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Nikki Lang

Singer-Songwriter

Los Angeles CA

4153

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Bros Before Hos

Nikki Lang started her musical career as a singer/songwriter at the age of 12. By 15, Nikki had appeared in clubs throughout Los Angeles both as a solo artist and with her band where she plays guitar. Today, as Nikki approaches her twenties, she has toured both nationally and internationally, been a featured artist on radio, TV, print and has caught the eye of music industry moguls as well as developed a loyal fan base. Nikki has graced notable venue stages small to mid-size (1500 capacity), such as the Roxy, Hotel Café, Baked Potato, Cozy’s, House of Blues, the Mint, Genghis Cohen, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Knitting Factory Concert Houses, (Reno, Spokane, Boise, Los Angeles,) Café Was, the Coffee Gallery Backstage, the Union Room, and the Conga Room. Inspired by the authenticity of singer songwriters Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette, and Lily Allen, Nikki sings of self-discovery and empowerment that can be read like a handbook for girls coming of age, while also appealing to adult audiences. Nikki writes about life’s experiences, love, heartbreak, boys, and lessons, from the lens of a young woman entering her twenties. “My inspiration comes from everything that is around me. All of my songs are from true experiences; I’m an observant person and I try to take everything in and put it into my music,” according to Lang. Nikki’s songs are ageless. Added to the lyric is her voice and instrumentation, which rings out clarity and precision, and can cross genres, as well as generations. Songs such as “My Sad Hero,” “Cute but Stupid,” and “Bros before Hos” speak directly to her fans and offer up a tongue-in-cheek way out of what sometimes can appear bottomless. Nikki’s recent accomplishments include the completion of her new EP, Feel Better, and wrapping production on her first major music video for the EP’s title track. The video was directed by Emmy-winning director Todd Robinson (White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott; Lonely Hearts, starring John Travolta). She recently completed her first national tour, supporting Atlantic recording artist Robert Francis. Nikki is slotted for the Industry’s reputable SXSW, and is schedule for a European tour, Spring 2011 and is currently working on music to add to her licensed library with MTV. Tracked at the world-famous Record Plant studio, her latest CD, Feel Better, was produced by Jason Goldman, who has worked as an instrumentalist and a arranger for artists such as Michael Bublé, David Foster, and Clay Aiken, and was engineered/mixed by Mike Butler, (Pretenders, the Shins) and countless others. Coming from a family steeped in the performing arts, Nikki took to music naturally and at an early age and developed impressive chops on guitar and piano along with her singing voice. By age 16, she was in the studio with producer Jay Ferguson (an American rock and roll musician, known for his work with Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, and his 1978 solo hit "Thunder Island" while attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival twice. “Her voice and lyrics are mature beyond her years. I’ve heard countless young singers perform and Nikki is at the top.” Dori Zukerman, Hollywood Casting Director: “Nikki’s singing and songwriting is first rate with a combination of focus and intelligence.” Jay Ferguson, film composer, musician: “Nikki possesses exceptional potential” Academy Award winning composer, John William. “She is a beautiful girl with a fantastic voice” Rosanne Cash Beside her own career, Nikki has had charitable projects including benefit recordings for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. From October 2010-Decemer 2010, The American Diabetes Association created a unique fundraiser called Download for Diabetes where Nikki donated the 100% of proceeds of her song, “Feel Better” to the ADA. You can find Nikki Lang at www.nikkilang.com www.facebook.com/nikkilangmusic http://www.youtube.com/user/NikkiLangMusic http://twitter.com/nikkilangmusic

Time

Friday March 18

9:30PM

Venue

Black & Tan

21+

405 E 7th St

Online

www.nikkilang.com

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