SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Vocalist looking for original metal band on a committed level, I can write lyrics and solid melodies. I also sing and scream.

Classically trained hard rock/metal/punk vocalist. Nicole moved to Hollywood to attend Musicians Institute where she studied vocal performance and music business. She graduated in 2009 and immediately was the front woman in a symphonic metal band, a studio singer, and rock vocal instructor.
Over the last 15 years while living in LA, she has fronted multiple original bands and cover/tribute bands such as her current band The Flannels. She has performed in venues all around LA such as the Canyon Club, The Whisky, The Viper Room, The Standing Room, Chain Reaction, House Of Blues, The Roxy, Lucky Strike, The Satellite, and had the opportunity to play shows all around the country sharing stages with some amazing musicians. Nicole brands herself as a hard rock/metal singer with wailing powerful vocals that have made her a force to be reckoned with as a female hard rock singer and screamer. Her main vocal influences are Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Maria Brink (In This Moment), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), & Marc Hudson (Dragonforce).
“I love being able to combine my operatic and classical training with my passion and love for punk rock, heavy metal, and power metal. When you need to belt super high notes with breath control and stamina, I thank all that intense training and can conquer songs with ease. I find it also extremely important to keep up with ear training, when I go into the studio I am able to read music and make up multi-part harmonies on the spot it makes me invaluable and builds my clientele. Having that foundation has really helped me produce some amazing work.”
Currently, she is focusing on a handful of collaborations and projects with different musicians and producers from all over the country and overseas to create videos and write music for TV/movie scores and rock projects. She continues to get hired for studio sessions and front different bands and projects in the Hollywood & LA area.

Serious inquiries only. Contact info at nicolecarsonmusic dot com

Screen name:
nicolecarson
Member since:
May 27 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Iron Maiden, In This Moment, Halestorm, Dragonforce, Joan Jett, I Prevail, Shinedown, Atreyu, Alter Bridge, Beartooth, Nothing More
Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Nightwish, Hands like Houses, As I Lay Dying, Pennywise, Bad Religion, In Flames, Falling in Reverse, Bullet for my valentine, bring me the horizon, breaking benjamin. Periphery, Coheed and Cambria, etc etc.

A lot of different heavy metal, classic rock, power metal, punk rock, and hard rock influences.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Shure KSM8
Universal Audio Arrow Interface
Luna Recording Software
Jerry Harvey Audio IEMs
Access to full recording studios and professional equipment

MUSIC