a long time. I guess what I’m doing now, except probably making some money doing it.

What was your favourite place on campus? The music building practice rooms.

Did you have any New Year’s Resolutions for this year? What were they? Do more things, work harder, read more.

What is one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already? People. Most success seems to come to those who know how to deal with people.

If you could be any mythological creature, what would you be and why? Anything that can fly… flying seems really fun.

If you could have any profession for one day, what would it be? Something I can do outside, maybe a park ranger. Wearing shorts is nice.

 

Images contributed by the interviewee.