Nicole Gordon

Los angeles, CALIFORNIA, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Americana / Folk Rock / Pop
A Nickel & Change Recordings
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"Her voice is arguably one of the strongest and most soulful in the city of Angels." Performing Songwriter Magazine

Nicole Gordon is an award winning singer, songwriter, and musician. Her first solo CD, "Lost in My Head" was picked as one of the Top 12 "Do-It-Yourself" CD's for 2003 by Performing Songwriter Magazine and as one of the Top 25 Demos of the Year by the nationally distributed Music Connection Magazine! Music Connection also named Nicole as one of the Top 100 un-signed artists in 2003, 2004, & 2005. Her song, "The Road Easy" from "Lost in my Head" won Honorable Mention in the Country Music Television/Nashville Songwriters Association International Song Contest in 2004.

Nicole grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA the 5th child out of 8. She started singing at the age of 7 and got her first professional gig the next year. In 1995 she teamed with a local songwriter/producer, Bill Hartley and they formed the duo, LEAP. They released 4 CD's, one music video, and continue to write together.

In Los Angeles, Nicole emerged on the original scene as a singer, songwriter, and session vocalist. She appeared as the singing voice of "Madison" on the Warner Bros show, "EVERWOOD" and she works regularly with Emmy Award winning and nominated composers Ernest Troost and Blake Neely on film and television projects as well as Steve Edwards and Alex Kharlamov on library music and commercials. Nicole was part of a 4 part choir for the new animated film, “The Legend of Secret Pass“ starring, Frankie Muniz, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Chiklis, & Cheryl Hines and her song "Angels" from LONG TIME will be featured in a new documentary called ARTS, a film about possibilities, disabilities and the arts, which will be released in October, 2008 on Normal films -

She was part of a live performance of award winning director Guy Maddin’s BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! at The Egyptian Theater with an 11-piece live orchestra, a 3-person live Foley sound effect team, and narrator, Udo Kier. She recently co-wrote & recorded with legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin, and had the pleasure of recording for Mike Stoller, of Leiber & Stoller fame. She won the attention of legendary Los Angeles DJ, Jim Ladd (KLOS 95.5fm who is the inspiration behind Tom Petty's hit "The Last DJ") with her song, "Here I Carry". She also performed live on the Los Angeles, CA based Indie 103.1 fm Watusi Rodeo show. Nicole is also a FEATURED artist on Lufthansa Airlines and 2007 ASCAP showcase at The Americana Music Conference .

Nicole released a concept record with Marty Axelrod entitled, "Songs of Shiloh" to RAVE reviews (see below), "All My Change" , a stripped down Americana record featuring, "It All Begins with a Song" as heard on the ABC hit show, "Brothers and Sisters" , and "Long Time" a 1970's California Country rock record, which was just picked as one of Performing Songwriter's top DIY's for MArch/April 2008!

"I feel very lucky to still be able to work with my friends, Johnny Hawthorn, Jamie Rounds, Alex Kharlomov, Blake Neely, & Joe Guthrie and I am so grateful to all of the new musicians I met while recording such as:”

Barry Goldberg, Jim Keltner, Gary Mallaber, Johnny Lee Schell, Kevin Jarvis, Paul Barrere, Bob Glaub, Joe Sublett, Hutch Hutchinson, Dean Parks, Dan Schwartz, Danny Frankel, Jim Weider, John Hall & Lance Hoppen, Todd Nichols, Randy Guss, Dean Dinning, Duane Jarvis, Ed Tree, Michael Starr, Kelly Fitzgerald, Jeff & Laurie LeGore, Robert Dill, Rob Feinfield, Carl Byron, Norm Sancho, Gael MacGregor Walsh, Marty & Zoe Axelrod, & Dave Carpenter.


“Nicole has a big, dignified vocal character! She's a natural for big, heart-pounding ballads and seems at certain moments to be channeling Patsy Cline which is a VERY good thing.”

- Bud Scoppa

“Gordon’s no novice and her singing reflects an unflappable confidence! The common bond resides in Gordon’s savvy and sensuality, qualities that indicate stardom’s well within reach. “

- Performing Songwriter Magazine 2008

“Got the car running is magnificent! No other word will do. Gordon’s aching, sweet, & soulful voice drive the story forward… this is an emotional, beautiful, and rewarding album and a certain for 2007 Top Ten lists!” - Maverick Magazine

“’Songs of Shiloh’ is an emotionally affecting cycle of pop songs with pure melodic appeal and lyrical specificity. There’s the shivery beauty of Gordon’s voice, which echoes that of Sarah McLachlin and Kris Delmhorst.” - Bliss - Pasadena Weekly

Voted one of the TOP 12 DIY CDs of 2003 - Performing Songwriter Magazine

"One of the Top 25 Demos of 2003" - Music Connection Magazine

"Heavenly" - Jim Ladd DJ 95.5fm KLOS Los Angeles, CA

"I think Nicole's music is exactly what alternative country needs right now!" - Buzz Brainard KZLA fm Los Angeles, CA

"Her voice is arguably one of the strongest and most soulful in the city of Angels. Gordon’s effective, lovelorn lyrics on standout tunes such as The Road Easy and It Aint Easy are the highlights!! "

- Performing Songwriter Magazine

"Gordon’s vocals are consistently appealing and reliable, if not especially unique. This mature artist has a solid vision of herself and articulates lyrics effectively." -Music Connection Magazine

"This is the type of music I could listen to over and over and over again!"

- Gary Moore 95.5 KLOS fm Los Angeles

"Nicole Gordon is a talented artist whose VOICE is perhaps one of the strongest on the LA Scene!" - Scott Dudelson The LA Music Scene

Nicole’s songs can be heard on:

Brothers and Sisters

Friday Night Lights


Gilmore Girls,


The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,

Like Family,

One Tree Hill,



Jack & Bobby,



and on MTV, HBO, & Showtime.
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