Nicole Parker-Brown & her band repertoire of kitchy & classic Jazz & Blues always get the crowd groovin….
Moved by the stories of struggle & strength. Nicole is inspired by Nina Simone, Bessi Smith, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Diana Washington & all the legendary ladies of Jazz & Blues.She delivers with the passion of Eva Cassidy & upbeat energy of from Stray Cats to Mose Alison.Nicole also brings modern songs & turns them into her own unique diverse style.She’s been singing the Jazz & Blues & payin her dues most of her life having been surrounded by generations of a musical family.Nicoles experience years ago travelling the world visiting the clubs, bars and music venues & dipping her big toe into the jazz & blues scene while living in London & travelling throughout Europe, gave her a taste to follow a life of performing..
Nicole has played with many fantastic musicians & bands over the years….from Soul,Funk, Jazz & Blues including her own original songs. However her favourite times were having the honour of sharing the stage with legendary blues & jazz artist the late 'Wiley Reed', performing shows with a Eva Cassidy, Chuck Brown vein. They packed out venues, as they merged their bands together & created magic before untimely passing Wiley.
Encouragement & belief from late great Wiley, & her close musical friends, loyal fans & family gives her drive & direction to keep building on her career & after playing as the feature singer with many great bands has gone out under her own name.
Blues on Broadbeach 2016 (Album Launch)
Broadbeach Jazz Festival 2015
Blues on Broadbeach Festival 2015 (Featured with Frazer Goodman)
Into Global Rhythms Festival 2015 (Featured with Frazer Goodman)
Byron Bay Film Festival Closing Ceremony 2015
Blues on Broadbeach Festival 2014 (Featured with Frazer Goodman)
Jazz on Broadbeach Festival 2014 (Featured with Frazer Goodman)
NYE Broadwater Parklands Stage 2014
Swell Sculpture Festival 2013
Murwillumbah Festival 2012
Pig Day Out Festival 2012 & 2013
Many bars, clubs & gin joints