My name is Nicolette Shue but most people just call me “Nikki”. I sing, write songs and play guitar professionally in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area.
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Here’s a little more about me…
Some of the places I’ve performed at include Heritage at Sportsman’s Park, Rhythm & Wine, Hava Java, Mirabel Golf Club, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix VA, The Rhythm Room, Scottsdale Waterfront, Private Events and more. I am versatile and can play well to private parties, restaurants, coffee shops, golf clubs, brunches, wine bars, & retirement homes, etc. I perform solo and have recently expanded into having option for a duo with professional bassist, Chad MacDonald. If you’re interested in more than duo please don’t hesitate to ask!!
I am drawn to many different genres of music, especially music from the 60s. Oldies covers and hits from the 80s to current day tend to be on my set list. I am known for my smooth voice, incredible range and eclectic song choices. If you want to hear about my background in music, keep reading! 🙂
In grade school, I was encouraged to keep singing after a well-received school concert performance. In addition to singing, I also learned to play violin in 3rd grade. I continued playing into 8th grade and was awarded 1st chair violin.
From there I chose to focus more on the singing and became involved in voice lessons, Phoenix Girls Chorus, school choirs and musicals, dance, professional women’s group called Little Women, and female acapella group called ASU Pitchforks.
I then picked up guitar which gave me a vehicle to accompany myself singing for the first time. With my enthusiasm to learn and dedication to practice, I was soon performing gigs all around the valley and started to live my childhood dream of becoming a professional musician.
In addition to being a musician, I am a proud mother of two amazing kids!
And when I’m not busy with music or keeping up with my kids, I enjoy spending time in nature, hiking, biking, walking, yoga, making jewelry, reading, editing photos and video, and more.
In addition to singing, about two years ago I became a 600 HR certified yoga instructor. It took two years to complete the certification at Southwest Institute for Healing Arts in Tempe. I had originally started with an interest in certification for Meditation and Mindfulness. I loved it there so much that it lead to a much longer detour into yoga which included certifications in Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, Transformational Coaching, & Yoga Nidra. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever known.
I loved a passage from the Bhagavad Gita that mentions sending someone to an Ashram to study yoga. Not everyone who studies yoga will go on to teach yoga but they will follow their Dharma, or life purpose and hopefully in accordance with the lessons they learned from yoga. For example, they might become the Ashram’s carpenter or accountant. I’d like to think I’ve just become the Ashram’s singer. 🙂
I hope you feel you know a little more about me now. If you’re interested in what I do, please Click Here to get in touch! I’d be thrilled to sing at your venue or next event!
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