“...a superhero hybrid of Aretha Franklin’s vocals with Bono’s stage presence…” - rolling stone magazine
known as “the ROCK ballerina” The press, the public and powerful names in the entertainment industry agree, Singer- songwriter Kimberly Nichole is a force to be reckoned with.
Exploding on the national scene on season 8 of The Voice, Kimberly Nichole garnered superlative praise from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson and Reba McEntire, with her show-stopping performances, stylish presence and vocal power. Fans clamored for her iconic blues and rock covers and led her to the iTunes’ Top 20 three weeks in a row and even landed on the Billboard 100 Charts!
Born and bred in Seattle, Washington, Kimberly Nichole moved to New York City where she launched her career. National and international performances soon followed, allowing her to share the stage with such artists as Slash (Guns N Roses), Living Colour, Alice Smith, Janelle Monae, Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Joe Walsh (The Eagles) and Jon Bon Jovi. Her mesmerizing performance style has captured the attention and support of Quincy Jones, songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson and fashion savant Andre Leon Talley. Talley was so taken with Nichole’s talent and fashion-forwardness that he invited her into the offices of VOGUE and featured her in the magazine.
Her original music has been featured on NETFLIX, MTV, VH1, BET, LOGO, Lifetime and Showtime. After hearing her music, Tony award winning director George C. Wolfe personally selected Kimberly to be the featured rock performer in his film "You Are Not You," which stars Oscar-winner Hilary Swank.
She was eventually crowned Mistress of Ceremonies at New York and London's wildly popular private night club 'The Box'. There she used her powerful voice, savvy showmanship and blunt personality to entertain the likes of Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp, Steven Tyler, Jude Law, Baz Luhrmann, Jay Z, Beyonce, Usher, Lizzo, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio and more.
Kimberly Nichole's songwriting has earned her the ASCAP Foundation’s “Reach Out and Touch” Award, which is given to promising songwriters. She is also a frequent guest speaker/performer at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Music, where she speaks to the next generation of artists about popular music and how it's been shaped by black female blues and rock and roll pioneers.
Kimberly's music was recently featured in the NETFLIX series SELF MADE and she's lent her voice to Ezra Koeing's (Vampirie Weekend) anime series Neo Yokio (starring Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon and more). In 2018, she made her Brooadway debut in ROCKTOPIA where the New York Times praised her performance saying “..[she] has a distinctive tone, all burnished copper, and she manages to inject fresh life into the hoary "Dream On.” In 2019, Kimberly Nichole was cast as the Gypsy/Acid Queen for The Who's "Tommy" at the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage series.
Now between London and New York, Kimberly is preparing to release her project "the West Coast Seattle Girl".
Enough said, the horizon for Kimberly Nichole is obviously limitless. Her journey, just beginning, is a testament to what determination, hard work and raw talent can achieve.
Mar 16, 2019
theWestCoastSeattleGirl at the Apollo Theater's Music Cafe - WOW Festival