Nikki Talley

Nikki Talley


Powerful vox/energetic stage performance with dynamic guitar & piano work never fail to captivate Nikki's audiences. Her award winning songwriting creates a personal storytelling atmosphere of lost love & refound strength. This is your invite to see a girl as strong as her voice & her music.


Growing up listening to her mom play and singing folk songs, Nikki Talley has literally had it in her blood to be a performer and has been playing professionally since she was eighteen years old.

Originally from North Carolina, this self taught guitarist and pianist has been captivating audiences with her energetic stage performance and her powerful voice. Strong emotional and seductive lyrics are her trademark. Nikki's songs are very unique and each one gives us a different look inside the artist. From pretty piano tunes to guitar-based acoustic rock songs, each is a part of her.

Now at twenty-eight, Nikki has completed her first cd, "Brother," thanks to a grant she recieved from the local Arts Council. She has opened for such acts as Edwin McCain. She has also taken her talent to the stage with her androgynous portrayal of Yitzak, in the NC Stage Company's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" in Asheville. It was her first ever stint as a professional actor.

Nikki has recently relocated to the beautiful diverse city of Toronto where she hopes to continue her musical success. Her sophomore CD is slated to be released in early 2006.


"Brother" (2002)

1) Brother
2) Dear In Headlights
3) Well Oh Well
4) Angela's Song
5) Free
6) Niko In D
7) I Want Your Soul
8) Rainy Red Weekend

Set List

A typical set is 10 to 20 songs, but can fill up 30 minutes to 4 hours of original music

Covers include: "Fever," "Purple Rain" (on piano), "Son Of a Preacher Man," "Bobby McGee."

Artists Nikki covers include: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Leonard Cohen, Top 40 & old time public domain tunes.