Though her last name is Coward and she describes herself as super sensitive to the world around her, at 6'3" Nicole Coward stands tall and strong and can belt out a song with so much emotion and passion, taking her audiences on an emotional journey. Her songs have content beyond the typical song topics, offering messages of self empowerment, global awareness and universal connectedness.
Nicole love's the music of the 60s and 70s, grew up with the alternative music of the 90s and has studied classically performing in symphony orchestras for over 7 years. These varied influences in her life, have come together to create a one of a kind musical experience, her brand new album LIFT. http://www.nicolesongbirdcoward.com/music.html
This album blends the emotion and dynamics of classical music with the storytelling of folk music, the edginess of alternative rock and the open creativeness of modern day underground pop. It features David Henman (co-founder of April Wine and Juno recipient) and Juno award winner Howard Baer on bass. It is music for our times crossing all borders, carrying a message that Nicole hopes will give listeners a sense of connection and a lift to a better place.
This is especially important to Nicole since she has suffered personally with and has been surviving a winning battle against depression. We can all use a lift sometimes she says.
Nicole's self-produced debut album "Why Dont You Care" released in 2012, has been played on radio stations broadcasting all over the world. She has been featured on Rogers TV Daytime Toronto, Musically Yours, and Toronto Sessions and has done many live radio interviews throughout Ontario. Her EP "Strong Enough For Love" released September 2014 has been added to playlists in over 100 radio stations across North America and the UK, received a CMJ add in its first week of radio promotions and was in the top 20 in the charts at KAOS radio and The Scope. Nicole has performed at multiple events including Lightfoot Days at the Orillia Opera House, Canada Blooms, Brocks Big Bite, the Hughs Room, Couples Resort and many more. Nicole has had the pleasure of performing with such artists as Rick Dutkiewicz Haynes (bassist for Gordon Lightfoot since 1969) and David Henman (co-founder of April Wine). She tours full time across Canada and soon to be in the US, Japan and Europe.