Nick, who told People magazine his siblings jokingly refer to him as “Mr. President” because “I just act like the boss sometimes,” tapped producer John Fields to help him assemble a team of A-list musicians so he could finally tackle 3 years worth of songs he’d written but couldn’t find a place for in the Jonas Brothers catalog.

With Fields on bass, David Ryan Harris on guitar and former New Power Generation members Michael Bland on drums and Tommy Barbarella on keyboards, “The Administration” was born. (Another NPG member, Sonny Thompson will take Harris’ place on tour.)

In the span of a mere eight days, Nick and his crack team of musicians created Who I Am, an album that Rolling Stone’s Jenny Eliscu says may come as a big surprise to those who’ve written off the Jonas siblings strictly as purveyors of bubble gum fare.

“The 10-track disc marks a sharp departure from the sprightly power-pop [Nick] writes with the Jonas Brothers,” Eliscu writes in the current issue of RS. “Songs like ‘In the End’ and ‘Olive and the Arrow’ explores Seventies blue-eyed soul, while loose noodly R&B tunes such as ‘Rose Garden’ echo John Mayer.”

Nick explained he looked to the past for inspiration to help record an album that would stand out from his previous work with his brothers.

“It’s very much like a Sixties or Seventies thing – we played together as a band and recorded with very few overdubs,” Jonas told Rolling Stone. “I hope that when people listen to it they listen with un-biased ears.”

The world will get its first introduction to Jonas and his new band tomorrow night, when they make their debut during the “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!,” which will air on CBS beginning at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

To mark the Feb. 2 release of Who I Am, Nick Jonas & The Administration will hit the road just after the holidays for a month-long trek that kicks off Jan. 2 at House of Blues in Dallas and wraps Jan. 30 at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, Calif.

In addition to material from the new album, fans can expect to hear “some surprise covers and a handful of Jonas Brothers songs that are personal to Nick.”

Joining Jonas and his band on the road for the mini-tour is ’60s/’70s-influenced, “piano-playing preacher’s daughter” and singer/songwriter Diane Birch.

Fanclub presale for tickets begins tomorrow, with general ticket sales kicking off Dec. 5.

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