Nicollette Sullivan

Thank you for taking the time to have this interview with IMAAI.
Tell us about your music.
My music is timeless, nostalgic, and moody. I like to use a lot of live instrumentation. I think there is a soul, an energy that live instruments have.

When did you start performing?
I started performing in school as a kid. I liked to be involved in performing arts classes. When I became an adult I knew I wanted to pursue it seriously. As an adult I started recording and now with live shows we can do either acoustic, just me and a guitar or a full band.

What do you consider to be your hometown and how does that affect your music?
I consider Venice Beach to be my hometown. I don’t know if it affects my music directly but it helped shaped me which shapes my music. Lots of cultural diversity in Venice so lots of varied musical influences.

What performers have been your inspiration?
I love Ella Fitzgerald. Her voice is beautiful and her choices are amazing. Sarah Vaughan as well. I also love Christina Aguilera, I think her 00’s era was amazing especially her back to the basics album. Arianna Grande, her voice is so smooth. Mariah Carey is such a powerhouse… much like Whitney Houston. Amy Winehouse was so authentic, Sade and Nina Simone.

What do you base your success on?
I base my success on if I am creating and enjoying and learning. I don’t focus on measuring myself by my accomplishments/popularity/money especially in such a competitive industry. I write for the love of it. I am so appreciative I get the opportunity to. I do hope for success of course.

What was your latest musical release?
My latest release was “Love don’t live here anymore.” It was inspired by my personal life. This past year was really tough for me. The song is about heartbreak.

Do you have any news to share?
My latest EP is releasing on the 28th of June. Please check it out. The music is great and the musicianship is crazy good!

How can fans find you?

Nicollette Sullivan

Nicollette has been surrounded by music her entire life. Both of her parents are singers; her dad was the lead singer in a hard rock band and her mom sang back up for various bands. Exposed to hard rock and metal from dad and Soul, R&B, Classical, and Funk from mom, Nicollette had a diverse musical experience growing up.

Lastly, please share some final words with the fans.

Thank you so much for giving me a platform to share on. Please support indie artists like me. Indie music is important it’s unfiltered and authentic, not conforming to some corporate entity.