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NICOLAH is a Cumbrian singer-songwriter based in London. She started 2019 performing in play Section 28 & the Queer state at Alexandra Palace, went on to play her first headline show as part of Islington Proms and now she’s promoting her next single, Holiday.
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 alongside Everything Everything, Naughty Boy & Mullally. Since then she's received support & multiple airplay from BBC introducing’s Tom Salmon and in August 2018 recorded a live session for his show. Her last single, Out of the Pie, was featured on She Makes Music, Cougar Microbes & as one of Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Faves.
Next single Holiday, mixed & mastered by Warner Music’s Axel Lang & Abbey Road’s Christian Wright, sounds like a summer anthem. Think Jade bird meets Jungle. It’s a song that laments & celebrates life at the same time. Because “nothing stays the same” the central message is hope, hope in each other and hope in the moment.
Holiday is out 16th August 2019
Joni Mitchell, Paramore, Hall & Oates