Nikki Kelly
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Nikki Kelly

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Artists To Watch"

http://skopemag.com/2009/02/04/march-2009-sonicbids-%E2%80%9Cartists-2-watch%E2%80%9D

Nikki Kelly is a wonderful singer/songwriter from New Mexico. What caught our attention on Nikki was her vocals and her deep lyrics. Nikki put out her first album in April of 2008. One of our favorite tracks is "Franklin." Nikki is multi talented when it comes to playing instruments as well. On her album she played vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, ukelele, percussion, and more. Another great track is "Do Do Do." This track has a mellow tempo that Nikki sings over in an ultra sensual manner. Nikki describes herself as a mix of Feist, Mazzy Star, and Tom Waits. We can see that for sure, but we also feel Nikki will find her own niche and create her own lane in the folk genre. You also cannot discount that Nikki's attractive looks make it easy for her to draw you in on many levels. - Skopemag.com


"Artists To Watch"

http://skopemag.com/2009/02/04/march-2009-sonicbids-%E2%80%9Cartists-2-watch%E2%80%9D

Nikki Kelly is a wonderful singer/songwriter from New Mexico. What caught our attention on Nikki was her vocals and her deep lyrics. Nikki put out her first album in April of 2008. One of our favorite tracks is "Franklin." Nikki is multi talented when it comes to playing instruments as well. On her album she played vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, ukelele, percussion, and more. Another great track is "Do Do Do." This track has a mellow tempo that Nikki sings over in an ultra sensual manner. Nikki describes herself as a mix of Feist, Mazzy Star, and Tom Waits. We can see that for sure, but we also feel Nikki will find her own niche and create her own lane in the folk genre. You also cannot discount that Nikki's attractive looks make it easy for her to draw you in on many levels. - Skopemag.com


"New Artist Spotlight: & CD REVIEW"

Kelly has a CD and it's down to earth Dido acoustic folk. She's the real deal- talented and genuine.
CD Review: 3- thumbs up! - http://www.wuviradio.com/home.htm


"Sonic Reducer"

“Albuquerque’s Nikki Kelly sounds like she just woke up. Her sleepy, raspy and understated vocals set up the scene for everything she crafts instrumentally. Kelly plays guitar, piano, accordion and ukulele on her self-titled release, but the record is hardly cacophonous. Subdued folk keeps its cool and the biggest surprises come when Kelly’s voice shoots high into the air. Lyrically, Kelly covers boredom, smoking and all matter of relationship troubles. She has a quiet, self-assured delivery and enough patience to stay away from overreaching. Her songs shun gaudy ornamentation—their simplicity is their greatest strength.” (SM) - The Albuquerque Alibi V.18 No.25 | June 18 – 24, 2009


"Sonic Reducer"

“Albuquerque’s Nikki Kelly sounds like she just woke up. Her sleepy, raspy and understated vocals set up the scene for everything she crafts instrumentally. Kelly plays guitar, piano, accordion and ukulele on her self-titled release, but the record is hardly cacophonous. Subdued folk keeps its cool and the biggest surprises come when Kelly’s voice shoots high into the air. Lyrically, Kelly covers boredom, smoking and all matter of relationship troubles. She has a quiet, self-assured delivery and enough patience to stay away from overreaching. Her songs shun gaudy ornamentation—their simplicity is their greatest strength.” (SM) - The Albuquerque Alibi V.18 No.25 | June 18 – 24, 2009


Discography

My first album, Nikki Kelly, was released in April 2008. It is available on cdbaby.com and itunes.

Currently, I'm writing songs for FirstCom and looking foward to recording my second album this fall.

"I Like You" is featured as a Valentine's Day promotion on the Inspiration Channel 2011.

"Dark Country," is featured on the 'Absent' 2010 documentary.

"Do Do Do" is on the air in Russia for a bank commercial.

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Bio

Nikki Kelly is a singer/songwriter whose voice and style dance between the sultry whisper of Mazzy Star and the passionate grit of Nirvana.

A native of Albuquerque and new resident to the Los Angeles area, Nikki has opened for Steve Poltz, Tony Furtado, and Marcia Ball. She was also fortunate to share the stage with late guitarist/songwriter, Stephen Bruton. Most recently, Nikki has been showcased at Genghis Cohen and Room 5 in Hollywood. Significant past venues in New Mexico include; The El Rey Theater, Zinc Cellar Bar, The New Mexico State Fair, and Burts Tiki Lounge. In New York City she was a regular performer at The Sidewalk Café and Bar 4.

On the heels of her first album, Nikki is currently hard at work on her 2011 follow-up. This summer, she collaborated with two other talented songwriters and formed an exciting new Los Angeles folk band, Sotto. A profilic writer, Nikki also composes music for FirstCom Music and her songs have been used in nationally airing television commercials.

According to Skope Magazine "Artists To Watch" in March 2009,

"Nikki Kelly is a wonderful singer/songwriter from New Mexico. What
caught our attention on Nikki was her vocals and her deep lyrics. Nikki
put out her first album in April of 2008. One of our favorite tracks is
“Franklin.” Nikki is multi talented when it comes to playing
instruments as well. On her album she played vocals, guitar, piano,
accordion, ukelele, percussion, and more. Another great track is “Do Do
Do.” This track has a mellow tempo that Nikki sings over in an ultra
sensual manner. Nikki describes herself as a mix of Feist, Mazzy Star,
and Tom Waits. We can see that for sure, but we also feel Nikki will
find her own niche and create her own lane in the folk genre. You also
cannot discount that Nikki’s attractive looks make it easy for her to
draw you in on many levels. "

According to the Albuquerque Alibi Music Review's Sonic Reducer,

"Albuquerque's Nikki Kelly sounds like she just woke up. Her sleepy, raspy and understated vocals set up the scene for everything she crafts instrumentally. Kelly plays guitar, piano, accordion and ukulele on her self-titled release, but the record is hardly cacophonous. Subdued folk keeps its cool and the biggest surprises come when Kelly's voice shoots high into the air. Lyrically, Kelly covers boredom, smoking and all matter of relationship troubles. She has a quiet, self-assured delivery and enough patience to stay away from overreaching. Her songs shun gaudy ornamentation—their simplicity is their greatest strength." (SM)

Currently, Nikki is in Los Angeles to focus on her personal and musical creative pursuits, writing and performing music, and working on films in various capacities. Visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2644796 to check out Nikki's filmography.

For more songs, pictures, and videos please visit

www.nikkikellymusic.com