Starting her musical career as a singer/songwriter at the age of 12, by 15 Nikki had appeared in clubs throughout Los Angeles as both a solo artist and with her band. Today, as Nikki approaches her twenties, she has toured nationally and internationally, and has been featured on radio, television, and in major newspapers and magazines such as USA Today, Teen and L.A. Daily News and was the cover for Ventura Boulevard Magazine (Dec. 20121. She has played notable venues such as the Roxy, House of Blues, the Knitting Factory Concert Houses (Reno, Spokane, Boise, Los Angeles, Brooklyn), Hotel Café, the Mint, the Bitter End, Genghis Cohen, the Union Room, Conga Room, venues throughout England and Ireland, and festivals such as South by Southwest, the Monterey Jazz Festival and Canadian Music Fest.
Inspired by the authenticity of singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette and Lily Allen, Nikki writes and sings songs of self-discovery and empowerment that read like a handbook for young women coming of age, but with crossover appeal to adults and certainly fans of modern pop and the new folk movement. Nikki writes about life's experiences: love, heartbreak, and relationships from the lens of a young woman entering her twenties, with her music moving thru aspects of pop, alternative, folk and balladry.
"My inspiration comes from everything that is around me," says Nikki. "All of my songs are from true experiences. I'm an observant person, and I try to take everything in and put it into my music." Songs such as "My Sad Hero," Cute But Stupid," and "Bros Before Hos" speak directly to the fans and offer up a tongue-in-cheek way out of what sometimes can appear bottomless.
Nikki's recent accomplishments include the completion of her EP Feel Better. Tracked at the world-famous Record Plant studio, Feel Better was produced by Jason Goldman, who has worked as an instrumentalist and an arranger for artists such as Michael Bublé, David Foster and Clay Aiken. The recording was engineered and mixed by Mike Butler (Pretenders, the Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones).
Feel Better also led to the release of Nikki's first two music videos, for the EP's title track and "Bros Before Hos." "Feel Better" was directed by Emmy-winning director Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts, starring John Travolta), and "Bros" was lensed by up-and- coming director Anna Elizabeth James. Meanwhile, Lang hit the road to promote the EP, supporting Atlantic Recording artist Robert Francis on the West Coast and alternative rock legend Grant Hart in Europe.
Nikki just completed the filming of My Sad Hero, the third music video from the Feel Better EP. The video was directed by award-winning director, Scott Barker
Nikki is currently finishing up a new project with Producer Ray Kennedy (Sail on Sailor, Every Time I think of You) to be released in 2012.
Nikki has recently returned from a collaboration with N.Y. based producer/performer L*A*W.
In 2011, Nikki had a number of songs placed in television shows.
Nikki has also been actively involved in charitable causes and fundraisers whenever possible, including benefit recordings for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. In 2010, The American Diabetes Association created a unique fundraiser called "Download for Diabetes" and Nikki donated 100% of the proceeds from downloads of her song, "Feel Better" to the ADA.