B I O G R A P H Y
Touted by many as the new ‘Queen of Aussie Rock’, Nicole Nighthawk recently wowed audiences with her powerful and emotive vocal performance in the ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Led Zeppelin celebration at theatres around Sydney (including the finale at the State Theatre). The show, now in its 16th year, showcases the best musicians and singers from around Australia in a tribute to classic rock legends Led Zeppelin. Opening the show with her rocking rendition of ‘Rock and Roll’, it was Nicole’s captivating performances of ‘Four Sticks’ and ‘Battle of Evermore’ (duet with Steve Balbi (Noiseworks)) which showcased the true versatility and power of her voice, and made her a crowd favourite.
As one of the country’s most talented emerging songwriters, there is a refreshing honesty in Nicole’s emotionally thoughtful lyrics whether written from a place of heartbreak or a place of inspired hope. In 2016, her band GRANDHOUR won ‘Best Australian Independent Rock Artist’ at the MusicOz Awards with her song ‘All In Or Nothing’.
A born performer, Nicole is an all round entertainer and at home whether on a stage, on screen as a presenter, or off screen as photographer, videographer, director and editor. She has performed her original music in venues around Melbourne, and supported the likes of Bic Runga, Shawn Mullins, Russell Morris, Dallas Crane, Karnavool; Performed as backing vocalist with Christine Anu on National Television; And performed the Australian National Anthem to a crowd of 35,000 people at the ‘Drag Racing Nationals’ to a standing ovation.
Nicole is currently writing new material for her solo debut and working with acclaimed multi Aria award winning sound engineer Doug Brady who’s list of recorded artists includes: David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay, Robin Thicke, Kylie Minogue, Deep Purple, Lionel Ritchie, Jessie J, The Madden Brothers, John Farnham, Keith Urban, Chicago, America... to name a few.
Watch this space to see what musical creations Nicole Nighthawk presents to the world next!