PRESS & UPDATES

NEWS:

Successful Campaign Brings Nicole’s New Release UP to life!

PRESS:

 The Call of the Void: Nicole Berke’s Journey Across the World – Article by Nicole Berke featured on ASCAP website

 Newcomer Nicole Berke to Open for the Legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith at Portland’s Soul’d Out Festival Sunday, April 21 at the Star Theater

PopYouLarity.com Interview

Music Millennium In Store- Double Record Release Event: Chance Hayden and Nicole Berke:

Portland State University Interview  TWO FORMER PSU STUDENTS DEBUT NEW ALBUMS AT JIMMY MAK’S

KURZWEIL Artist Lounge | Nicole Berke

Award-singing jazz/pop singer Nicole Berke gives concert with Moorea Masa

Press Release for THIS BRIGHT BEFORE Dual Release Show 

Frondescence (independent) TC Krentz

Nicole Berke – Frondescence
2008, Nicole Berke – Wildy’s World- CD Reviews

EXCERPTS:

  • “One of the new breed of young indie artists whose musicianship and song content is both mature and refreshing.” -Cascade Sotheby’s International Reality Festival
  • “Nicole Berke is a breath of fresh air. Writing songs with a level of virtuosity comparable to Ben Folds, Nicole Berke exudes a warmth and vulnerability to buoy her lyric and multi-timbered voice. Frondescence is a blooming for Nicole Berke, who comes out as an incredible talent with a bright future.” – Wildy’s World
  • “We’re glad Nicole Berke didn’t wait to record a full length CD because her debut EP release is a fabulous enough sample to help us all fall in love with her straight away.” -Independent (Boston)
  • “Nicole Berke blew us away! Her talent and gumption for playing music made an impression on the council and the students at the show. Her soulful voice and playing of the piano with her honest lyrics struck the right chord with us and we hope to bring her back. She was brilliant.”  – Anna Rader, University of Wyoming
  • “Nicole Berke started off the night strong, with her soulful songs about love and otherwise. Her fantastic piano work complemented her sassy voice quite well, while her tight band backed her up solidly. The sounds ranged from Norah Jones, to some jazzy Nina Simone at times. She’s definitely a singer to watch as she continues to spread her talent throughout the Northwest.”  – Abe, BePortland
  • “Berke’s performance was a dazzling showcase of her singing, writing, and playing talents, a testament to the passion and efforts she poured into her debut. The crowd was the fortunate recipient of her debut full release, THIS BRIGHT BEFORE  and Portland is fortunate to be graced by the talents of Nicole Berke.” –  Pat Herrara, Snap Twig
  • “She’s got soul! You probably never heard of Nicole Berke but once you’ve listened to her soulful voice and skills on the ivories, you won’t forget her. The students at University of Wyoming certainly didn’t.” – Ian St. Clair, Wyoming Tribune Eagle
  • Nicole Berke: This Bright Before. “Her voice is so rich and powerful that I thought she was much older than she is. Nicole’s music has a jazzy sound to it but is also soulful with a bit of an R&B influence. I love the combination for a sound that is uniquely all her own. She also plays the keyboard and writes her own music making her even more of a multi talented artist. Putting her gifts together gives her the ability to focus on her strengths.” – The IE  Mommy
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