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Nicola Vazquez

Nicola Vazquez

  • Biography

    “…One listen turns Nicola into a vital iPod presence…Adroit new presence…unadulterated pop/rock mastery…”
    Billboard Magazine

    Nicola Vazquez is an accomplished Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Guitarist, Pianist, Actress and Dancer.
    She is a graduate of the Fiorello High School of the Arts (“Fame” School) and an alumnus of both the Broadway and National Road Companies of Les Miserables where she spent 2 years performing in the chorus and as an understudy for Madame Thenardier.

    Leaving the theater temporarily to focus more on her music career, Nicola started her own record label “Hot Cherry Records” in 2002. Over the past 2 decades and 5 independently released CDs plus 2 Singles, having sold over 100,000 units independently, and charted on over 200 national radio stations, Nicola with her hybrid brand of sultry pop/rock/soul music has racked up an impressive list of rock and pop credentials: she's been featured on ABC, CBS & NBC News, Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”, “Music Under New York,” MTV, VH1, “Women Who Rock” magazine, Songwriter Universe Magazine, EMI/Songcircle Music, National Songwriters Hall of Fame , and she's performed at Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium. She was also featured twice and showcased in Billboard Magazine’s “Underground LP” section for Noteworthy Emerging Artists about to break. Nicola has opened for Eve 6, Edwin McCain, recorded for TOTR, and has shared the stage with Ricky Martin, Shanice, Muzz Skillings of “Living Color”. Nicola was Composer/Lyricist for the original Musical “We Are Ameena” which was showcased at an Equity 29-hour Reading in NYC and she is currently the Composer/Lyricist for a new original Musical in development with Jason Huza called “The Lighthouse”, in which she will also be featured as an Actor. Nicola is endorsed by Martin Guitars Artist Program, Lampifier Microphones and Dovetail Strings. She currently performs, records, composes and teaches.

    Nicola’s music is a high-energy pop/folk/rock mix of driving beats, soulful melodies and intelligent lyrics all anchored by her sizzling vocals and rhythmic guitar chops.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Upstate NY

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Guitar - electric
    • Piano

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer

    Affiliations

    • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • BMI