MTV: Friendzone, Washington Heights, Snooki & JWOWW. VH1: House of Consignment, Mob Wives. BET: 106 & Park, 2011 BET Awards. Also, VOGUE Magazine, MTV UK, Seventeen Magazine, CentricTV, Seattle Weekly, The Washington Post.
VOGUE, MTV UK and Seventeen Magazine have all recognized KimberlyNichole for her sense of style, stage presence and captivating voice. An “avant-rock 'n' soul, tutu-clad” singer and songwriter, Nichole hails from Seattle, Washington, the city that spawned music innovators Quincy Jones, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Similar to her hometown music legends, her passion for music began at a very young age. KimberlyNichole grew up listening to the gospel/soul music played by her parents and the grunge/alternative music, which dominated the Seattle music scene. These musical styles have all influenced Nichole’s sound.
After spreading her wings and relocating to New York City, her journey went into full speed. She’s performed at packed venues coast to coast and even internationally. KimberlyNichole has shared the stage with Janelle Monaé, English alternative rock group The Heavy, Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Mayer Hawthorne. The Seattle born rock ballerina’s mesmerizing performance style has also captured the attention of Quincy Jones, Dr. Maya Angelou, Andre Leon Talley and Motown writing legends Ashford & Simpson. Ashford & Simpson were so impressed by Nichole, that they took her under their wings as mentors.
KimberlyNichole’s most amazing milestone has been completing her debut album The Yellow Brick Journey which was self-funded and released independently. The Yellow Brick Journey is something fresh and new, with songs that showcase Nichole’s songwriting and her unique signature voice which is reminiscent of greats like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The foot stomping “Little Girl New” and rockin’ “Johnny Come Lately” from The Yellow Brick Journey were even selected by VH1 and featured on their series Mob Wives. KimberlyNichole was also recently selected by BET for their Music Matters campaign and she made her first national TV performance on 106 & Park and on the BET 11’ Awards.
Many are not only taken by KimberlyNichole’s diverse music, they are also equally impressed with her sense of style. Being largely influenced by the Harlem Renaissance and ballerinas, Nichole designs her show ensembles with a New York based design partner/seamstress. Her performances are complete with custom tutus, glitter and glam which visually enhance her magical live show experience.