HENRY BLAK, NYC based Band

HENRY BLAK, a NYC based band lead by supermodel and female vocalist NICOLE TRUNFIO and producer/actor Carlos Velazquez have released their first self-titled EP earlier this month via AOL. And their first video was exclusively premiered via VIBE.com which was shot by Hunter Barnes (Butthole Surfers) on Super 8 film. Henry Blak was unofficially formed during Fashion Week 2011, when Nicole and Carlos performed two songs for the A-list crowd at Milk Studios, for which they received an electric and visceral response. Soon they were fielding offers to perform in Paris! and London Fashion Weeks.

Inspired by the reception, the duo got to work writing and recording music for their debut EP. Nicole and Carlos teamed up with Producer Josh Werner (Wu-Tang Clan, Coco Rosie), who textured the music with a gritty, electronic touch and perfected their sound. Once in the studio, the band ultimately expanded into a five-piece outfit with dreamy electric lead guitar riffs provided by Eric Parisi and pulsating beats courtesy of drummer Loren Humphrey (Guards). The result is a dynamic electronic indie rock band layered with dreamy psychedelic breakdowns and beautiful vocal melodies. The sound is evocative of the melodic simplicity of the Pixies, the electronic undertones of The Kills, and the attitude of The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s.

Music has always been a strong passion of Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio. She began her modeling career after winning the Australian version of the TV series ‘Search For A Supermodel’, where she went on to win second place in the international version. She made her US television debut when she was chosen to replace Niki Taylor to host Bravo’s hit show ‘Make Me A Supermodel’ alongside Tyson Beckford. Nicole is currently represented by IMG Models in NYC, Paris, Milan and Sydney, NEXT in London and ICONIC in Germany, so when she isn’t busy being photographed or walking the runways around the world, she spends every second of her time and passion working on Henry Blak.

Nicole has modeled for international designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Christian Dior, Gucci, Vendi, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared in campaigns for Karl Lagerdelf, D&G, Lacoste, Sisley, Anne Taylor, Guess and BCBG Max Azria. Featured in magazine editorials for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Cosmopolitan working with renowned photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Russell James and Steven Klein. Covers include include US Ocean Drive, Vogue Australia (three times), Elle German (twice), Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Madison Australia (Stating her as one of Australia’s Hottest Supermodels), SCENE, Sunday Life Australia (twice).

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