The Nicki Allan Project
- Inspired original compositions & reworkings of great contemporary artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Bowie & Fleetwood Mac
- Nicki Allan Piano & Vocals, Julia Mills Saxophones, Josh Cavanagh-Brierley Double Bass & John Settle Drums
This Newly formed quartet featuring Nicki Allan and the rhythm section guys from the Manhattan Sound Big Band, of which Nicki is lead vocalist, plus the addition of Saxophonist Julie Mills ( formerly of The Fairer Sax ) are a stylish combo performing a mixture of original songs and contemporary versions of great songs. The Band have been rehearsing and recording and have just finished their first EP, which is a collection of samba, Modal & original compositions. People who know Nicki as a vocalist will be pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable she is when playing piano. Not surprisingly, her influences include Lianne Caroll, Diana Krall & Eliane Elias. Combined with all their creative talents this project has come up with a fresh sounding vibe that is sure to enthral keen mainstream Jazz audiences.