Hear all about it! Storyteller in Melody and Inappropriate Clothing makes Magic in Material World.
A late-comer to song-writing, after lifetimes in an Indian Ayurvedic Ashram, as a portrait artist in London and adrift in Cornwall … comic chanteuse, Nicola, will be singing sexy, thrilling, poignant songs of life and love in her show, “Sweet Company.”
Sometimes described as the missing link between Ronnie Barker, Purcell and Edith Piaf, Nicola sings witty, lyrical, startling songs about everyday events that get out of hand.
She trained in Fine Art then retreated for seven years to an Ashram in India; returning to paint portraits in London – even winning a B.P. Portrait award. But at the turn of the Millennium, becoming a singer/songwriter seemed to make sense so there followed a period of wandering the West Country in a caravan, learning to sing and perform.
Years of gathering random experience finally bore fruit. She was invited to sing at festivals and clubs from London to Cambridge, through Wales and the South West, as well as recording several CDs. Unfortunately injury to her hands limited her performing over the past five years but now, much recovered, she is returning in the guise of a singing self-help book, full of musical tips about how to get from demented to contented or vice-versa if you prefer.