Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Nico M find out more about him...
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I'm from London. When I was a kid I was always singing and listening to music, but just at 18 I discovered I wanted to do that as 'job'.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
My musical influences when I was growing up were Anastacia, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson and Adam Lambert and my influences now, besides the artists I just named, are Whitney Houston, who I fell in love with early this year, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis and Lady Gaga.
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as catchy 80's power pop-rock.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
I just released a single called 'Weaker' and it's a powerful song that I wrote about feeling alone and not feeling accepted by other people, and get bullied because of being 'different'.
What’s your local music scene like?
I perform at open mic nights around London and sometimes I sing in Charity Events in support of Cancer Research UK, Nordoff Robbins and Homelessness.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
I have a few things planned like recording an EP, keep writing songs and keep performing live. I am very excited about it!
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Oh definitely, I would like to collaborate with Linda Perry and Sia, beside all my other musical influences! I know, there are so many!
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Definitely that time I was singing accompanied by a live orchestra and I forgot the words of the song I was singing haha!!
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
I am an open book: you get what you see.