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About Us

Bad Neighbor was formed in 2022, and is comprised of 5 local Puget Sound musicians who share a mutual love of performing and all things music! We play mostly ’80s New Wave and Classic Rock hits, with some other ones thrown in for fun.

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Nicole Johnson – Lead Vocals

Nicole Johnson is new to the Kitsap music scene after moving to Port Ludlow from the Key Peninsula in 2020, where she had been playing with a local Bluegrass band for the previous five years. She’s got seven kids and runs the food and recipe blog,, with her husband.

Dave Hawkins – Guitar and Band Manager

Dave Hawkins has been playing music in the Kitsap area (and beyond) for over 30 years in bands like Valla Dia, Uncle Zeek, Von Riker, Hanover Fisk, The Rattlesnakes, Ballistix, Super Sport, Signs of Life, Zrex and the Ninjas, Dorothy and the Tornados, Spunkmonkey, and Lana’s Garage. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, and drums, and started in music at the age of 12.

Want to book us for a show? He’s your guy! Hit him up on Facebook (since most of you are friends with him there) or email booking at

Regina “Reggie” Acosta – Keys & Vocals

Reggie started in a Seattle lounge band right out of high school and has since played and recorded with many other Northwest bands from styles ranging from blues, punk, rock, alternative, and country. Some originals she’s recorded on have even gotten radio play.

Jon Briggs – Bass & Vocals

I cut off my sleeves…..and I rock out! – Jon

Chris Ballah – Drums

Chris got his first drum set in 1967, and he’s been a Bad Neighbor ever since.