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Nikki Kelly collaborated with acclaimed producer Raymond Richards for her new EP, Sideshow; to be released February 17th, 2020. A FirstCom Music writer and performer, Nikki has shared stages with Steve Poltz, Tony Furtado, Stephen Bruton and once accidentally opened for Jackson Browne at the Genghis Cohen. Sideshow is a mélange of indie rock, angry accordion, and sweet folk-inspired songs influenced by the music of Tom Waits, the Pixies, and the Velvet Underground to become the oddity that is Nikki Kelly.


by Delia Hauser
Hollywood Music Hall

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According to Skope Magazine

“Nikki Kelly is a wonderful singer/songwriter from New Mexico. What caught our attention on Nikki was her vocals and her deep lyrics. Nikki put out her first album in April of 2008. One of our favorite tracks is “Franklin.” Nikki is multi talented when it comes to playing instruments as well. On her album she played vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, ukelele, percussion, and more. Another great track is “Do Do Do.” This track has a mellow tempo that Nikki sings over in an ultra sensual manner. Nikki describes herself as a mix of Feist, Mazzy Star, and Tom Waits. We can see that for sure, but we also feel Nikki will find her own niche and create her own lane in the folk genre. You also cannot discount that Nikki’s attractive looks make it easy for her to draw you in on many levels.”

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