Nick Valensi is the lead and rythm guitarist for popular New York band, The Strokes, often trading with fellow bandmate Albert Hammond Jr. for the lead. Generally he tends to play the solos, incorporating a very synthesized sound into the music. His most notable use of this sound is in the song '12:51' on album 'Room on Fire'. His most often seen guitar is the Epiphone Riviera P-94, other guitars include a TV Yellow Gibson Les Paul Junior, and a Black Gibson Les Paul custom.
Nick recieved his first guitar at the age of five, an acoustic, his first electric at age eight. By the age of thirteen he was already an accomplshed guitarist.
He met fellow bandmates Fabritzio Moretti, Nickolai Fraiture, and Julian Casablancas at a two year stint in prestigious Dwight School in Manhattan. Valensi joined The Strokes while still in High School, borrowing Hammond Jr's ID to get into clubs. He dropped out of college to pursue a full time musical career.
Nick has been described as "gorgeously cynical" and "Quite aware of his own good looks"
He lives in New York with his girlfriend Amanda De Cadenet and her daughter Atlanta.
Example one -
Person A: Who's you favorite guitarist?
Person B: Nick Valensi
Person A: Why?
Person B: Because his mad skills far outstretch the confines of your feeble mind.
Person A: Oh, okay.
Example two -
Person A: Valensi appears to be able to fit the word 'like' in every other second.
Person V: Like, indeed.