Nick Jonas' new band scores big gig

NEW YORK (AP) - December 16, 2009

Now his new band, /*Nick Jonas*/ & The Administration, is getting ready to perform as the house band for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. The band will be expected to not only entertain but also keep the pace of the show moving.

"I'm excited and honored. ... We'll be performing a lot of covers. Intros and outros to the commercials. I think we have about 25 songs to learn," Jonas said in a recent interview.

The 17-year-old singer-musician calls his band a side project. They will record an album, Jonas said, but he will continue to record music with his brothers Kevin and Joe of the Jonas Brothers.

Since the awards show will be about movies, Jonas said his favorite film of 2009 was "The Invention of Lying," which he described as "funny" and "fantastic."

"I love Ricky Gervais," he said.

He is also a big fan of George Clooney.

"I don't know if he'll be there (in the audience at the awards show) but I just saw `Up in the Air' and thought it was great," Jonas said.

The awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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