Nicky Siano


That first gallery was… That’s where Larry Levan started. That’s where Frankie Knuckles started. There was something about the time and the place that it also became a fashion industry watering hole. Billie Blair was a famous model back then, and they all came, Calvin Klein, Stephen Burrows, Willi Smith, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo. Every designer came to The Gallery, because the kids would wear fashion, 14 August 2015

Nicky Siano was born 18th March, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1971, at the age of 16, he performed his first DJ gig. In 1972 he opened iconic disco club The Gallery in SoHo Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. When Steve Rubell opened Studio 54 he asked Nicky to be a resident DJ on weekdays. He became known for playing underground alternative music, as opposed to the disco hits that were dominating the nightclub scene. Nicky was fired from Studio 54 after four months due to excessive drug usage. Subsequently, he went into production and produced his first big single ‘Kiss Me Again’ in 1977 for Sire Records, which sold more than 300,000 copies.