Jenna Nicholls
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Jenna Nicholls

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Artist Review: Jenna Nicholls"

“There’s a bruised quality beneath Jenna Nicholls’ music: in a hushed voice, backed by her delicate guitar work and occasional choral washes, she sings about deceit and willful self-delusion. It’s the sadder side of Feist and Cat Power — her songs evoke halting, soft-focus silent movies shot on Coney Island. Tonight, Nicholls begins a monthlong residency upstairs at the Living Room. She’s not officially celebrating the release of her second album, In the Blooming Hours, till May. But ask nicely and she might slide you a copy.”

— James Rickman (The Beacon Pass)
- The Beacon Pass

"Review: Jenna Nicholls: "The Blooming Hour""

New York singer/songwriter (by way of Pittsburgh) readies her self-described “more mature, fuller sounding” sophomore album, successor to 2008's Curled Up Toes In Red Maryjanes…a regular at Brooklyn and Lower East Side pass-the-hat music clubs…new album is produced by the fine multi-instrumentalist and studio knob-twiddler Jimi Zhivago (Kim Taylor, Ollabelle) // Release: The Blooming Hour (late May) // Sounds like: swaying, halcyon folk/pop with some lushly embroidered production on the edges…the subtleties may take a second listen to discern, but the effort is rewarded…Nicholls is in possession of a disarmingly appealing voice // What we like: the gentle persistent tug of the Kate Bush cover “Be Kind to My Mistakes”, Zhivago laying a sonic foundation that simply sneaks up on you…the lovely cello snaking through the sweet music box ballad “All the While”…the Nick Drake-ish Brit-folk charm and harmonies of “Mayfair”…
- Direct Current Magazine


Curled Up Toes in Red Mary Janes: 2008 featured on ABC

The Blooming Hour 2011- Radio play of 6 of 10 tracks



Jenna is a native of a small town just outside the blue-collar steel city of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but calls NYC her home. After an upward climb in Pennsylvania and a brief stint in Boston, she settled in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2006. Since then, Jenna has performed with a variety of well known and talented artists such as The Hothouse Flowers, Nouvelle Vague, and The Frames. In 2008 she released her debut album, "Curled Up Toes in Red Mary Janes" the entirety of which was featured on ABC's Boston Med in 2010. Her sophomore release, "The Blooming Hour" was released this year to rave reviews from fans and press.