Niko Tsonev's guitar work is a melting pot of progressive rock, djent, jazz fusion and classical impressionism reminiscent of a dark, modern and edgy Treznor-esque film soundtrack.
Niko's debut album Black Feather was released in 2008 resulting in collaborations with fellow guitar heroes such as Mr Fastfinger (aka Mika Tyyskä ), Christophe Godin (Mrglbl) and Mathias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen).
Tsonev has since continued to perform and record for artists and producers from very diverse stylistic backgrounds (Steven Wilson, JJ Grey, Youth, Digitonal, Aquilina and FabGrease Quentin), encompassing progressive rock, instrumental jazz fusion and blues through to urban and world music. His stylistic flexibility is showcased in his solo work and guitar playing style as well as his work as a film and TV composer.
Tsonev's Venetian Poison (from second EP Nix Hydra) lead to Niko being recommended to Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree. In early 2012 Niko Tsonev was invited to join the Steven Wilson Band for the Grace of Drowning World tours, also featuring on the Live in Mexico concert BluRay Get All You Deserve (2012). Niko also contributed guitars to the following album The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)(2013).
Since 2013 Niko is touring with the Prog Rock supergroup Lifesigns, taking guitar duties over from Steve Hackett/Robin Boult/Jakko Jakszyk. In 2015 Lifesigns are scheduled to co-headline major festivals worldwide sharing bills with Yes, Marillion, Allan Holdsworth as well as recording a new album and several live concert films.