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ORCA Jazz funk Collective
- Nicki Allan Vocals & Keys, Rod Mason Saxes, Garry Jackson Electric Bass, Caroline Boaden Drums
Comprising some of the North's finest Jazz Musicians, ORCA are a group of superbly creative and skilled musicians who breathe new life into contemporary funk classic tunes from artists such as Chick Corea, Gil Scott Heron, Tania Marie & Lizz Wright with an equal contribution of rhythmically driving original tunes written by Nicki & Rod. ORCA have already performed at many Northern Jazz Festivals over the last few years, including Marsden, Southport & Chapel Allerton & have an EP coming out very soon. Expect High octane grooves and improvisations from this stellar group of musicians. See the Gigs page for when they are performing live. Audio clips to follow soon.
The Nicki Allan Trio
- Performing original & classic songs from The Great Female Songbook
- Nicki Allan Piano & Vocals, Josh Cavanna-Brierley Double Bass & John Settle Drums.
This Newly formed trio featuring Nicki Allan and the rhythm section guys from the Manhattan Sound Big Band, of which Nicki is lead vocalist, are a stylish combo performing a mixture of original songs and contemporary versions of great songs. The Trio have been rehearsing and recording over the last few months and have just finished their first EP which is an eclectic mixture of Latin, Pop & Original material. Including guest appearances from some well know local musicians - Ian Chalk, Rod Mason and Joel Purnell adding extra dimension & colour to this collaboration. People who know Nicki as a vocalist will be pleasantly surprised at just how well she plays piano. Not surprisingly, her influences include Lianne Caroll, Diana Krall & Eliane Elias. Combined with all their creative talents this trio has come up with a fresh sounding Jazz vibe that is sure to enthral keen Jazz audiences.
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Review of new video - 'Love's a lonely Traveller' - Click here
Love's a lonely Traveller is an original song co written by Nicki and performed by Nicki on the video. To hear more original songs and audio tracks visit Nicki's Soundcloud page and click follow.
Review of the Harrogate Brasserie - Click here
Follow up review from Graham Chalmers, Harrogate Advertiser - Click here
The Nicki Allan Sextet 'Live' CD scheduled for release in september.
'With Style & Grace & Superb vocals, Nicki's sextet effortlessly revive the feel of cool 60's Jazz without being retro'
Very Exciting at the moment waiting for CD number 3 to be released to the public. Recorded 'Live' at Seven Jazz last November will be the follow up CD to 'People will say we're in Love and 'You're Gonna Hear from Me' ( both available on iTunes and from the music page) Courtesy of Leeds University student, Georgina Phillips.
Georgina recorded the band for her finals this May and has worked tirelessly on mixing and producing the sound and preparing the artwork for the cover. The New CD should be available at gigs and through the website soon. Keep checking the news and if you haven't yet subscribed to the newsletter then please sign up. There is a letter every couple of months with news and updates on and your details are completely confidential and shared with no one.
To Hear a Sneak Preview of the new album click here. It Might as well be Spring