Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source
Name: Nick Perri
Business: Owner – Perri Ink Cartel
Nick Perri is a professional lead guitarist, songwriter, producer, and business owner. He has played for Silvertide, Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, his sister Christina Perri, and many others. In 2009, Nick launched Perri Ink. LLC as a parent company for his future endeavors off stage, finally bringing the boutique custom guitars he had been building since age 12 to market. Over the last few years the company has grown into a true lifestyle brand, and Nick and wife Misi have both been heavily involved in the motorcycle, tattoo, and guitar industries.
CS:If you could attend any concert for a band or musician (alive or not), who would it be?
NP: Jimi Hendrix w/ the Band of Gypsies — live at the Fillmore East — New Year’s Eve 1969!
CS: What would your last meal consist of?
NP: Guacamole and Pumpkin Pie, but not together.
CS: What’s something you have never done but would like to?
NP:Visit the house my father was born in. (Calabria, Italy)
CS: What’s one of your favorite things to do that’s not work related?
NP:Large Mouth Bass fishing!
CS: What’s your favorite movie? Kill Bill
CS: If you could be any superhero for one day, who would you be?
NP: Batman; no doubt.
CS:Of all the people you have met, who was the most interesting?
NP:Les Paul, the man. I had the tremendous honor of not only meeting him, but playing with him twice. It was unreal. If not for him, forget about electric guitars, and there would be no multitrack recording!
CS: If you had to spend a year in a jail cell, which person would you pick as your cellmate: Barry Manilow, Rush Limbaugh, or Pat Sajak?
NP: Barry Manilow, at least we could talk music.
CS:If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you pick?
NP: Larry David. He’s one of the best comedic minds of our time.
CS:What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
NP: I’m a huge sci-fi nerd. I cried at the series finale of Battlestar Galactica. Ha!