Q&A Scene: Nikki Nicholls

Tell us about your new single/album/tour?
The album is entitled “Bridesmaid.”  After many years of singing backing vocals for major acts, it’s been a feeling of ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride.’  A “20 feet from stardom” scenario that I have loved every minute of, however it’s time to feel the warmth of the spotlight.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Hmm, seeing as it’s Bridesmaid, I wouldn’t relate it to any mains, but more side dishes and condiments that compliment the mains, such as mustard, cayenne pepper and chocolate sauce.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
“31 Days” track 2.  A sentiment of hope and recovery from major depression.

Any on the road anecdotes?
On stage with Stevie Wonder one night, singing ‘Happy Birthday to ya’, I was behind Stevie in a conga line as we all ‘rhumbered’ (not sure if that’s a word) across the stage.  My hands were on his waist and I was meant to help guide him, however I forgot that he was blind and guided him into the fold back wedge.  He went over and I landed on top of him in front of a crowd of thousands.   Oops!

Where do you draw inspiration from?
People I have crossed paths with throughout my life have left lasting impressions on me.  Some I have loved for a minute, some for eternity, some have tried to destroy my heart with their ugliness and some have given me sunshine with their quirky souls.  All have been my inspirations.

What’s next for you?
Touring and recording more cathartic tunes.  This year I will finish my degree in Psychology and hopefully I can use the music and psych to light up people’s lives.

What’s your scene?
My scene?  Hanging with people I love and enjoy spending my time with.

About Nikki

Nikki has been in the music industry for many years.  Some of the bands she has toured with have been The John Farnham Band, Australian Crawl, Richard Clapton, Suzi Quatro, Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder.

She recorded an album “DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD” of ‘rock classics’ by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Deep Purple and the Rolling Stones.  Songs such as Foxy Lady, Whole Lotta Love, Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Tin Soldier, White Room and others.

After studying Japanese on and off for eight years, Nikki wrote and recorded an album called “YUME IPPAI.”  Each song was written in Japanese about different parts of Australia.

Nikki has just released her new original album “BRIDESMAID” with the title track ‘Bridesmaid’ being awarded an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the final of the International Song Writing Competition.

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