Nicki Gillis

Nicki Gillis

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandCountryRock

Solo or with her band, acoustic or electric Nicki Gillis is one of Australia's most versatile performers. Doing her original material or classic covers, Nicki can tailor a gig for any situation. Winner of numerous awards and has had significant radio play chart success across Europe.

Biography

Nicki Gillis is Australia's most successful female international country rock artist. A highly awarded singer/songwriter, Nicki is also an extraordinary vocalist with a massive covers repertoire of songs ranging from classics from the 1940s through to contemporary rock and pop. Nicki includes in her awards nominations for Australia's top entertainer awards (Mo Awards and ACE Awards), has won the Cooper's Golden Saddle and consistently wins people's choice awards and best vocalist awards at festivals and events at which she plays.

Nicki won the Frank Ifield International Spur Award in 2009 - an exclusive award granted personally by Frank Ifield to the person he sees as Australia's best chance for international success.

Nicki has toured the US, UK, South Pacific, Middle East and South East Asia, and with previous self written #1 (Remember Me) and #2 (On The Mountain) singles in Europe and #1 (Be A Star) in the UK, Nicki Gillis is one of Australia’s busiest and most in demand entertainers.

Her debut album “Lucy’s Daughter” was much appreciated by the constantly increasing number of fans. Followed by her “On the Mountain” album and the “Collaboration” album with Bob Howe, Nicki has provided her fans with an enormous variety of original and covered material.

Nicki's fourth album, "Woman of Substance" is due for release in March 2011 and includes cover versions of songs by powerful women from the period 1968 through to 1975. It includes such classics as, "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Ode to Billy Joe", "You're So Vain", plus eight more. Her fifth album, or original songs is under development and due out in October 2011.

Nicki's self-penned singles, “Leavin’ You for Myself”, “Remember Me”, “Honey I Don’t Have Time”, "Be A Star" and “Watch the Wildflowers Grow” all reached top ten in Europe, Australia or the United Kingdom and the cover version of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” reached number 3 in the UK. Nicki’s haunting rendition of Buddy Holly’s, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” reached number 6.

With her considerable international experience, Nicki’s live show has been developed and refined to ensure all audiences, no matter if in large or intimate venues, receive the best possible entertainment. SHe generally uses her own band in Australia and the UK but can use "house" bands as well as she has all her songs fully charted.

Nicki is a friendly and approachable professional entertainer who has a star quality that engages audiences from many different demographics and musical genres.

Nicki’s live shows are fantastic and have to be seen to be believed. The professionalism, vibrancy, excitement and chemistry between band members ensures an entertaining show for all audiences.

Discography

Top Ten Charting Singles (originals)
Leavin’ You For Myself
Remember Me
Honey I Don't Have Time
On the Mountain
Watch the Wildflowers Grow
Be A Star (#1 in UK)

Top Ten Charting Singles (Covers)
Chasing Cars
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
I Remember You (with Frank Ifield)

Albums
On The Mountain
Lucy's Daughter
Collaboration
Woman of Substance
Collaboration II (under production)
Untitled (under production)

Set List

Sets can be anything from 1 x 30 min through to 3 x 45 mins. Sets consist of original chart topping songs and covers.
Original songs include:
Leavin You For Myself
On The Mountain
Honey I Don't Have Time
Remember Me
Watch the Wildflowers Grow.

Covers include:
These Boots are Made for Walking
Wall of Death
Price of Love
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Ballad of Lucy Jordan
Simply the Best
Chasing Cars
Thorn in My Side
Dreams
You're No Good
Sweet Home Alabama
Brown Eyed Girl
Proud Mary
Stuck in the Middle With You
Don’t Stop
Flame Trees
Who Knew
Lay Back In The Arms of Someone
Poker Face
Hotel California
Plus hundreds more loved and new songs.