Up & Down the Beautiful Mountain
This is the second CD I have recorded. It was recorded at Cove City Studios, owned by Ritchie Cannata. Also thanks go to Ritchie, for taking what ended up being the cover of my CD. Billy Joel fans will immediately recognize Ritchie as Billy's amazing sax player. I had the unbelievable pleasure of playing on the most beautiful Yamaha grand piano, which was graced by the fingers of Billy Joel and Lionel Ritchie just to name a couple...well, aside from me! These songs are the product of the past four years. With the exception of the song 'War' which was written in about 1989...I have been writing however, for my whole life. I come from a musical and creative family. When I was ten, I asked my father who was a jazz percussionist, to teach me to play the drums. My grandmother suggested that I should play something more lady-like... My parents bought my first piano, and I studied for about a year until they divorced. That is probably when I really started to pour myself into my writing. It wasn't until about 1998 that I taught myself to play chords by ear. Once I did that my music grew at a phenomenal pace. I began to figure out my songs one by one. Since then, I have almost filled what was a brand new book with what has become a journal of not only my own life, but my views on the world as well... ***COME SEE ME PERFORM*** ***CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR A CURRENT LIST OF VENUES*** JUNE 2ND, 2007 EASTENDERS COFFEE HOUSE I will be performing from 8:00-11:00 YES!!! This is no open mic folks!!! Three straight hours of Nicole...I will be doing some covers as well as originals...I can't wait!!! NICOLE-HOSTED OPEN MIC APRIL 13TH, 2007 EASTENDERS COFFEE HOUSE 7:30pm-11:00pm BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS TO PLAY, OR JUST COME TO LISTEN!! I WILL BE PLAYING FROM 7:30-8:30 THEN IT'S OPEN MIC TIME!! NICOLE'S OPEN MIC/BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! DECEMBER 1ST 2006 AT EASTENDERS COFFEE HOUSE 7:30pm-11:00pm BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS TO PLAY, OR JUST COME TO LISTEN!! I WILL BE PLAYING FROM 7:30-8:30 THEN IT'S OPEN MIC TIME!! STAY TUNED... SPECIAL NEWS!!! COME SEE ME PERFORM WITH ROOSTER AND FRIENDS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH 2006 AT BARTINI'S LOUNGE FOR AN EVENING OF FUN AND MUSIC...HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! THURSDAY EVENING: THE HOUSE OF INDIA, MIDDLE COUNTRY RD., LAKE GROVE, N.Y. 7:30pm FRIDAY EVENING: AT EASTENDERS COFFEE, MAIN ST. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. 8pm-11pm (PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE OPEN MICS-SUBJECT TO CHANGE) ***FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME TO CONFIRM A PLACE OR TIME*** -THANK YOU!!!