Nick ‘Spider Nick’ Martielli



     Nicholas Salvatore Martielli was born while his parents were on a winter vacation in Miami Beach, Florida. It was a lazy Sunday morning, January 14th, at 10 o’clock. To ease the pain of childbirth his mother was administered sodium pentethol. Specialists regard this as the reason why he’s always late for everything and behaves as if he were perpetually on vacation. His first four years were spent living above a tackle shop in Mastic Beach, NY, where his pastimes included following stray dogs across the busy Montauk Highway and running to Pogie’s candystore in his diapers. Eventually his parents wised up and moved him out to beautiful, rural East Quogue, a small summer-resort town, cleverly disguised as a quaint fishing village on the eastern end of Long Island. It was here that he spent the bulk of his childhood and early youth. An exceedingly bright but rebellious student at East Quogue Elementary, and later Westhampton Beach High School, his favorite activities invariably involved some kind of mischief.  In desperation his parents packed him off to The State University of New York in Geneseo where he was delighted to discover thousands of bright young people like himself, with way too much time on their hands. His many vocations have included:  building houses and tennis court fences; cleaning oil burners. He has washed dishes for some of the finest eating establishments in Long Island’s fabulous Hamptons, and lives to tell about it. He is a fully certified New York State High School Physics & Math Teacher and has also taught at the college level. He is a fully certified P.A.D.I. Open Water SCUBA Instructor. He is a fully certified electronics technician and field engineer.At the moment he is

fully cerifiable. His personal crowning glory is his status as a graduate of three classes at Tom Brown’s Wilderness Survival & Tracking School.  His lifetime goal is to marry a beautiful organic woman and live on a beautiful organic farm.He now drives himself to even higher levels of insanity by fronting, managing, booking, leading, directing, cajoling, accounting to, singing for, and playing tenor saxophone in the all consuming monster that he himself created from the ruins of several lifetimes…SPIDER NICK & THE MADDOGS!!

He also writes many songs about milkshakes and small animals.

Please, won’t you help.