Nina

Nina

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Winner Billboard's World Song Contest, Song of The year winner!!1 Long Island's Best Singer!! NINA brought the house to it's feet at Caesar's when Patti LaBelle brought her up to sing. ,songs beyond the original & powerhouse vocals? -FINALLY...SOME EXCITEMENT

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Nina Nina Nina (R) (registered trademark of Nina Tolins)
Nina's New Music will be available 2012-Get ready to dance with driving beats and her most amazing vocals yet!!!!!
* Winner 2009 BILLBOARD World Song Contest - r&b/blues category! (Billboard judges were the first to review her new album REBEL WITH A CAUSE calling all the songs hits!) Long Islands Best Singer !!!!!!!! ......... With powerhouse vocals and a 4-octave range, a sultry r&b / jazz-tinged voice immersed in old & new school rock stylings, dynamic, emotional & electric delivery, songwriting beyond the original and the exciting REBEL BAND- MY Space Top Artist NY & Japan, Billboard Contest Winner and ASCAP showcased songwriter, NINA, has created an unprecedented buzz with the NYC music scene as fans & club owners alike nickname NINA "THE VOICE". The news has spread quickly to new fans & sales from places as diverse as Europe & Nashville to Seattle & Japan !!

Nina brought down the house at Caesar's, Atlantic City when Patti LaBelle called her on-stage to sing "At Last" a' cappella and had "the joint jumpin'" as a vocalist for jazz legend Marion McPartland & her trio. Singing since the age of 3, NINA has worked with some of the top names in rock, jazz & r&b : Steve Holley, Harry Whitaker, Myron Walden, Chico Hamilton, Junior Mance, John Reilly, Joe Magnarelli, Gene Paul, and Alan St. Jon; to name just a few. She has performed at some of music's top venues � from large concert halls such as the Eastman Kodak Theater, Tillis Center, and Disney World, to the more intimate, famous clubs of NYC � Sweet Rhythm, The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, The Cutting Room etc.

At the age of 17, NINA was chosen from hundreds of singers state-wide as one of only 12 members of the prestigious NY All-State Jazz Ensemble � performing for the State Legislature and Governor. Counted among her accomplishments are headlining the 25th Anniversary Party for Ronald MacDonald House Children's Charities, the nationally televised International Festival of Music and Dance for Cablevision, Carrib-Beat for the New York Daily News, and starring roles in Funny Girl, Hair, Chicago, Cabaret, West Side Story, and Into The Woods at the Landmark Center in Long Island.

She and her song "Gabriel" were chosen for inclusion in the Time/Warner off Broadway play Sex Is More Than A Three Letter Word which ran at The Producer's Club in NYC. Her Lion's Den, NYC gig was also featured by Time/Warner in an interview broadcast on their show What's the T.

The release of NINA's first album, NEW SCHOOL ROCK, RHYTHM & GROOVES, was met with wide acclaim for its synergetic merge of both old school and new school rock. Lauded as an eclectic blend of classic rock, jazz, r&b and pop, NINA worked on the album with some of the best in the business: Elisa Hale producing with Bob Stander at the board, legendary drummers Steve Holley & John O. Reilly, famed jazz artists Harry Whitaker, Joe Magnarelli & Myron Walden and mastering legend Gene Paul.

Her 2nd album - REBEL WITH A CAUSE - was released Feb 2010 and features radio-friendly songs written by Nina and Elisa Hale which continue her journey of combining Rock, R&B, Pop and Jazz into an eclectic mix of stunning vocal performances. The R&B Ballad, Nobody's Gonna Own Me, from the album was picked as a winner of the 16th Annual Billboard Songwriting Contest - written and performed by Nina. The remaining songs on the album all received glowing reviews by the Billboard judges as well !

" Nina, Nina, Nina Lord have Mercy! Did you hear that girl's pipes!? I'm afraid of that Lady!
(PATTI LaBELLE to her back-up singers after calling Nina onstage at Ceasars, Atlantic City. Nina sang At Last accapella and brought the house down. Then to Nina, Patti continued:) I'm not going to lie to you, it's a hard life. But you? You, Miss Nina, do not let anybody or anything get in your way!

Nina's own words

Spent the last year dedicating myself to
merging dance with r&b/rock - recording the cd
Nina Nina Nina with Mike Watts & Elisa Hale producing (they gave me my first shot assisting) , I came back to my own studio - bought a bunch of equipment with Elisa, and with her mentoring and that of Grammy-winning producer Bob Stander, I’ve been producing tracks for the next 5 songs ! “Wrap Me With Your Love” drops here 8/31/12 in honor of my brother’s 20th birthday - love ya, CJ !!!
(he’s a dj & co-wrote “What Did I Do Last Night” with me - & he’s been helping me with beats for
the upcoming ones ! - can’t believe I finally talked him into it ! - lol) - hope you all like it !

It’s been an amazing journey - this venturing into “dance, house, trance, european & dub”, while determined to keep my singing style - and I’ve been amazed at finally being able to utilize all the compostition and arranging I learned at New School University . Building and layering songs has been an experience I liken to an

Lyrics

Liar Liar

Written By: Nina Tolins & Elisa Hale

Liar Liar

© 2008 Elisa Hale, Nina Tolins
(MamaNani Music/ASCAP)

Baby’s such a liar-liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, fire
I'm here as testifier
Baby's such a liar, liar, liar

Oh that wicked smile
That player style that had me so believing
You would never be deceiving
Oh that “late night game”
That “missed my train”
“Out with the guys a-creeping”
Tell me boy, where were you sleeping?

Liar liar, liar liar liar, liar liar liar, liar, li-ar

Baby’s such a liar-liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, fire
I'm here as testifier
Baby's such a liar, liar, liar

Oh ain’t it a shame
That when I called your name you didn’t answer
Came inside and saw her pants there
Oh – right before my eyes
You verified the lie and where we stood
Tell me boy – now was she good?

Liar liar, liar liar liar, liar liar liar, liar, li-ar

Baby’s such a liar-liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, fire
I'm here as testifier
Baby's such a liar, liar, liar

Don't pretend to be a victim of the things you do
I know all about your priors
Did you think I was that stupid to believe in you
No I saw right through you – Liar

Baby’s such a liar-liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, said oh… oh
Baby's such a liar liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, said oh… oh

Liar liar, liar liar liar, liar liar liar, liar, li-ar

Baby’s such a liar-liar
Caught him with his pants on fire, fire
I'm here as testifier
Baby's such a liar, liar, liar

Nobody's Gonna Own Me

Written By: Nina Tolins & Elisa Hale

Nobody’s Gonna Own Me

© 2008 Elisa Hale, Nina Tolins
(MamaNani Music/ASCAP)

I’ll go my own way - You go yours
Don’t mind being alone now
I still have me to explore

I can't be what you want -
And I don't mind, I don't mind
You can call me selfish baby
Call me unkind

Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear me down

Why do we lean on each other?
Like the blind leading the blind
Can’t be a follower honey
Can’t always be by your side

Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear me down

I’m a rebel with a cause
Can’t live behind these bars
So try the best you can
I won’t be fooled again my man…yeah

I wash dishes when I want to
Take out the trash the when I have to
I can take care of myself
Go on, rescue someone else

Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear me down

I’m a rebel with a cause
Can’t live behind these bars
So try the best you can
I won’t be fooled again my man…yeah

Won’t be “strung out,” anymore
Won’t be “dazed and confused”
Won’t be singing no “St. Louis blues”

Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear,
Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear,
Nobody’s gonna own me
Nobody’s gonna wear me down

Discography

REBEL WITH A CAUSE - lp - release date Feb 20, 2010

NEW SCHOOL ROCK, RHYTHM & GROOVES - lp
released 2004

UNPLUGGED - ep
released 5/11/2006
CD baby, Amazon, Target, Tower,
itunes,MusicMatch,AOLmusic,myspace,etc. streaming & downloads

on dvd: CHRISTMAS FOR RONALD'S CHILDREN - Nina & her dancers perform for the 25th Annivarsary of Ronald MacDonald House Children's Charities

MY SPACE: Top Artist -NY Rock, Soul & Indie
over a million and 1/2 hits !

www.MySpace.com/NinaSings

Set List

Original Set consists of first album,2nd album and NinaNina Nina ep (originals) covers, and upcoming album.

full band,Dj, solo, trio,piano player, guitar player, tracks and dancers

Set length as required.