When you hire me, you get a tailor-made show. I do everything I can to help you make the most of your event. I play both as a solo artist and with my band, whichever fits your event best. Others who have booked me and/or my band received "a polished tight performance, thoughtful original lyrics, and humble...the total package," "fresh sound, powerful lyrics," "great to work with: flexible and professional." (all sources cited on my webpage in the comments and reviews section)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I have two types of show:
My solo show provides an acoustic, indie folk style with a mix of original and well-known cover songs. I sing and play acoustic guitar, and if there is a piano in the space I will use that as well. I am very relational and community focused. I work hard to provide a great show that entertains and engages people while also giving voice to common struggles and hope. My goal as an entertainer is to serve others, and I love to connect with my fans afterwards as well. When needed, I am able to provide my own sound system to support my show.
My band brings a very versatile show, with higher-impact original work PLUS a wide variety of tribute cover music that we draw from and use to tailor shape our show to the needs of the venue. Our instrumentation is what you see in my music video Just Another Day, plus I also play electric guitar for these shows. We all play multiple instruments, and we like to change things up and keep the crowd engaged. We have a lot of fun onstage, and we share that fun generously with our audience. In venues that lack a sound system and mixing engineer, we are happy to provide our own system and mix ourselves. In that case, all we need is electricity.
Singer-songwriter Nicole Kelley brings a light indie folk rock sound to her shows. Noted for her “thoughtful original lyrics” by UTR Media’s Dave Trout, “a warm sensitivity to what makes a song holy and human” by songwriter Matthew Clark, and “the heart of a true artist” by longtime folk artist Lisa Weyerhaeuser, Nicole plays regionally in the Midwest and has toured with her band to the east coast. She has also opened for other indie artists, such as Eric Peters and Rick Lee James. She recently released her debut album, Just Another Day, which is available on cd or iTunes download.
Glen Ellyn, IL
Recent review: I attended a funeral where Ken Played both at the church and graveside and he was spectacular.…
Lake Zurich, IL
Recent review: Great entertainment perfect player made perfect evening for all.
Recent review: Brett played for my Mother's funeral. He is amazing! I had so many compliments on his music.…
Recent review: We hired Jeremy and Olivia for our wedding and things couldn't have run more smoothly. They arrived…