top of page

Creative Projects

Nick Arseneau Sextet

The Nick Arseneau Sextet is Nick's original modern jazz project. The band consists of Marie Goudy on trumpet, John Nicholson on tenor sax, Josh Smiley on piano, Patrick O'Reilly on guitar, Harry Vetro on drums, and Nick acting as bandleader and bassist. The group performs Nick's original jazz compositions as well as some classic jazz repertoire and compositions by other group members. Their debut album was released in April 2020 and you can listen to it Here!


Chronophobe is an original indie/emo/math rock project featuring Nick as singer/songwriter/guitarist. Listen to their music Here!

Small Town Get Up

Small Town Get Up is a 7-piece ska/punk band originally based in Niagara but currently based in Toronto. Featuring Nick as singer/songwriter/guitarist, the group has released four albums/EPs and has opened for a number of major ska artists including The English Beat, Five Iron Frenzy, Mustard Plug, The Toasters, and The Planet Smashers. Visit their page Here!


Contra-Band is an instrumental video game cover band led by Nick. The group performs music from games such as Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, Megaman, and more. Visit their Facebook page Here!


Gulangyu is Nick's 80's-inspired electronic synth pop solo project. Acting as Producer, Nick creates original instrumental tracks which feature different guest vocalists. In 2020, Gulangyu's debut EP So Long, Long Summer was featured on CBC Radio 1 Toronto's show Big City, Small World.  Visit Gulangyu's page Here!

Creature Speak

Creature Speak is an indie-folk project headed by singer-songwriter Brittany Brooks. Formerly known as Howler, Brittany and Nick were originally a duo project based in Niagara. As a duo Brittany and Nick release two EPs together before the group evolved to feature a rotating cast of players. Today Creature Speak may perform with Brittany as soloist, with Brittany and Nick playing duo, or with various other musicians lending their talents to Brittany's songs. Watch a live video session Here!

"Ten Mile Aroma" by The Nick Arseneau Sextet

Live Video Session by Chronophobe

"Day I Die" Music Video by Small Town Get Up

"Animal Crossing Theme" cover by Contra-Band

"Vibes" ft. Izak Jet by Gulangyu

"For Your Own Sake" Live Session by Creature Speak

bottom of page