Medium Build | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Medium Build performing during the Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent Tour at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas on May 8, 2023. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

Anchorage, Alaska based project Medium Build cannot be easily pinned down. Sometimes a solo endeavor, sometimes a full band, at its core, Medium Build is a creative outlet. It’s the effort of Nick Carpenter and anyone else who has fallen into his orbit over the last five years that let him put the microphones where he wants.

It’s an ever-evolving collaboration built around a mutual love of 80s country, grapefruit soda water, and 90s RnB. Carpenter creates richly layered tracks by weaving raw, emotionally honest lyrics with driving instrumentation. He effortlessly blends the electronic with the analog and draws the audience into sad songs you can dance to. And don’t forget, the vision is “Let’s keep it shitty.”
Fan reviews:

They are amazing live so much energy and passion when they play. Would definitely see them again!

This man is one of the greats.

Nick is a master at his craft. Open, honest, and gorgeous storytelling. Go see anything he does.
Setlist for the show at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park
  • Gimme Back My Soul
  • Be Your Boy
  • Misery
  • Never Learned to Dance
  • Rage
  • Especially Me
  • comeonback

Medium Build shared the stage with Lewis Capaldi at the Moody Amphitheater Waterloo Park. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the 713 Music Hall in Houston, Texas on May 11, 2023.

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