[KimberlyNichole's] music was fresh, her performance magnetic...it was as if I were watching a Meissen porcelain miniature come to life..."
-Andre Leon Talley, Vogue Magazine December 2010 Issue
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 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 (Japan and Africa). 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, reminiscent of greats Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The foot stomping "Little Girl New" from The Yellow Brick Journey was even selected by VH1 and featured on their series premier of "Mob Wives".
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 her New York based design partner/seamstress. Her performances are complete with custom tutus, glitter and glam, visually enhancing her magical live show experience.