B I O G R A P H Y 

As one of Australia's most talented emerging songwriters, there is a refreshing raw honesty in Nicole’s emotionally-charged lyrics, whether written from a place of heartbreak, darkness or a place of inspired hope. Touted by many as the 'New Queen of Aussie Rock', her band GRANDHOUR won ‘Best Australian Independent Rock Artist’ at the 2016 MusicOz Awards with their self-recorded, self-produced debut album 'Bombs and Bullets' - all songs written by Nicole.

As an emotional and soulful artist, Nicole comes from a folk-pop background, but also loves being on stage with the power of a full rock band. Nicole wowed audiences with her powerful and emotive vocal performance in the 2018 ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Led Zeppelin show at theatres around Sydney which showcases some of the best musicians and singers from around Australia in a tribute to classic rock legends Led Zeppelin. Opening the show with her powerful 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.

A born performer, Nicole is an all-round entertainer and at home whether on 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 working on studio recordings of her new solo material to be released in 2020.


“You can’t help thinking of some of the female legends of rock like Lita Ford or Pat Benetar when you hear Nicole sing”
- Black Velvet Magazine – UK

"Blessed by the rock-gods in heaven, Nicole’s voice is exceptional. The mood and emotion Nicole oozes when working those vocals will have you aroused and entranced."
- Talent Raters Magazine - USA

“Fabulous diverse vocals from Nicole Nighthawk, a lady who has a set of pipes up there with the best of them.”
- Fireworks Magazine – UK

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