Nicholas Petricca is lead singer of the rock band Walk the Moon, based in Cincinnati. The band built
a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live shows and their popular
single "Anna Sun.” In 2014, they released their second major-label studio album,
Talking Is Hard. This album includes their biggest hit to date, "Shut Up and Dance," which peaked
at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the Billboard Rock
Songs chart and Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
SPIN Magazine described them as a "poppy, art-rock quartet." They were also deemed a
Nylon Magazine Band Crush for their "swirly pop beats, infectious guitar riffs, and loud, sing-a-long
choruses." Petricca and his band performed for Stony Brook students in a 2015 concert.