BEHIND THE MUSIC
Texas-born Wendy Nichol (Ni-cole), categorized as Acoustic Rock or Indie Pop-Folk, has been described as a soothing “sweet soprano” with soul and lyrical prowess and has been compared to artists such as Jewel, Colbie Caillat, and Alanis Morissette with guitar licks reminiscent a young Ani Difranco.
Wendy’s musical involvement started in high school performing in choir, drama and dance groups but her passion emerged when she picked up her first guitar. Song-writing was in her blood. First three chords and she was off to perform her first show at a local coffee shop just a few months after starting to play. Terrified, visibly shaking and vowing never to perform again, then getting up and doing it again over and over and over. Wendy spent more than a decade honing her musical passion and filling journals with lyrical pose as she played coffee shops, bars, restaurants, house concerts, weddings, festivals, competitions and more.
With the release of her first album, appropriately titled, “Steppin’ Up” she received a “Rising Star” nomination by the Tulsa Spot Awards and had a song featured in the Quentin Tarantino-esque Indie film “Jesus Fish.” Soon after, music took a more passive role as she ventured into motherhood. She now breaks out with a new album, a new vision and some sweet babies in the mix.
Wendy genuinely enjoys connecting with people and helping them overcome. She offers herself to their struggles as far as her own experiences can lend wisdom. Mostly derived from the very same nature of her own struggles and victories and written on the pages of her blog and the lyrics of her songs.
Wendy released her Kickstarter-funded album “Unpainted” in March of 2018. Coming from personal struggle herself, Wendy finds fulfillment in encouraging others to overcome adversity and go after their own passions. “Some can’t even bring themselves to dream,” she says, “my hope is for them to dream and then live big, without fear.” She hopes that, in telling her story, others will be set free to tell theirs.