A songwriter, composer and singer, I started on this journey in 2001 when I thought it would be a good idea to take piano lessons. A few years prior to this I was drawn to improvise on the piano but it was my piano teacher who showed me how to write music to lyrics.
This new found ability then spurred me on to try and become a professional songwriter/composer something that had never before occurred to me, which meant learning new skills, including improving my piano playing which I had abandoned at the age of 12 in favour of the clarinet, learning to sing as well as developing recording skills.
Writing lyrics together with music became more meaningful as there were thoughts I wanted to write about, other issues I wanted to convey to people and sometimes these are best conveyed and can have most impact when incorporated into a song. For some songs it is the music that is more important allowing the listener to be transported to a place of peace and tranquility. Other songs may have a message eg ‘Feeling Fine’ and ‘Never Give Up’ and are written so as to inspire people and to instill in them a feeling of well being. Not all my music are crafted songs, I have been introduced into the world of scoring for film and have composed many piano instrumentals which are generally more relaxing and may be used for meditation or just as a way of settling back in a chair, allowing for the calming of both body and mind.
I have done a small amount of performing at showcases and open mic nights but am also wishing to develop and focus more on performing for those people in residential homes, hospitals or similar or anyone who may most benefit from soothing music as well as inspirational songs and songs with a message.
My debut mini album entitled ‘Will & Destiny’ is available for purchase from my website at www.nickiehart.co.uk
It is also available for download from ITunes:-
You can listen to further clips and full length tracks at any of the links below
note from Cyndi: First – please join me in wishing Nickie a Happy Birthday - I set the intention to have this post published this week to celebrate the birth of her light and I am thrilled we got it done.
Second – would really love to know how everyone likes this – our first ever art post that features a musical artist. Nickie and I struggled for a way to best present her work – and I think I can speak for both of us when I say we are thrilled that Deb Booth agreed to create the video you see above.
Finally – Nickie isn’t the only one celebrating her birthday this week – mine is Friday the 13th – and I just wanted to take this moment to thank all of you for being in my life. I love being part of this community we are creating – and I am rededicating myself during this upcoming year to serving all who find their way to the Evolution Ezine – with Love, Passion, and the Intention for Us All to Live our Highest and Best Lives
With Joy and In Celebration of this Magnificent Journey