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Nicolah is a Cumbrian singer-songwriter based in London and since gracing the stage at Glastonbury 2017 she has released 7 singles. 2019 saw her perform in play Section 28 & the Queer state at Alexandra Palace, play her first headline show as part of Islington Proms and embark on her first tour around home county, Cumbria. She finished the year releasing Christmas single release, Eve, a Christmas song that could easily be up there with Happy Xmas & Wonderful Christmastime. Eve was featured on Angry Baby Music's Christmas list, played on Amazing Radio & BBC introducing as well as local radio Cando FM, where Nicolah did a live session ahead of Christmas Day.
Her music is a sum of fresh life experiences about faith, sexuality, culture… A unique and empathic world view. Built on a foundation of classic songwriting, it blends pop sensibilities with an indie spirit. She shares similarities with early Katy Perry and her Christian pop roots, the sweet strum & vocals of Joni Mitchell, and the classic catchy melodies of Hall & Oates.
In the summer of 2018 she won the Open Category - Mayor of London GIGS Competition chosen by Judges Newton Faulkner, Lauren Churchman (BBC6music), Fuzz Chaudhrey (BBC Radio 1), Swarzy Macaly (KISS FM) & James Brister (ICMP) . After playing live for literally millions on London’s busy underground platforms, her first single Flow won the 2016 Mayor of London GIGS Songwriting Prize sponsored by PRS for Music taking her to play Glastonbury 2017. Since then she's received support & multiple airplay from BBC introducing’s Tom Salmon and whilst on tour this September she recorded her 2nd BBC introducing session for his show. Her music has been featured on the BBC, Amazing Radio, Soho Radio, Cando FM, & blogs She Makes Music, Angry Baby Music & Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Faves.
She released a live covers EP at the beginning of 2020 and is now focusing on writing for the rest of the year.