January 30 and 31 at 8 p.m.
Those who have seen Miss Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a "whiplash" moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.
Hill draws on vintage female rhythm and blues influences such as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown, as well as some of her favorite male singers Otis Redding and Solomon Burke, without being stuck or pigeonholed strictly as a "retro" artist. Her tough vocal style fits with contemporary sensibilities yet evokes all the great female blues shouters of previous decades. With the success of similar artists such as Amy Winehouse or Imelda May, Hill is poised to blaze her own trail in their wake.
If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned. Nikki Hill has arrived!