My Musical Journey
The first band I was in was called “It is What it Is”, and we played originals we created and a lot of covers. Its why I love Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder so much. I got the opportunity to work with musicians who created music beyond my scope. And that made me learn the industry from the ground up. Everyone played an instrument, and I was the lead singer. I developed my songwriting by learning what was needed in the music at the time. And it was there that I developed a passion for music.
I remember spending a lot of time playing and listening to some great jazz musicians, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and a lot of others. I grew up in a Caribbean household and was indoctrinated into the music of gospel, reggae and radio top 40. And when you grow up in Hamilton, Ontario; you are going to hear a lot of alternative and rock music. I love it all.
I learned how to produce music during the Pandemic. It was then that I could take time and play each note, each button, each knob, until I knew how to record what I wanted. Then I'd go to mix and master it in my favourite studio.
I've only created 4 songs so far, but one of them has over 25K views so it makes me feel like I'm going in the right direction. I have many many more tracks to release.
Now that the kids are back in school, there’s never a wasted moment. I am now trying my best to release music as often as I can. Thank you for your support.
Nicola is a music artist who lives in Hamilton Ontario.
During lock-down, the time given to work from home allowed her to reignite passions for creating music.
She credits her family for giving her roots into her Canadian, British and Caribbean heritage.
She also credits her city for giving her insight into classical, gospel, folk rock, reggae, jazz and blues.
Aside from creating music, Nicola is a board member for Food Security and Food Sovereignty.
You can find her music on all streaming platforms such as Spotify and iTunes.