Nicola Gordon

Nicola Gordon

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Down-to-earth, asymmetrically quirky, Nicola's music is a heart-tuggingly unique voice of a human being. Fun, warming and heart tugging, her songs run the gammet from uplifting to cathartic , all from with a sense of passion and playful authenticity.

Biography

The Nicola Gordon Orchestra, as we jokingly call ourselves, has fun when we are playing. We have an organic folksy sound with a modern bend. Vince just got a new percusive instrument called the hung drum; it sounds somewhere between crystal bowls and steel drums. We slowed down and played a song with this new instrument last week at the local pub. The rowdy room suddenly got real quiet in sheer awe of this reverberation filling the creeky old walls of Cold Spring Tavern (probably the oldest standing building in Santa Barbara, CA). Never a dull moment.
My music definitely has an underlying message of healing and transformation. The title of my 3rd CD is," 2 cranes fly by, it's a gift take it". Long title, but very much stands for what my music is about: get real, get present, send love and appreciation and healing to the earth and share in the magnificence of the human experience.
Over the past few years, I have been putting Hafiz poetry (similar to Rumi--a Sufi Poet from hundreds of years ago) to music. Amazing words, timeless message. I am presently creating a new CD, twirling Hafiz's inspiration into simple sacred song journeys.
So if your looking for honesty, loving messages of fellowship, facing into reality, unusual and asymetrical juxspositions, our musical weave is unique and heart-opening; basically folk, but a sneaky, new and experimental view of it.
Joni Mitchel, Tom Waits, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, all good. Been listening to Tommy Jarrel-- old time fiddle music lately, and classical East Indian music. A wide and beautiful journey music is indeed.
Nicola sings down-to-earth, asymmetrically quirky music with a heart-tuggingly unique voice. Her songs run the gammet from uplifting to cathartic , all with a sense of playful authenticity. Whether in a band or solo, Nicola's music is about healing, getting real and growing more into love and connection.

Discography

Turning.1998-- L.P.http://cdbaby.com/cd/nicola
Chaos Infinatum, 2002-- http://cdbaby.com/cd/nicola2
2Cranes, 2004, L.P.--
http://cdbaby.com/cd/nicola3
Hafiz and me, 2006, E.P.

Set List

I generally play 2, 50 minute sets with approximately 10 songs in each. I might do 2 or 3 covers, but I focus on my own music.