Nikki Murray is singer/songwriter doing mostly studio work on original material. Her latest song " All shook up " was written by Nicole Murray, Barry Findlater and Cory Findlater. It is a fusion of R&B/soul, jazz, funk & hip hop.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound? R&B jazz, blues, is the genre I feel most comfortable with, as my sound comes from my soul. I guess I would describe it as Motown.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
I like to go by Nikki
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
R&B, Motown, and blues are my main influences. Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse are two of my most influential artists that I feel I really relate to.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am working on a collaboration involving writing my own material.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I would like to focus on writing and performing my own material, as well as trying to get material published for tv.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I like Remedy by Adele, I feel I can really relate to it.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
I would have to say money
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I sometimes write lyrics first, but I also like to listen to a bare instrumental track and write lyrics and melody as it inspires me.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I have remained number one on the reverbnation list for local and regional artist for about 2 years now.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I have many, I love Chris Cornell, Sam Smith, Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse to name a few.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I have been singing since I was 5, my parents were both on a band for years so music has always been a big part of my life. I also enjoy writing stories, painting and drawing as well as photography.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Just don't ever give up. Music comes from your soul and it's not something that you can ignore. It's a big part of who you are and how you express yourself.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would like to see things become more focused on talent and less focused on how much money someone has, that they can pay to become famous.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I am very much in favor of originality. I love to write my own songs because that's how you express who you are. And maybe you can help someone with your story.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I think music is key to keeping the world connected and helps heal us all.
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