Austrailian singer/songwriter, Nicki Gillis is to pay homage to Carole King with two concerts playing in South Wales later this week.
Born in Western Australia, Nicki took to the stage at six years old and has never looked back. From parties and talent quests she evolved through a variety of solo, duo and band experiences to eventually outgrow the opportunities in her home state. In 2004. she moved to Sydney where she took to the club and festival circuit. In high demand across all venues Nicki built a reputation as one of the nicest and hardest working entertainers in Australia.
During this period also won three major awards in the entertainment industry: The Gympie Muster Talent Search, the Frank Ifield International Spur Award and the Australian Entertainment Industry “Mo” Award.
Nicki has toured the UK each year since 2009 and built a strong and loyal following in the club and theatre circuit. She has also been the female lead and co-producer of three successful stage shows in Australia, “When Aussies Ruled Britannia” (Starring Frank Ifield and Keith Potger of The Seekers), “Frank Ifield Remembers” and “Ladies Rock – A History of Women’s Rock Music”.
Nicki will be presenting her new two-hour stage show, “Tapestry – The Concert” in both Monmouth and Cwmbran later this week in which she will perform Carole King’s quintessential album live on stage with her band and backing singers.
In addition to the album performance, there is a 45- minute mini-concert of “Songs Carole King Gave Away” where the band and backing singers perform many of the hit songs that Carole King wrote but were ultimately hits for other artists.
Nicki Gillis will appear at Monmouth Savoy at 7.30pm on Friday May 25th (visit monmouth-savoy.co.uk for details) and Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday May 26th (visit http://congresstheatre.co.uk for details.)
For more information on Nicki and her music visit nickigillis.com
Nicki Gillis will also be special guest on Frank Ifield’s rescheduled show at Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre on Saturday May 26th at 2.30pm, visit http://congresstheatre.co.uk for details.)