Growing up in Venice California, Nicollette had a passion for musical theatre at an early age and was exposed to a wide range of music including EDM, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock and Mainstream Pop. Nicollette found herself gravitating to Classic, Timeless, Old School Jazz and Blues artists such as Billie Holiday, Etta James, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Diana Ross. More recent influences include Lana Del Rey, Sade, Rihanna, Nora Jones and Amy Winehouse. Nicollette also found herself visually inspired by the classic “Old Hollywood Glamour” of 30’s, 40’s and 50’s cinema and film, featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, May West, Marlena Dietrich and Joan Crawford. Nicollette combines the visual and musical influences of these genres among others to create a refreshing and unique and Timeless listener/viewer experience with each song and video.
Nicollette’s debut studio album entitled “Nicollette” is available on “For Artists Records”, and was recorded in at C4 Music Lab in Highland Park, California. The recordings include guest appearances from world renowned studio musicians Lee Thornburg (Chicago, Arron Neville, Ray Charles , Bonnie Raitt), Jimbo Ross (Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Ed Roth ( Annie Lennox, The Brothers Johnson, Sofie B. Hawkins), Tony Mandracchia ( Ray Charles, Ruben Studdard, Judith Hill, David Foster, Edgar Winter), and Doug Webb ( Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Stanley Clarke).