Nicole spends much of her time in Asia, over the past sixteen years in asia, living in Taiwan. She has spent some time in Ghana and South Africa, meeting people and drumming. In 1996, Nicole's released two self-produced cds, both of them presently go thru Taiwan Crystal Records for distribution in Taiwan.
A little about me. Sometimes people wait their whole life to find out what their whole purpose is, and that is music for me. At age 12 I auditioned for Mighty Ducks and landed a major role as one of the Mighty Ducks, Tammy Duncan. I like to refer to the character as "the one that figured skated and shot the goal." Then people remember that character. I enjoyed acting, but it wasn't the end all be all for me. I went to college and graduated with a Minor in Music. I wanted to "be practical" and have a Communication major so I could actually do something in my field. I wanted to record a demo in college and 4 different times there were circumstances that stopped it. When I took a look at it it really felt like I was forcing the issue and it just wasn't "my time." So, I put it away and said that I was going to trust God on it when He wanted me to do it. There was just something inside me that felt like when it was the right time I would be able to write my own lyrics and music. That felt weird to me because I was never able to do that my entire life. I was trained on the piano, so to "make up" songs wasn't very structured or natural to me. Well, around March or April this year I started getting lyrics in my head and when I would go to the piano these tunes would come out! All of my music are my originals from this new found gift. I hope you enjoy it and let it speak to you in whatever way it does. I hope it moves you because these stories were the stories that I felt needed to be told. I should have my full cd ready by Mid-January. That's my deal and I'm stickin to it!!!
Matt Riehle is a small town St. Paul native with a big city passion. He is particularly drawn to music of the 60's and 70's, placing Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan at the epitome of musicality. It is with this influence that he sings, plays, and reinvents any song or style he sees fit. Some might refer to him as a folk musician, some as a rock star, and in reality he is those things and more. You can catch him at the Artist's Quarter in downtown, or singing at Shamrocks with his bands, original rock and roll super group 'The Notties', and the best classic rock cover band in Minnesota, 'Young Lust.' More of his work can be found via his YouTube channel.
Winning tracks from each contest are selected by panelists from within the music industry. Each week a three-song playlist from the winning submissions will be featured on the mnartists.org and Summit Brewery web sites. Quarterly listening parties at area venues will take place and a compilation CD of music from the yearlong contest will be produced.
Submission Specifications and Entry Process Any and all types of music accepted; only three tracks per musician will be reviewed for possible inclusion on the CD. Tracks can be uploaded to artist pages on mnartists.org, and a URL of the page can then be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must come from mnartists.org members. To sign up for membership, visit www.mnartists.org/join.do?action=join. For assistance with registration or with uploading music tracks, please e-mail email@example.com or call 612.375.7611.