VOGUE, MTV UK and Seventeen Magazine have all recognized KimberlyNichole for her sense of style, stage presence and captivating voice. An “avant-rock n soul, tutu-clad”, song stylist and songwriter, Nichole hails from Seattle, Washington, the city that spawned music innovators Quincy Jones, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Similar to her hometown music legends, her passion for music began at a very young age. KimberlyNichole grew up listening to the gospel/soul music played by her parents and the grunge/alternative music, which dominated the Seattle music scene. These musical styles have all inﬂuenced Nichole’s sound.
After spreading her wings and relocating to New York, her journey went into full speed. She’s performed at packed venues coast to coast and even internationally. KimberlyNichole has shared the stage with Janelle Monaé, English Rock band The Heavy, Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Mayer Hawthorne, Toshi Reagon and Nona Hendryx. The Seattle Born, Rock princess’ mesmerizing performance style has also captured the attention and support of Quincy Jones, Motown writing legends Ashford & Simpson and fashion savant André Leon Talley. Talley was so impressed by Nichole that he invited her to the VOGUE office and featured her in the fashion magazine.
KimberlyNichole’s most amazing milestone has been completing her debut album The Yellow Brick Journey, which was self-funded and self-distributed. The Yellow Brick Journey is something fresh and new, with songs that showcase Nichole’s songwriting and her unique powerful voice. Music from the album has been placed on MTV, VH1, LOGO and Showtime. In 2011 KimberlyNichole caught the attention of BET and she made her national TV performance debut on 106 & Park and on the BET 11’ Awards for their Music Matters Campaign (“featuring tomorrow’s stars, today”).
Many are not only taken by KimberlyNichole’s diverse music, they are also equally impressed with her sense of style. Being largely inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and Ballerinas, Nichole designs her show ensembles with her New York based design partner/ seamstress. Her performances are complete with custom tutus, glitter and glam, visually enhancing her magical live show experience.
KimberlyNichole is continuing to expand her brand and increase her buzz by wowing audiences in some of New York’s best alternative music venues. She’s also writing and recording new music and preparing for her week of performances in Japan. She has achieved an incredible amount of success as an unsigned artist with no agent, PR or management. Her journey is a testament to what determination, hard work and raw talent can achieve.