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Portrait of Nicole Gordon
NicoleGordon

"Her voice is arguably one of the strongest and most soulful in the city of Angels"
Performing Songwriter Magazine

Nicole Gordon is a truly unique artist overlapping genres such as: pop, Americana, folk, rock, and soul effortlessly. Her voice can be hauntingly exquisite and a commanding, powerhouse in the same breath, all the while keeping the listener attune to the sentiment of the song.

Nicole grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA the 5th child out of 8. She started singing at the age of 7 and got her first professional gig the next year. She first studied voice under Russell Faith (Andrea McArdel) and then went on to study Jazz Vocal Performance at Temple University.

In Los Angeles, Nicole emerged on the scene as a singer, songwriter, and session vocalist. She works regularly with Emmy Award winning and nominated composers Ernest Troost and Blake Neely on film and television projects along with numerous other composers and songwriters on library music and commercials. Nicole can be heard in the upcoming film , “Cool Dog”, on the 2009 Fall HD Film Promo on Cinemax, a new animated film, “The Legend of Secret Pass“ starring, Frankie Muniz, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Chiklis, & Cheryl Hines , and her song "Angels" will be featured in a new documentary called ARTS. She was part of a live performance of award winning director Guy Maddin’s BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! at The Egyptian Theater with an 11-piece live orchestra, a 3-person live Foley sound effect team, and narrator, Udo Kier. She recently co-wrote & recorded with legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin, and had the pleasure of recording for Mike Stoller, of Leiber & Stoller fame.

Nicole appeared as the singing voice of "Madison" on the Warner Bros show "EVERWOOD" for 4 episodes and her songs can be heard nationwide on television shows, commercials, radio, Itunes, Lufthansa Airlines, and in Regal Cinema's. She continues to write with composers & songwriters on film and TV projects, she frequently travels to Nashville for writing and recording sessions, and tours regularly. Nicole was also a featured songwriter for the 2007 ASCAP showcase at The Americana Music Conference along with Chelsea Crowell, daughter of Rodney, and Travis Howard (Famous in a small town – Miranda Lambert) and she has also showcased at The Sundance Film Festival.

Nicole has shared the stage and performed with the talents of Colin Hay, Kaki King, Lucinda Williams, Sophie B. Hawkins, & Ian Ball & she has had the great fortune to work with some of the best musicians in the world such as: Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel), Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan, Electric Flag), Gerry Goffin (Natural Woman, Saving all my love for you), Mike Stoller (Stand by Me, Hound Dog), Gary Mallaber (Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison), Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge), Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Bob Glaub (Tracy Chapman, Leonard Cohen), Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), John Hall & Lance Hoppen (Orleans), Todd Nichols, Randy Guss, & Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket).

Song Placements:
Nicole continues to write regularly in Los Angeles and Nashville and many of her songs have been in the following TV shows and Independent films~

Brothers and Sisters Friday Night Lights
The Black Donnelly’s Amazing Race
CSI & CSI –Miami & New York Close to home
Survivor Finale 60 minutes
Without a Trace Dr. Phil
IndigoHearts The Young & The Restless
Charmed Gilmore Girls
Everwood As the World Turns
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Late Show with David Letterman
Numbers The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
One Tree Hill Reba
Smallville Jack & Bobby
Felicity Angel
Gaia Cool Dog

nicole@nicolegordon.net
www.nicolegordon.net www.myspace.com/nicolegordonmusic

PRESS

“Nicole has a big, dignified vocal character! She's a natural for big, heart-pounding ballads and seems at certain moments to be channeling Patsy Cline which is a VERY good thing.”
- Bud Scoppa www.hitsdailydouble.com/Mix/Paste/Uncut

“Gordon’s no novice and her singing reflects an unflappable confidence! The common bond resides in Gordon’s savvy and sensuality, qualities that indicate stardom’s well within reach. “
- Performing Songwriter Magazine 2008

“Got the car running is magnificent! No other word will do. Gordon’s aching, sweet, & soulful voice drive the story forward… this is an emotional, beautiful, and rewarding album and a certain for 2007 Top Ten lists!” - Maverick Magazine

“’Songs of Shiloh’ is an emotionally affecting cycle of pop songs with pure melodic appeal and lyrical specificity. There’s the shivery beauty of Gordon’s voice, which echoes that of Sarah McLachlan and Kris Delmhorst.” - Bliss - Pasadena Weekly

Voted one of the TOP 12 DIY CDs of 2003 - Performing Songwriter Magazine

"One of the Top 25 Demos of 2003" - Music Connection Magazine

"Heavenly" - Jim Ladd DJ 95.5fm KLOS Los Angeles, CA

"I think Nicole's music is exactly what alternative country needs right now" - Buzz Brainard KZLA fm Los Angeles, CA

"Gordon’s vocals are consistently appealing and reliable, if not especially unique. This mature artist has a solid vision of herself and articulates lyrics effectively." -Music Connection Magazine
"Nicole Gordon is a talented artist whose VOICE is perhaps one of the strongest on the LA Scene!" - Scott Dudelson The LA Music Scene
“I think you have a great career ahead of you!” – Gerry Goffin

nicole@nicolegordon.net www.myspace.com/nicolegordonmusic www.nicolegordon.net
 
 
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