Gillian Nicola

Artist Folk

The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton¹s Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. This rising singer/songwriter ranges from acoustic folk singer-songwriter to textured and electric Americana, and reflects a layering of influences and sounds. Her songwriting captures both autobiographical and outwardly inspired stories surrounded by a rich, folk-Americana musical landscape that is anchored on authenticity and honesty. After multiple tours supporting her 2016 EP, No Place to Call, Nicola will spend early 2018 at the Alberta¹s Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity composing her full-length debut, set for release later this year.

A classically trained vocalist, Nicola¹s 2013 EP ³Chasing the Wind² was nominated for two Hamilton Music Awards and a Toronto Independent Music Award. In 2017, her single ³Oh Marie² was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council¹s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. Nicola is also a community organizer, hosting Open Mic Nights and Songwriters Circles, and lends her talents to various non-profit organizations, such as Girls Rock Camp Toronto.


Gillian Nicola

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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