An "avant-rock n soul, tutu-clad" singer and songwriter, KimberlyNichole hails from Seattle. She grew up listening to gospel/soul music played by her parents and grunge/alternative music, which dominated the Seattle scene. All these musical styles have influenced Nichole’s sound. After spreading her wings and relocating to New York City, her journey went into full speed. The Rock Ballerina’s mesmerizing performance style has captured the attention of Quincy Jones, Dr. Maya Angelou, Andre Leon Talley and Motown writing legends Ashford & Simpson, who eventually took her under their wings. Nichole’s independently released debut album, The Yellow Brick Journey, featuring the foot stomping single "Little Girl New,” is something fresh and new with songs that showcase her songwriting and unique voice, reminiscent of greats Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.