I’m a fingerstyle guitarist located in

the heart of the Bay Area. I have been playing guitar for the past sixteen years. I have performed all over California at some of the most distinguished venues in the state for thousands of people.

When I am not playing music I like to spend my time either exercising or learning about new technologies in media and production.

Christopher Nicklin


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When I was 14 years old my sister quit guitar so I ended up taking over her guitar lessons. That was the point when my entire life changed. I would play guitar four to eight hours a day.

Once I finished high school, I attended college at West Valley College. After learning from so of the most amazing teachers I moved to LA to get my Masters in Classical Guitar performance learning under some of the best guitarists in the country including Steve Thachuk and Grammy Award winning guitarist John Dearman. While down in LA I won awards and competitions before moving back to the Bay Area.

Currently, I am one of the most sought after musicians in the Bay Area playing weddings and corporate events all over California.

How it all started

Guitarist of the Year at CSUN 2013

In 2013, out of all the guitarists in my program I was the one guitarist

picked out for exemplary work.

Junior of the Year CSUN 2013

In that same year I was also selected out of over a 150 students the

most outstanding student of my year.

Winner of the Andy Summers Guitar Competition 2014

In 2014, I got to play for and be selected as winner by Andy Summers


Featured on TV 2018

In 2018, I was feature on This IS SF over any wedding musician in the

Bay Area.

WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award 2018

In, 2018, I was recognized as one of the top three musicians in the Bay



Behind the musician

I have a low key obsession to ferrets.

I am media tech head. I love learning about new technologies in either film, photography or mixing music. There is always something to learn and I want to learn it.

I am a dual citizen to New Zealand and I was born in California. Because of that I like to call myself a golden kiwi.

I am a huge foodie that is constantly try to find amazing new restaurants.

Christopher Nicklin

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