Helen started playing guitar as a 12 year old when she discovered an old, broken one in the garden shed at home. Though she had been playing various instruments and singing since she could remember, discovering the guitar started off a love of the instrument that took her right through to University.
During uni years Helen played in various bands performing both original material and covers around Queensland, and also took part in a short tour of the USA.
After completing a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Guitar Specialisation), Helen has spent the last couple of years travelling on and off and writing the basic framework of her first recordings.
Since arriving back to Australia in March 2017, Helen has been playing shows throughout Qld as well as working on her debut recording, set to be released early 2018.
A dynamic performer, Nickolaine is a multi- instrumentalist, vocal powerhouse, singer/songwriter with fierce relatable lyrics.
Byron shire bred & now residing in Brisbane, Nikolaine remains humble and independent.
Having played Bluesfest in 2005 with local band ‘bypass’, played the 2011 bluesfest busking comp, nominated for ‘performer of the year’ 2014/15 Pride awards, and playing around the east coast for the past 10years, Nikolaine throws the rule book out the window – so sit back and enjoy the ride.
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