Nikkie

Nikkie

 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CAN
BandPopFolk

Pat Deighan & The Orb Weavers are a 4 piece band from Charlottetown PEI with a sound that blends rock, indie and alt country tunes into some of the best ragged ass, bar-brawl and hangover rock and roll anywhere.

Biography

Nikkie loves the idea of being home because it means working and living on PEI. Most of all, it meant performing and being able to record her second album, When You Find It, right here in this magical place she calls home. The album is the long awaited follow up to her first album released in 2000 called Blue Roses.

She has spent time working and performing in Calgary. She has also performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. She has performed as part of the Island Stars Songwriters Circle hosted by Lennie Gallant as part of the PEI Music Awards weekend. She was also nominated in the Pop category for the new album, When You Find It. She has also showcased at Contact East a major showcase event in the region as well as the ECMAs.

Her current album When You Find It was recorded over the year prior to its release at Reg Ballaghs studio under the creative direction of James Carrier. Nikkie had some of the Islands best musicians playing on the album. They included Reg Ballagh on drums, Wayne Dunsford on bass, Chris Gauthier on guitars and keyboards legend from Halifax NS, Johnny Theodore. Im so excited about this album! she says. This CD turned out to be so much fun to work on. All the people who were involved helped in so many ways to make the project a memorable experience for me. I really appreciated that!

Her music is a diverse blend of folk, pop and rock. For the past year she has been playing around the local music scene with her band The Players. She is also busy with her current project as a duo with The Players guitarist Nic Gauthier. They have just completed a regional tour and are looking forward to a slate of fall dates.

Having audiences enjoy my music is such a big thrill for me. Its so exciting to meet new people and share my music with them. This is the best job in the whole world! If watching Nikkie perform her infectious brand of music is not enough to convince you, her enthusiasm on stage for what she does will win you over and make you a fan.

The Island will remain her base for the foreseeable future. Nikkies music comes from here and she expects to build her career from this place she calls home. The album is called, When You Find It for a reason.

She is a unique voice and demonstrates a real presence that transcends her music. Nikkie takes you into her world to experience her music, her enthusiasm for what she does and to just have fun!! She has found it with this CD and now she just wants to share it with me and you and the rest of the planet if she can. Thats a worthy goal from where I sit.

Lloyd Doyle
Sandbar Music Group Inc.
Visit Nikkie on line at www.nikkie.ca and www.sandbarmusic.com . For more information, contact Lloyd at (902) 566-1182 or e mail lloyd@sandbarmusic.com.

Lyrics

Set Me Free

Written By: Nikkie Gallant

Set Me Free

My raven haired angel, you torture me so
Set me free from this web of enchantment you wove
Like the falcon who weeps as the dust below grows
Set me free, set me free
You exude innocence
And you know I won't put up a fight
The truth is hard to erase
I am darkness and you light
When painted up beauties fall in love to a song,
And to you, happy ever after seems far too long
When the wonder that's been in your eyes is long gone
Set me free, set me free

You exude innocence
And you know I won't put up a fight
The truth is hard to erase
I am darkness and you light
You exude innocence
And that's why I must leave you now
But the truth is hard to embrace
My sweet angel I could not leave you now.
You exude innocence
And you know I won't put up a fight
The truth is hard to erase
I am darkness and you light

Billy

Written By: Nikkie Gallant

Billy

You were never a very nice guy
You made all the pretty girls cry
How they wanted you
To tell the truth I was into your friend
You were just convenient
You were there, and you wanted me
And looking back I wonder why you chose me
And though hindsight is 20/20
I still cant see
Yet, there you were loving me
Holding on so tightly
To a girl who never needed you
Softly, softly you whispered, please, please, please
And often your sweet smile would
Fade to sad
And Billy, why'd you look my way
Billy, why'd you wish me to stay

Her Colors

Written By: Nikkie Gallant

Her Colors

I've been floating through my life
And now I guess I've paid the price
Cause I still find myself thinking about you
Wondering how things might have been
What if the good guys win?
Do you think you'll ever find true love?
Softly, softly you whispered, please, please, please
And often your sweet smile would
Fade to sad
And Billy, why'd you look my way
Billy, why'd you wish me to stay
You knew, you knew of course you knew,
That I would never stay

Discography

When You Find It... - 2005
Blue Roses - 2000

Set List

Varies, mostly originals.