As a singer, Nikki does regular session and live backing vocal work, and has performed with pop/rock bands at venues all over the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, SECC and The O2 Arena. She deps as a vocalist for Felix Hagan & The Family, is lead vocalist and songwriter for alt/ambient band Quietones, and has toured with Frank Turner and The Arkells.
Her favourite jobs to date have been writing and singing songs for Paw Patrol and Samsung, and seeing her song ‘Brighter Days’ performed by Denise Van Outen and a cast of West End actors at the Dominion Theatre, commissioned by belVita to support a charity helping theatre workers through the pandemic.
Nikki is a real musical theatre geek, and together with her friend Joe Bunker she makes the musical theatre talk show podcast, Piece By Piece.
Nikki trained at Italia Conti Associates until the age of 16 in dance, singing and acting, and at school studied flute and oboe whilst teaching herself guitar, ukulele, saxophone and clarinet. She read English and Latin Literature at Warwick University, and met Joe whilst working together on productions at the Warwick Arts Centre, including A Chorus Line (Maggie), Mamma Mia! (Sophie), Grease (Jan); Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette); Copacabana (Copa Girl), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Bat Boy (Vocal Director). After several years away from performing in musicals, Nikki played Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard at The Bridewell Theatre in 2015.
After leaving university Nikki decided to combine her love of musicals with her strategic and organised nature, by working as Account Executive for West End marketing agency AKA, project managing all aspects of marketing and promotion for accounts including Sister Act The Musical (London Palladium), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), TKTS (Leicester Square Ticket Booth) and West End Stage (Theatre summer schools, workshops and weekend schools). She was given an agency award for ‘Most Original Idea/Initiative’ for the Sister Act Nun Run in aid of Barnardo’s. Following this, Nikki worked briefly for human rights charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide as Events Manager before joining Joe at Auburn Jam Music.