Nicola Milan

Nicola Milan

 
Western Australia, AUS
BandJazzFolk

Alluring, seductive and a little bit cheeky, Nicola Milan’s style of jazz fusion blends swing, blues and Latin into a mysterious pot of tantalizing jazzy goodness, all wrapped up in Nicola’s silky Julie London-esque vocals.

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Biography

 Alluring, seductive and a little bit cheeky, Nicola Milans style of jazz fusion blends swing, blues and Latin into a mysterious pot of tantalizing jazzy goodness, all wrapped up in Nicolas silky Julie London-esque vocals.

With songs about love, lust and passion listening to Nicolas music is an intimate affair as she transports you back to a time where men wore top hats and women dressed divine.  On stage, Milan flirts shamelessly with her audience as she serves up a buffet of cleverly crafted songs intertwined with her quirky sense of humor; all part of her playful, sophisticated charm.

Milan recorded her debut full length album Forbidden Moments which was released on 10 May 2013 to a sellout crowd. The result of two years of songwriting work, the album boasts an incredible line up of musicians and has received rave reviews from the music industry, media and fans.

It has been noticed how well crafted her work is with her bossanova Love Me More being chosen over thousands of entries to become a finalist in the coveted John Lennon International Songwriting Contest in 2013.

Milans cheeky swing number No Room For Promises also won a finalist spot in the UK International Songwriting Contest and also in the Australian Songwriting Contest; both of which also receive thousands of entries each year and are judged by industry heavy weights such as Stings producer Kipper Eldridge, legendary producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis) and top producer and arranger Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Mariah Carey) to name a few.

Witty, sophisticated and original, it is exciting to see such an intelligent and honest artist and songwriter surface in Australia.  Limelight Magazine (Australias premier Arts and Classical and Jazz Music Publication)

Nicola has her songs placed in feature length films, written music for a popular web series, released a debut EP Little Rendezvous in November 2011 which went straight to #1 on the jazz charts in Honolulu and Wisconsin in the USA and is touring Australia nationally in January 2014 to promote her new album with shows scheduled for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Milan sings through the rest of the world with her confident alto voice, well-balanced, inside and out. She shows that she can readily compose and sing in any genre or subgenre she chooses whether the gypsy-tinged tango of The Scent of Her Perfume or the American stage ballad I Begin To Understand. -allaboutjazz.com (USA)

Nicola is also an award winning cartoonist, published author and poet. In the 2011 Rotary Cartoon Awards Women on the World competition Nicola took out an award for her cartoon about women and the glass ceiling. Nicola s new fully illustrated book Monster-in-Lawand the rest of her rotten family co-authored with Judy Davies and published by Junic Productions is available on her cartooning blog milansmischief.com. Nicola also writes funny poetry and has competed in the Australian Poetry Slam Competition for poets and writers that perform their work.


 

 

 

Lyrics

Just A Kiss

Written By: Nicola Milan

Verse 1
It’s just another day
I’m in my room and there’s no one with me
I think of you just the same
You always come to play my little game

No words at all
You move around, sit a little closer to me
Close my eyes
Serenade me with your melody of lies

Chorus
The hours are ticking over, in this web I’ve woven
We won’t be missed
Nothing else matters, in this ever after
So I take... Just a kiss

Verse 2
The wick is burning low
The air is thick and it’s all around me
Spend a little time
Taking what’s mine

I won’t object to your devotion
To satisfy my needs
So before you leave
You always try to please

Chorus
The hours are ticking over, in this web I’ve woven
We won’t be missed
Nothing else matters, in this ever after
So I take... Just a kiss

Solo

Bridge
So quiet, so quiet, so quiet
So quiet, in my room

So quiet, so quiet, so quiet
So alone again too soon

Chorus
The hours are ticking over, in this web I’ve woven
We won’t be missed
Nothing else matters, in this ever after
So I take... Just a...

The hours are ticking over, in this web I’ve woven
We won’t be missed
Nothing else matters, in this ever after
So I take... Just a kiss.

The Chapter You Wrote In My Life

Written By: Nicola Milan

The Chapter You Wrote In My Life

I call you a liar, you say I’m a thief
Those things that we said but just didn’t mean
Being with you, things came out the wrong way
So around and round me danced
Not knowing quite what to say

Write me sonnets where heroes roam real
Write me poems that say how you feel
Write me letters that remind me each night
Of the chapter you wrote in my life

I sang you a song but played to myself
Its sits with my memories on its own special shelf
Words didn’t come and the moment past by
But I long for those moments we shared in our lives

Write me sonnets where heroes roam real
Write me poems that say how you feel
Write me letters that remind me each night
Of the chapter you wrote in my life

(Instrumental)

Time past by and left you far behind
Reading different stories, we never said goodbye

Write me sonnets where heroes roam real
Write me poems that say how you feel
Write me letters that remind me each night
Of the chapter you wrote in my

Write me sonnets where heroes roam real
Write me poems that say how you feel
Write me letters that remind me each night
Of the chapter you wrote in my life

Little Rendezvous

Written By: Nicola Milan

You take me by the hand and dance me,
spin me 'round entrance me,
show me that you, want me to stay
Candlelight is glowing, the breeze is softly blowing
its working with you, to sweep me away.
And just so lightly so very slightly we kiss
We go slow so we can reminisce
I surrender, sliding into bliss.
Stealing kisses freely, you wrap your arms around me
closer to you, little rendezvous.
Closer to you, little rendezvous.

Take Your Chances

Written By: Nicola Milan

I've got a secret, baby move a little closer.
Its just a trinket I want to share
Baby gotta tell ya, I like the way youre lookin'
with the subtle tones your takin' and the smell of your cologne in the air
Its nearly midnight, time has stopped a tickin'
I circle closer, a flicker in my eye.
Baby gotta tell ya, I'm warmin' to your fire
Make you mine, its so fine the way you stroll around the room without a care
Chorus:
Come on baby take a walk with me
Three's a crowd but two's good company
The timing's right and we're feelin' fancy free
So baby take your chances with me.
Bridge:
One of these days Im gonna find myself a good man.
Im out there lookin' just the best that I can
But till he comes and makes me a happy woman
Im gonna take what I can
'cause baby youre one lovely lookin' man.
Chorus:
Come on baby take a walk with me
Three's a crowd but two's good company
The timing's right and we're feelin' fancy free
So baby take your chances with me.

Come on baby take a walk with me
Three's a crowd but two's good company
The timing's right and we're feelin' fancy free
So baby take your chances with me.

Baby take your chances, take your chances with me.

Love Me More

Written By: Nicola Milan

Verse 1
Here’s a time of wicked tales
Of twisted lives and bitter fates told over
He keeps her there

A thousand nights of pointless fear
And each one ending with her tears
She’s frozen
Each time he sighs

Chorus
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me till the feelings right
Though loving me is endless night
And just before you start to cry
Love me till it aches inside

Verse 2
The secrets kept of disrespect
The limitless of her neglect
Its over
She opens the door

For all the years she lived a lie
He offers her a last goodbye
She’s broken
And each time he sighs

Chorus
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me till the feelings right
Though loving me is endless night
And just before you start to cry
Love me till it aches inside

Instrumental

Bridge
Is it love when loves unkind
She can’t take anymore
So with her love corrupt and blind
She stays with him and closes the door

Chorus
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me some more
Ohhh
Will you love me till the feelings right
Though loving me is endless night
And just before you start to cry
Love me till it aches inside

Will you love me till the feelings right
Though loving me is endless night
And just before you start to cry
Love me till it aches inside

Will you love me till the feelings right
Though loving me is endless night
And just before you say goodbye
Love me till I close your eyes

No Room For Promises

Written By: Nicola Milan

When love stumbles your way
You should be wary of things lovers say
He’ll come along and steal your heart with his charms
And he’ll fill you with promises, right from the start

In love, and love’s a fool
He tells her the secrets he once told to you
He made the rules and I played my part
Now there’s no room for promises left in my heart

How many times can a girl be told
What she wants to hear before the romance goes cold
Over and over he played with my head
But there’s no mistakin’ the lies there instead

Sweetheart, sweet as they come
You sell me your story then off you will run
Next time around I’m playin’ it smart
So there’s no room for promises left in my heart

The Waiting Game

Written By: Nicola Milan

Clock on the wall, tell me a story,
Speak of the moments that miracles lead.
Clock on the wall, lie to me gently,
Tell me the life that I cling to won’t leave.

Clock on the wall, I’m watching her sleeping,
Each little eye closed in dream ever deep.
Clock on the wall, are you my friend?
Or do you tell stories that come to an end.

Silent paintings hang on a wall,
Staring, empty, shadows grow tall.
There’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air,
And the cold empty faces continue to stare.
Ticking and tocking the clock never stopping for her.
(never stopping for her)

Clock on the wall, I think that you taunt me,
Ticking forever as time passes by.
Clock on the wall, they all have forgotten,
Nor do they search for the pain in my eyes.

Instrumental

Silent paintings hang on a wall,
Staring, empty, shadows grow tall.
There’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air,
And the cold empty faces continue to stare.
Ticking and tocking the clock never stopping for her.
(never stopping for her)

Clock on the wall, tell me a story,
Speak of the moments that miracles lead.
Clock on the wall, lie to me gently,
Tell me the life that I cling to won’t leave.

Clock on the wall, I’m watching her sleeping,
Each little eye closed in dream ever deep.
Clock on the wall, are you my friend?
Or do you tell stories that come to an end.

The Scent Of Her Perfume

Written By: Nicola Milan

She lingers on his pillow, as he tries in vain to sleep
She’s dancing down the hallway, in a whirl of her mystique
He finds her in the bedroom encircling his room
But he’s not there and in the air, is the scent of her perfume

She left him for a stranger, who played a better game
So he wrote her many letters, but he did not sign his name
He cries out from the window to the ever lonely moon
But she’s not there and in the air, is the scent of her perfume

He never told her how much he loved her
And she couldn’t wait any more
And so he has lost her and he’s all alone
He tries to forget her, but she lingers on

She’s waiting in the evening, to make her presence known
She’s laughing at his sorrow as he hangs his head and moans
She taunts him from the corners of every single room
But she’s not there, and in the air, is the scent of her perfume

Instrumental

He never told her how much he loved her
And she couldn’t wait any more
And so he has lost her and he’s all alone
He tries to forget her, but she lingers on

She’s waiting in the evening, to make her presence known
She’s laughing at his sorrow as he hangs his head and moans
She taunts him from the corners of every single room
But she’s not there, and in the air, is the scent of her perfume