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Based out of the beautiful Scenic Rim, singer-songwriter Nicky Convine is one of the strongest female singers to emerge on Queensland’s Coast in years. With a voice that immediately recalls some of the female vocal greats like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Florence Welch, Nicky weaves through a blend of country and new-folk, drawing the listener in with her deep, personal storytelling. Growing up in the small town of Casino NSW and fronting bands there from a young age, this country girl with the powerhouse voice has established herself as one of QLD’s busiest female acts and most promising songwriters.
Shunning the TV talent show route, Nicky’s quest for an authentic rock n roll apprenticeship led her to some of QLD’s toughest pubs and most renowned venues, with a steady flow of classy weddings and functions to boot. “That taught me a lot”, says the versatile songstress, “toughing it out in some seedy bar on a Friday and then creating the most magical bridal experience possible the very next day. Weddings are very rewarding.”
Nicky has won the prestigious ‘Tamworth Songwriting Awards’, was runner up in Tamworth’s ‘Discovered’ competition, was an ‘Accelerator’ place winner and a multiple finalist at the ‘Dolphin Awards’. But touring Australia with Troy Cassar-Daley at the age of 16? “Yep, that was definitely a highlight”, laughs Nicky.
While also being a home school music teacher, support worker and special event facilitator, Nickys full time job is raising her two boys. “Being a mum has been the most rewarding yet challenging gift ever”. Nicky has a heart of gold and organises the local monthy community Crop Swap, where she donates an hour of live music each month, bringing community together to swap vegetables, support each other and share garden and life wisdoms.
Nickys first album Boo Hoo released in November 2015 had international airplay with Maya and Little Birdy. Boo Hoo comes from an unexpectedly extended journey through Canada – three months quickly turned into three years, giving Nicky a fount of stories, wonders and warnings that she carefully crafted into the collection of ten songs. Boo Hoo wasn’t purely created out of these though. Being as impossible as it is to suppress the Australian personality, Boo Hoo also serves as a showcase of Nicky’s love of the basic outback lifestyle, with the almost lullaby-like, simple instrumentation accompanying Nicky’s grounded lyrics.
“’Maya’ is about my beautiful elderly neighbour – since I returned from Canada, she’s always lived next to me, alone. She doesn’t speak English well, but we communicate fantastically over her amazing garden,” Nicky says. “It’s amazing, every single time it rains, Maya gets outside with her poncho and a huge smile and gets stuck right into it...she’s started pouring her life and soul into tending this garden and creating life from seeds, dirt, and hard work. It was impossible to not take inspiration from her passion and drive to give life to something beautiful.”
Nicky opens her heart to you as she takes you through a journey of universal emotion. With her authentic approach to life and living, Nicky’s bubbly persona and professional groundedness have won her devoted fans and industry respect. In both life and in music, Nicky Convine is defined by passion – her voice amazes you, her spirit inspires you and her stirring, catchy songs take root and stay with you until the dust has settled and she’s moved on to woo the next town.