Nicki Gillis
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Nicki Gillis

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
Band Country Rock


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"Many, many more"

Can forward pdf copies on request. - Various newspapers, magazines, reviews.

"Nicki Gillis - Lucy's Daughter"

In my “Country Pickin’s column in the Bundaberg Guardian, in the week preceding Christmas, because of restricted space my thoughts on the following CD were drastically cut.  In fairness to the artist we are repeating it here in it’s entirety.
Here’s a name to watch out for in the future. Born and bred in Western Australia, and achieving considerable success in that part of our continent, Nicki Gillis decided to spread her wings and try her luck on the Eastern seaboard. Her new album, done under the guidance of Roger Corbett, should go a long way to making her a well known name in her new home. The CD, “Lucy’s Daughter” boasts twelve tracks, a lot of which were co-written by the young lady herself. Quite often, when listening to a new album from a new artist, singing unfamiliar tracks, all tracks have a certain sameness about them. This is not the case with “Lucy’s Daughter. Each track assumes
It’s own identity on initial contact. Here is a good mix of up tempo, and ballad numbers, the latter tinged with a “bluesy” sound that adds to their character.
Nicki, has already tasted a measure of success, having scored a top ten finalist placing in the 2005 Tamworth Gold Guitars New Talent of the year, and also finding herself in the top five in the 2005 Tiara Awards for songwriting.. Of the twelve tracks on “Lucy’s Daughter, perhaps Silverstein’s, “Ballad Of Lucy Jordan, and Nicki’s “Watch The Wildflowers Grow”, would battle it out for number one place..
- Twang Talk

"Wins Golden Saddle Award"

The Winner of the Cooper’s Golden Saddle Award for 2007 is Cranebrook based Artist NICKI GILLIS.

Up against two of the “hottest” new talents in Australia at the moment Markus Meier and Lee Forster Nicki shone through with a great performance gaining the judges nod of approval.
“There was hardly anything between them” was the comment from the Judges and all gave such great performances. There were also no losers on the day with the Runners-up receiving their own “Cooper’s Golden Saddle Award Trophy” and Certificate as well as a Performance Fee.

This year the Grand Finalists gave a stunning performance at a special Showcase Concert at the Galston Club on Saturday night to a full house of appreciative Country Music Fans.

Nicki received a Cash Prize and Certificate courtesy of the Rotary Club of Galston, Publicity courtesy of our sponsors The Independent Country Music Bulletin and a Golden Saddle courtesy of Cooper’s Brewery and the Galston Country Music Festival. Nicki will also be invited back to the festival as a very special guest in 2008.

NICKI GILLIS joins the prestigious list of winners which include – Amber Lawrence, Darren Colston, Rob Wilson, Mark Tempany, Double Decker Dave, Michael King, Dave Debs, Colin Greatorix and Tracey Faith.
- Galston Rotary Club Press Release

"Nicki Number 1"

Congratulations to NICKI GILLIS, winner of the 2009 Frank Ifield International Spur Award, for hitting the No. 1 spot on the Hotdisc chart in the U.K. and staying at the top for a fourth week with her own composition
Be A Star from her album Lucy's Daughter! A great prelude to her second tour of the U.K. coming up in June and July 2010. - Cowboys in Hyperspace


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)

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



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.