Location: AMERICA NORTH: USA: Washington (WA)
Genre: Top 40
Influences: Alanis Morrissette, John Denver, Eva Cassidy, Michael W. Smith
Nicole-Marie is a songwriter from the Seattle/Tacoma area who writes songs in multiple genres ranging from Christian Contemporary to New Age, from Alternative Rock to Dance music, from Hip Hop and R&B to Country music. Though she has performed in venues such as Jazzbones and Experience Music Project, she enjoys providing creative opportunities to others by writing songs for singers and collaborating with other musicians. She has had the pleasure of working with the accomplished acoustic guitarist Will Reedy, the electric guitarist Frank Seeberger, Nashville guitarist Mark Baldwin, Nashville musician Troy Engle, Producer/Musican Jeremy Cays, drummers Chris Crumpler and Mike Loera, the rapper Abuladon, and musicians Wayne Bliss, Chris Pyle, Bob Fox, Taylor Carroll, and The Cosmic Shuffle. The first instrument she learned was the saxophone at age 9 and she made the switch to the clarinet at age 13. She studied piano starting at age 13 under Deanna Dent and she studied guitar starting at age 18 under Kevin Garry, blues guitarist and original member of the Steve Miller Band James “Curley” Cooke, German Briseno of Los Burbanks and Chris Lund of Loser. She has released four albums: Storybook (2003), All the Lights of Heaven (2007), Tragic Romantic (2010), The Music Our Love Makes (2016), and Oaths of Abundance (2019). She has also released several singles including "A Song for Peace" and "Strobe." Her song “White Light” won an honorable mention award in the 7th Annual Great American Songwriting Competition. Her music has been played on several radio stations. Her song “Angels Speak to You” reached #12 and her song “Back My Way” reached #9 on maddradio.com. Her song “Single” reached #11 on newartistradio.com. She entered the Song of the Year competition in June 2005 and received a “suggested artist” nomination for the genres of “folk” and “Christian” music. Her influences include Alanis Morissette, Kurt Cobain, Eva Cassidy, John Denver, Michael W. Smith, and Prince.