Born and bred in London, Nicky Phillips felt the pull to move north, writing and sharing her open-hearted songs through intimate performances across North West England. Nicky has spent many years performing live, but 2020 had other plans. As a result, Nicky started sharing her music on Instagram and soon after connected with a producer to begin her recording career.
She has performed at prestigious venues in London, such as the Southbank Centre, The Troubadour and The Bedford. In the North, Nicky has performed at Night & Day Café, The Whiskey Jar (Manchester NQ), The Salty Dog (Northwich) and The Royal Oak (Chorlton), to name a few. Along with performing around the UK, she has also had the opportunity to perform in the Czech Republic and Austin, Texas. Nicky hopes to make her return to performing live at venues across Cheshire and Manchester, but until then you can catch her performing on Instagram Live on Friday nights.
Nicky is currently recording an EP with producer Joel Schwartz. The EP, due to be released in summer 2021, is about the ups & downs of holding on to and letting go of love.
Nicky’s songwriting journey all started with her Dean acoustic guitar - the very one she can be seen playing now. After learning a couple of songs by Michelle Branch and Joni Mitchell she started to come up with her own melodies and lyrics. Other influences include Paul Simon, Bon Iver and Laura Marling. These influences have led to Nicky’s Indie-Folk-Pop style and confessional, reflective songs.